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NYU to Host Student iPhone App Show, with Apple Awarding Best App, May 6

May 4, 2009
N-436, 2008-09


New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host its inaugural “Student iPhone App Show,” with Apple awarding the best application, on Wednesday, May 6, 5 to 9 p.m., at Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street (at Mercer and West 4th Streets), 13th Floor Lounge (enter on Gould Plaza at West 4th and Greene Streets).

The iPhone Show features a range of student programs, such as “Crossroads,” which uses GPS mapping to plot memories of New York locations, “iCompareU,” a social gossip program, and several music programs, including “iCompose,” a music composition program, and “Vinyl,” which plays mp3s as if on an old-fashioned LP turntable. There are also several games. These include “Chase,” an arcade chase game, “SockPuppeteer,” which turns any picture into a sound-responding puppet, and a detective game of logic, “Who Is It?” A panel composed of NYU faculty and Apple executives will determine the best student app. A complete list of the NYU iPhone student apps, along with screenshots and descriptions, may be found here.

Reporters interested in attending the show should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

The show is the culmination of “iPhone Programming,” among the nation’s first iPhone app courses, taught by Nathan Hull, a clinical professor in NYU’s Department of Computer Science. Apple has awarded scholarships to several of the show’s participants to attend the June Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Events and Traditions

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“Crossroads,” an iPhone application created by NYU students that connects people by their memories

“Crossroads,” an iPhone application created by NYU students that connects people by their memories

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