Art Institute to offer iPhone app development class

Charleston Regional Business Journal
June 24, 2010

A class on iPhone application development is being offered at The Art Institute of Charleston for the first time.

The Web design and interactive media faculty will be teaching the course using SDK programming. Another, more advanced course is expected to be offered in the future. It will focus on advanced mobile device programming technologies.

“It’s important to realize that Web design studies no longer encompass just site design for full-size monitors,” said Shari Schleis, academic director of Web design and interactive media at the school. “Small-screen interactive devices are extremely popular.”

These include touchscreen kiosks, ATMs, interactive museum displays and self-service grocery checkouts. The technology is rapidly changing, Schleis said, creating a corresponding need for the skill set.

“It is just another way our college is keeping up with latest technologies and listening to what employers are asking for,” said Rick Jerue, president of The Art Institute of Charleston.

Students have chosen their own topics for their application prototypes. Some of the ideas include an audio loop for ambient sound and a fast “good carb” counter.

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