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Official Apple iPhone Developer University Program, Stanford Participates

Apple announced details of an iPhone Developer University program to allow higher education institutions provide courses on iPhone and iPod touch programming.

The University Program provides a wealth of development resources, sophisticated tools for testing and debugging, and the ability to share applications within the same development team. Institutions can also submit applications for distribution in the App Store.

The program is available to accredited, higher education institutions in the U.S. and allows universities an avenue to provide official courses that do not violate Apple's iPhone SDK non-disclosure agreement.

Stanford is taking advantage of Apple's Developer University Program with a new course this fall titled iPhone Application Programming which currently has more than 80 students registered.

Stanford also announced today that they are working on a project to make several of its web-based services available to students as iPhone applications:

A suite of five software applications developed by students is now being tested on campus. Two of them, for managing course registration and bills, are intended for students. The other three will allow access to Stanford's searchable campus map, get team scores and schedules, and check listings in the university's online directory, StanfordWho.

Stanford provides the following screenshots of their iPhone apps in testing: