Hands-On Workshop for iPhone Application Development Held by Dr. Muppala and Dr. Chan for Computer Science and Engineering Students
Dr. Jogesh K. Muppala and Dr. Eddie Chan taught the Hands-on Workshop for iPhone Application Development (HOWiPhone) for Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) students on 29 & 30 August 2011. The workshop was jointly organized by The Computer Science and Engineering Students' Society (CSESS) and Drs. Muppala and Chan for the benefit of all the CSE students.
Over 30 students enthusiastically attended the two-day workshop. Over the course of two days the students were introduced to various aspects of iOS application development through the coverage of both iOS concepts and hands-on exercises. They learnt different aspects of designing an iOS application, through a series of structured hands-on exercises.
Students attending the HOWiPhone workshop
Dr. Chan teaching how to write a mobile game in iPhone, using Cocos 2D
Dr. Muppala teaching how to retreive the data in iPhone, using SQLite 3
Students' reaction to the workshop was overwhelmingly positive, as evidenced by the following students' comments from the end-of-workshop survey:
- Clear explanation on the codes and concepts of iPhone apps development, the course materials are up-to-date.
- It provides us some knowledge that allows us to develop our own apps, it doesn't let us know how to program a command-line program, instead, it teaches us how to create an actual ready to use apps.
- The instructors are well experienced in the topic of the workshop.
- The course focused on practical knowledge for development.
- The content provided is widely used in research field and the industry which is very useful for our student to prepare for their career.
- The example based teaching method is very suitable for programming workshops and even courses.
- They are very nice and open. I like their teaching style.
- I've learnt how to use Xcode well.