Maybe you’ve heard the advertising on television — but have you ever wondered who develops all the applications for the iPhone? Well, it can be anybody with an iPhone who has a good idea. Sometimes it’s a team involving a creative person with an idea and a technical person who figures out how to design it.
The Missouri University of Science and Technology Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is hosting a class, “Opportunity Taps,” in partnership with Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative LLLC (IDC) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. The class will be held in the Meramec/Gasconade Room of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.
This event is designed to help people learn how to file for a limited liability company via the SBTDC. Participants will also learn the nuts and bolts of developing a simple iPhone application. Perhaps most importantly, participants will be able to join up with IDC for support in developing and processing applications as subcontractors.
The process is daunting for newcomers to the smart phone software industry, but IDC has experience designing, coding and marketing applications. They have worked out a way to get more beginners involved in the process through a free certification program.
IDC’s first application, “barcodescan,” has been downloaded more than 150,000 times in the few months it has been available. The “barcodescan pro” application was recently launched and is averaging $80 per day in income.
During this class, participants will learn how to develop a simple application, how Apple keeps a percentage of the application sales, what the “inventors” keep and how advantageous it is to partner with an experienced firm.
IDC is a certified Apple developer and offers a sliding profit equity scale to its subcontractors, which is dependent on the degree of work negotiated.
Registration for the class is required. Students are welcome. Sign up on line at www.missouribusiness.net or call 573-341-7584 and talk to Pat. The class is free for S&T students with a valid S&T idea, or $10 for the general public.