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FAU Students Create iPhone Applications Approved by Apple

            BOCA RATON, FL (December 15, 2010) – Three graduate students in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have successfully created iPhone applications recently approved by Apple. Through a project for their iPhone programming class within the College, students built a Twitter client and an interactive iPhone application incorporating the FAU campus map and other university features.

            “We want to equip Florida Atlantic University students to compete in this huge mobile development market,” says Oge Marques, Ph.D., associate chair within the department of computer and electrical engineering and computer science. “These applications were created with hard work and dedication, and are part of the new exciting technological initiatives our College is attempting to lead.”

Student Waazim Reza created iFAUInfo; Rodrigo Gloria created My Campus Buddy; and Rafael Giusti created FAU MAP.  The free applications provide useful information, such as an FAU Boca campus map with building descriptions, FAU contact information and official FAU Twitter updates.  Each one is available for download at the App Store, where Apple provides a database for applications designed specifically for the iPhone.

The course, taught along with experienced iPhone application developer Jeremy Jacob, founder and CEO of AtomicUnit Software and alumnus of the College, is designed to give students a hands-on means to develop real world applications for the growing demand for mobile device applications.

For more information on the course or the FAU applications, contact Marc Kozlin at 561-297-1399 or


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