… a fare una cosa del genere al Poli, credo ci sarebbe la rivoluzione. “Ma come? Si promuove una specifica tecnologia! Per giunta è proprietaria!!!”
Allo stesso tempo, sono certo ci sarà qualche commentatore italiano che loderà l’iniziativa e lamenterà “l’immobilismo delle università italiane”.
Back in July, we reported on an iPhone programming course being developed and offered by Stanford University. The course is in full swing this fall, with a reported 80 students signed up. Stanford has also started a project that is beginning to bear fruit in the form of iPhone and iPod touch apps — the Stanford iApps Project.
Five student-developed apps are now being tested as part of the Stanford iApps Project. Two of the apps are targeted at Stanford students and provide management of course registration and bills, while the other three apps are aimed at a much larger audience including the general public and alumni.
These other apps give access to a searchable Stanford University map (see screenshot), schedules and scores for the University’s sports teams, and listings in the StanfordWho online directory.
While future iApps may be the result of the iPhone development course, these apps were developed by TerriblyClever Design. This may sound like an established Silicon Valley development firm, but it’s actually a startup created by Kayvon Beykpour, a Stanford computer science undergrad. Once the Stanford apps are out of beta testing, they’ll be available in the App Store.