Apple released information about the iPhone Developer University program, a free program that is available to higher education institutions throughout the country. This program would give university-level students hands-on opportunities to create and develop applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple commented on the iPhone Developer program:
“The iPhone Developer University Program is a free program designed for higher education institutions looking to introduce curriculum for developing iPhone or iPod touch applications. 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.”
Among the institutions to take advantage of this newly developed program, Stanford has announced that they are currently making applications that will allow students to access university web-based services through their iPhones.
According to the Stanford Report, “We have talented students with good ideas about how they want to access administrative systems and services," said university Registrar Thomas Black, whose office is overseeing the project. "We want to harness their genius. We want to be able to say, 'You can come to Stanford, where students develop the applications that students use.'"
Apple announced that educational institutions may submit their applications for distribution in the App Store. The real question is whether Apple will let the universities put a price tag on their applications.