Monday, December 28, 2009

Interesting article on the future of AppStore developers

Today's 我报 had an interesting article on the future of companies developing for the AppStore.

I think this is the best time to be alive...with iPhone soon getting its fourth update soon, Android maturing, and the impending can no longer ignore the importance of the mobile market.

So, what are you still waiting for? Start developing for the iPhone and Android today!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Course Brochures and Application Form for 2010 Courses

The course brochures and application form for Q1 (Jan to Mar) 2010 is now ready for download.

You can download the document here.
Have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Beginning iPhone SDK Programming with Objective-C now available!

Just to let everyone know that my book "Beginning iPhone SDK Programming with Objective-C" is now available at Get a copy of it and start developing for the iPhone! And who knows, it may just contain the right stuff you need to know to code for the rumored iSlate, or iTablet! :-)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Course Schedules for 2010

Here are the course schedules for Q1 2010

January 2010

* 19 Jan - iPhone Location-Based Services Programming (S$699 nett (with free iPod Touch 8GB); S$499 nett (without))

* 22 Jan - iPhone Location-Based Services Programming (S$699 nett (with free iPod Touch 8GB); S$499 nett (without))

February 2010

* 4-5 Feb - Foundation of iPhone 3.0 Programming (S$997 nett)

* 18-19 Feb - Foundation of iPhone 3.0 Programming (S$997 nett)

March 2010

* 8-9 Mar - C# Programming (S$897 nett)

* 10 Mar - Programming Mapping Applications using .NET (S$399 nett)

* 11 Mar - iPhone Location-Based Services Programming (S$699 nett (with free iPod Touch 8GB); S$499 nett (without))

* 12 Mar - iPhone Network Programming (S$699 nett (with free iPod Touch 8GB); S$499 nett (without))

* 15-16 Mar - What is new in ASP.NET 4.0 (S$897 nett)

* 18-19 Mar - Android Programming (S$897 nett)

* 22 Mar - XML Programming (S$399)

* 23-24 Mar - VB.NET Programming (S$897 nett)

* 25-26 Mar - iPhone Web Applications Programming using Dashcode (S$997 nett)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

NEW COURSE - iPhone Location-Based Services Programming - 22 Jan 2010

I am very excited to announce that I will be launching a new course on the 22 Jan 2010. This course - iPhone Location-Based Services Programming, will cover all the important topics you need to learn to write location-based services. You will learn topics such as MapKit, Core Location framework, and more.

Check back this page soon! I will have more details for you guys soon!

22 Jan 2010

To be confirmed

* S$699 (includes an 8GB iPod Touch)
* S$499 (without iPod Touch)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

3-day iPhone Application Programming using Xcode Training Course

Just a gentle reminder that the iPhone Foundation class is on this 21-23 Dec 2009. If you have not registered yet, please do so soon as the seats are limited.

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of native iPhone programming using the Apple iPhone SDK. You will understand basic concepts such as views, view controllers, protocols and delegates, as well as the tools that help you to develop iPhone applications – Xcode and Interface Builder. You will then dive into the details of programming the iPhone, such as how to invoke the built-in applications and access the hardware of the iPhone and iPod Touch device.
• Introduction to Xcode
• Exploring the Different Application Templates
- Developing a View-based Application
- Developing a Window-based Application
- Developing a Navigation-based Application
- Developing an Utility Application
• Using the iPhone Simulator
• Handling Screen Orientation
• Crash course in Objective-C
• Understanding Outlets and Actions
• Understanding Views and View Controllers
• Handling Text Inputs
• Files Handling
• Using the Table View
• Implementing Application Settings
• Database Programming using SQLite
• Invoking Built-in Applications
- Mail
- Phone
- Safari
- Contacts
- Photo Library
• Simple Animations
• Integrating your Web application with native application

Course Schedule
• 21-23 Dec 2009

Course Fee
• S$1495 (nett)

Download application form and brochures here.

iPhone Network Programming - 30th Dec 2009

Due to the overwhelming response, I am happy to announce the next run of the iPhone Network Programming course. This time, it will be held on the 30th Dec 2009 (Wed).

If you have always wanted to learn how to write networked iPhone applications, this is your best chance! You will learn:

* How to consume Web services
* How to connect through sockets
* How to communicate with another device using Bluetooth
* How to voice chat using Bluetooth
* How to send notifications to your device using the Apple Push Notification services
* How to program Bonjour (NEW!)

All participants will receive a 8GB third generation iPod Touch.

For quick registration, please email me at