Update: 26th July, 2011: check out this follow up post on developing applications for iOS or Android using Buzztouch.
Paul Hegarty: Developing Apps for iOS Download free from iTunes U
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It’s safe to say Apple’s iPod, iPhone and iPad are here to stay. Over a billion applications have been downloaded through the iTunes App Store and in recent weeks I have been mulling whether or not to get something basic developed for Smarter Housing and/or the Smarter Card.
I signed into Facebook this evening and noticed a link to Developing Apps for iOS (HD) – a series of podcasts produced by Paul Hegarty of Stanford University. As you see I am in the middle of downloading the series and will report back once I have had an opportunity to watch them all.
The intention is to teach myself the basic principles of app design and cobble something together and see it listed on the App Store. I very much doubt it’ll be a “killer app” but it will put me in a better position instruct app developers in the future. If I can throw in a reference to my degree, it should help me to reduce the problems associated with information asymmetry (see Wikipedia link).