By Brychan Humphries
Apple have today released a statement on their press info site which details the creation of Europe's first iOS App Development Centre, located at a partner institution n Naples, whose purpose is to "give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem." According to the press release, the Development Centre will also support teachers and provide a specialised curriculum preparing thousands of future developers to be a part of Apple's thriving developer community. Apple aim to bring these opportunities to other parts of the world, meanwhile they will be working with partners around Italy who deliver developer training to complement this curriculum and create additional opportunities for students. Pretty exciting stuff; if you're an aspiring app developer who wants to pursue a career in application development, it looks like Italy is the place to go.
“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The phenomenal success of the App Store is one of the driving forces behind the more than 1.4 million jobs Apple has created in Europe and presents unlimited opportunities for people of all ages and businesses of all sizes across the continent.”
It's very clear that this venture will create many opportunities for entrepreneurs to build their own businesses and therefore have a positive impact on Italy's economy, let alone Apple's revenue in the long run; with all these new developers gaining the crucial skills which will help them to create world class apps, Apple will increase what is already a large source of revenue not only for them, but for the developers themselves.