The Jakarta Post
Seventy-five students have joined a one-year training course at the Apple Developer Academy in Tangerang, Banten. (Apple/File)
Tech giant Apple officially opened its first Developer Academy in Southeast Asia in Tangerang, Banten, on Monday.
The training center, which has been opened in collaboration with BINUS University, is aimed at inspiring and training the next generation of iOS apps developers.
This year, 75 students have joined a one-year training course at the center, studying the Objective- C and Swift curriculum. The latter is recognized as Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language created to build apps for iOS, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
In the Apple Developer Academy, Apple-trained instructors will conduct daily classes to help students realize their app ideas and bring them to market on the App Store.
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Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson said in a statement, “We're thrilled to be opening the Apple Developer Academy in Jakarta to help provide the next generation of developers the skills they need to develop iOS apps and join the fast growing app economy."
“Our creative developer community has helped make the App Store the best app platform in the world and there are unlimited opportunities for people of all ages in Indonesia to create great new apps for customers around the world to enjoy,” she added.
The iOS developer community in Indonesia reportedly grew by over 50 percent in the last two years. Those who want to join the program should check out the website. (jes/wng)
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