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iPhone app technology courses new on campuses across the country

July 20, 2009

iPhone apps, short for applications, are single-purpose programs that allow users to do everything from read the news to play musical instruments. They are largely produced by independent programmers who pay a $99 fee to create, test and distribute -- many times for profit -- their app.

An iPhone Developer University Program launched last fall, allows qualifying colleges and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several institutions to offer a course in the technology.

Apple declined to comment on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford.

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