Apple to open first iOS Development Center, with more planned for the future

Andy Boxall

In app-development-2, news

January 21, 2016

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Apple has announced the opening of its first iOS Development Center, where students will be taught how to develop iOS apps. It’ll be located at an unnamed ‘partner institution’ in Naples, Italy, and the program will be based on a special curriculum devised by Apple. The Italian school is the first of many other iOS Development Centers it plans to open around the world, says Apple.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Europe is, “home to some of the most creative developers in the world,” and that Apple is, “thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success.”

The new iOS Developer Center will teach students how to create iOS apps

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It’s stated that 75,000 jobs in Italy are linked to the iTunes App Store, and the developer community is described as ‘vibrant.’ In Europe, Apple estimates more than $10b has been earned by developers selling apps throughout the world.

Currently, there’s no information available on when the iOS Development Center will open, how much the course will cost, and when it’ll start accepting applications.