Apple – year in review 2011

 

    The year 2011 was a eventful year, here are some highlights:

  • January: Mac® App Store℠
    opened for business with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. Now there are over 500,000+  applications and over 100 million downloads in 2011.
  • February: Thunderbolt connectivity
    and quad core MacBook Pros
    with improved graphics and a FaceTime HD camera
  • March : iPad2
    33% thinner and 15% lighter than the original iPad, improved graphics and a FaceTime HD camera
  • May: Quad core processors for all iMacs
    with better AMD Radeon HD graphics cards and (1/2)Thunderbolt port(s).
  • iCloudJune: Look up at the sky
    it’s iCloud, the new computing service enables users to effortlessly sync photos, notes and other content to all of their various Apple computers and devices. It is a Hit or Miss?
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Want to know how to create iPhone business card?

The folks at O’Reilly and CreativeTechs.com came together for the first online class – week one- Learn to Build iPhone Web Apps : Build an iPhone Business Card, view the video. There will be 4 more classes.

If you know CSS and html and a bit of javascript – you are good to go. You need to register as a developer at Apple and get the iPhone SDK, iPhone simulator, and Xcode installed. I found it easy to follow the step-by-step instructions in the class and it was a lot of fun. We learned how to create a iPhone business card – I will be working on mine this week (our homework). They give you lots of reference materials, links and tips. I know it is not building an Native iPhone App, but it is still very valuable information for web designers to make sure content is at its optimized for the iPhone.

Learn to build iPhone Webb Apps

Free Online class presented by O

Next week’s online class is Build A Simple Web App. Here is a link for more information about the free class and to register for next week..

This special course is taught by Elisabeth Robson who is coauthor of Head First Design Patterns and Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. She is currently Special Projects Director at O’Reilly where she is developing new brain-friendly learning ideas and products.

Check out their other classes on Indesign, Flash, Photography.