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Dec 13, 2008

NOTE: MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

Ed: Lessons learned.
  • Innovation is personal - guided by business realities.
  • One motivated MIT student is more productive than 100 politically-strapped enterprise workers.
  • Released into the wild, an enterprise worker can be 100 fold more productive.
  • There are no capital barriers to web innovation. Venture funding is not required.
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MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

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MIT professor Hal Abelson started today’s final presentation for the school’s “Building Mobile Applications” class by saying, “A course like this couldn’t have existed ten years ago… maybe not even a year ago. Courses like this right now are unique, but in two years they’ll be completely ordinary.”

What’s extraordinary is that on top of a full college course-load at one of the most challenging schools in the country, these groups of students built fully working mobile applications for Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian devices while mentors from the likes of Google, Nokia, Bank of America, and Microsoft oversaw their progress.

Here are the ten applications that were presented today. Some of them might remain as small-scale projects, while others are full-blown, robust applications that have already undergone serious development and are poised to enter the marketplace..

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