Tuesday, August 31, 2010

O'Reilly iPhone Sensors Masterclass

While I was in the States last month, in-between attending OSCON in Portland, SciFoo in Mountain View and my flying visit to New York, I headed up to Spreckles Theatre in Rohnert Park, CA, to film an O'Reilly Masterclass in "Making use of iPhone and iPad Location Sensors."

Demo'ing the AR toolkit we built during my O'Reilly Masterclass

The class guides you through developing applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms that make use of the onboard sensors: the three-axis accelerometer, the magnetometer (digital compass), the gyroscope, the camera and the global positioning system. During the four and a half hour class, amongst various other topics, I talked about face detection on the iPhone and walked through building an Augmented Reality toolkit.

The class is now available for US$99.99 from the O'Reilly Media website.

Included in the price is the full four and half hours of video, a copy of the slides I used on the day with added commentary, fully working Xcode projects allowing you to build and follow along with all the code we built during the class, and two preview chapters from my upcoming book "Programming iPhone Sensors" covering some of the material I talked about during the class.

If you want to see the sort of content you'll get you can view a free preview of the section of the course where I introduce the iPhone accelerometer, and if you're still wavering O'Reilly is running a "Buy 1 video, get 1 free. Buy 2 videos, get 2 free..." promotion all through September. Just enter code "BVGVF" in the O'Reilly shopping cart.