Welcome to world of apps: 'It’s easier than ever to create and sell apps'

EVENT INFO: Xcode 6 & iOS 8 Live: What's New for App Developers

As mobile app sales continue their rapid growth worldwide, developers everywhere want to get involved.


LEARNING PROCESS: Digital Arts Center (DAC) students

According to market researchers, the mobile app industry generated about $25 billion in 2013, up from $18 billion in 2012.

“Thanks to advances in programming languages and technology, it’s easier than ever to create and sell apps,” said Jake Wilke, program representative for UC San Diego Extension’s Digital Arts Center (DAC) program.

“There are plenty of opportunities to sell your app on established marketplaces like iTunes or the Android store, for old and new developers alike.”

Mobile applications are a type of software designed for hand-held electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones.

On Monday, August 25, Extension’s Digital Arts Center will sponsor a special event on developments in the industry, notably Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 operating system and the new Swift programming language.

Partners include the Information Technology and Software Engineering (ITSE) department and the San Diego iOS App Development Group (SDiOS), a non-profit coalition of web developers.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Extension’s UCC campus. More than 100 attendees are expected. Those interested in attending this event are urged to join the San Diego iOS Meetup Group and RSVP.

The workshop’s featured speaker, Norman McEntire, an ITSE department instructor and mobile app programming expert, will present “Xcode6 and iOS 8Live: What’s New for App Developers.”

He will also discuss Extension’s self-paced Professional Certificate in Mobile Device Programming, along with DAC’s accelerated one-year Professional Certificate in Mobile App Development.

Apple’s recently-introduced iOS 8 operating system “is the most significant, feature-packed software we’ve ever seen,” said McEntire. “Whether you are a total beginner, or an experienced iOS developer, you will leave this live demonstration filled with new skills and knowledge that you can immediately put to use.”

McEntire, who founded San Diego-based Servin Corporation in 1995 to provide computer training, consulting, and software development, is currently instructor for the following Extension courses:

According to McEntire, the reason iOS 8 has generated so much excitement among new developers is because of its many new features, including the Swift Programming Language, HealthKit, HomeKit, CloudKit, and more.

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