Apple and the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) launched a few months ago to enable select students on campus to code and build apps using the iPhone manufacturer’s developer tools. started working together on
A pilot cohort of 50 students was selected from an initial pool of 600 candidates and trained to develop apps using iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS software. The group built over 20 app prototypes over 8-9 months.
The Hindu interacted with four groups of students to prototype four different apps that catered to user needs ranging from pet care to mental health management. While the app was in various stages of completion, the students’ product pitches revealed the impact of a nearly eight-month learning process that included coding, design, entrepreneurship, and other industry-ready skills. .
“These apps are still being nurtured,” SRM University Vice-Chancellor C. Muthamizhchelvan said at a press conference. “Now we want to send the 2nd batch of students. We have received about 3,000 applications for the 2nd batch training program. We want to convert the
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Once the app is in place, the university will give credit to the students who built the app. Until then, it will be an elective course.
Apple provides students with tools and resources that are currently only available to professional developers. With Swift Playground and Xcode, learners can write their first lines of code to build an app. These tools are also useful for testing and distribution to millions of users.
Our tools are designed to make it easier for both students and educators to learn to code and develop apps. The program also helps students understand why apps are built.
The course not only helps students learn app development, but also offers internship opportunities at companies like Infosys, who also provide training support for this program.