Agencies Mobile Gov efforts need the right technical expertise to build useful products for the public. Makes sense that agencies might think about training to build some in-house tech expertise. [ht to Sam Bronson]
Stanford University--you know that school/high tech incubator on the West Coast--has rolled out a free version of it's web app development course for iPhone/iOS.
Students may covet seats in Stanford's popular iPhone and iPad application development course, but you don't need to be in the classroom to take the course.
Anyone with app dreams can follow along online.
Stanford has just released the iOS 5 incarnation of iPhone Application Development on iTunes U, where the public can download course lectures and slides for free. Some of the most talked-about features of Apple's latest operating system include iCloud, streamlined notifications and wireless syncing.
This is the same course that is taught at Stanford, without the instructor interaction.
Developers new to Apple's operating systems can take two prerequisites courses before tackling the iOS development class. Check out Programming Methodology and Programming Abstractions, both available on iTunes U.
Here's the professor introducing the course.
**reposted from the Mobile Gov Blog from the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at GSA**