If you can’t afford to enroll in the iPhone application programing course at Stanford, you may want to take a look at a couple of new 4 day iPhone development courses being offered by Saratoga, CA-based Edison Labs University.
I ran into Edison’s Chief Scientist, Owen Rubin, at Macworld last week, where he was very excited about the prospects for future app developers learning to work with both iPhone and Android, for which his school also offers courses. “This is an exploding field of software development,” Rubin told me, “and I think there’s a great opportunity to help people who want to pursue the path get a strong foundation in the knowledge they’ll need to be successful.”
Edison’s introduction to iPhone app development is focused on enabling a developer to build applications using the iPhone SDK, the iPhone simulator, and to download, test and debug applications on an iPhone and iPod touch device. The school plans to offer soon classes for novice developers who need to get a foundation in Objective-C and object-oriented programming as well.
Each 4 day training costs approximately $2000, which, when you consider the potential riches of a runaway AppStore success, seems like a pretty decent investment.
It’s not surprising that iPhone app training is beginning to spring up in the Bay Area, given our proximity to Apple and Silicon Valley. We’d be curious to know about any iPhone developer courses available in readers’ areas, how much they cost and how they are structured. If you’ve seen any, be sure to let us know about it in comments.