Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

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Sprawling over 180 acres, the Chennai campus is always bustling with activity. The campus is more like a town, home to thousands of students attending various faculties. There is an old building right next to the main campus that now houses a unique lab where young people are obsessed with developing apps.

Among those students are Sanskriti Sinha, Prakar Palak and Devam Antahar. Their app is called 90+4′ and is a one-stop shop for football fans. 90+4′ brings you the latest football news from around the world. It’s about being part of the conversation. This is a community of passionate football lovers,” says Palak, who is in his final year of college. The app provides real-time updates on ongoing matches and also offers scores, minute-by-minute commentary and video highlights. What’s interesting about this app is that the student developer also created an app for watchOS and visionOS. “90+4″ is more than just an app. It’s a community of passionate football enthusiasts,” says Sinha.

There’s also another trio of young students who developed Circles. The app is meant to enhance the social experience. “Our main focus is to start the early stages of group planning, bringing people together and fostering a supportive environment,” says Niya Shamir, soon to be attending university in Geneva. Circles is a social media app whose purpose is to streamline the initial planning stages of any kind of get-together with friends and family, making it more engaging, efficient and productive for everyone involved.

iOS Labs: Moving Students Forward

A few years ago, university management decided they wanted to give engineering students hands-on experience building and creating apps. Professor C Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor of SRM University, said the idea was to prepare students for future challenges in the industry.That’s when I came up with the idea of ​​merging

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App development

— iOS only — Made in Curriculum. Hundreds of students, not just those in the fields of computer and electronics, were interested in the course, even though it is currently an elective. “In the future, we plan to give students academic credit,” he says Muthamizhchelvan.


has worked with universities and students to help develop apps. Every student was given her MacBook Pro by the university. There were interactive sessions with Apple experts who have assisted students in every stage of app development. “For me, working on an app and learning the core of what’s behind it was a surreal experience,” says Aniket Singh, who developed an app called HappyPaws for her pet friends. Students learned how to use Swift, Apple’s programming language. Students learn Swift and SwiftUI while writing code. Swift and SwiftUI are programming technologies created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. With Swift Playgrounds, students can try out apps and share them with educators, friends, and family.

Students say support from Apple comes in many levels. Not only that, but everyone who was elected to her Infosys he underwent an internship for a month. “The internship gave us an idea of ​​how big tech companies work, and it certainly helped a lot,” said Advikaa Ramesh, who developed the mental health and well-being-focused app Beam. says.

What will these student developers do next?

Nearly every student expects their app to be on the App Store. They also recognize that it’s not an easy task as Apple’s guidelines are pretty strict. “We are doing our best and want this app to reach more users,” says Rush Kothari, who developed his HappyPaws with Singh.

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However, not all of them want to develop apps in the future. “It was a great learning experience, but it’s too early to tell if this is what I want to pursue,” says Vasisht Agarwala. He has a keen interest in filmmaking, and he took his electives out of his curiosity to solve the ‘problems’ he considered. And his friends faced. That’s how Circles was born, he explains.

Universities, on the other hand, are pleased with the response they have received for their iOS App Development elective. “We are happy to work with Apple and Infosys on this, which will only help future students,” he says.

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