Whiz Kids: World’s Youngest iPhone Developers These stories are indeed for the books. School-age kids have become the world’s youngest iPhone developers.
Lim Ding Wen Take the case of 11-year old Lim Ding Wen from Singapore whose amazing tales are all over the internet. Various articles say that this wonder boy’s first experience with the Apple IIGS, the most dominant model in the Apple II series of PCs, came at age seven. It may even leave you awe-struck that Ding Wen is knowledgeable of numerous languages like Java Script, Applesoft and Objective C that most adults do not even understand. This child developed his first iPhone apps after turning nine years. Records show that Ding Wen’s Doodle Kids was already downloaded more than 800.000 times through Android and Apple Platforms. Doodle Kids is simply superb since it provides youthful users drawing functions utilizing the touch screen and connect to Apple TV.
The boy is now a celebrity. Ding Wen co-hosts the “Apple IIGS” program with two sisters on their father’s You Tube channel aside from being developer of “Invader War” that was recently released on the iOS platform. The CNN International network christened one of the world’s youngest iPhone developers as Singapore’s “Icon of Cool”.
Thomas Suarez Another brainy tech is Thomas Suarez, a 6th grader from South Bay in Los Angeles. The smart kid claims to have been inspired by the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and Pixar. Apple’s Software Development Kit, which was released in 2008, motivated him to formulate unique applications. Thomas eventually started selling these creations and launched a club for schoolmates to let him share programming skills. As one of the youngest iPhone developers, Thomas Suarez describes a noble vision:
Young students represent a technology resource and should therefore be allowed to impart their knowledge to enhance the school’s program in information technology.
Aaron Bond Aaron Bond is from the United Kingdom and belongs to the roster of one of the youngest iPhone developers. The 13-year old kid was responsible for developing the Spud Run Game in 2011 with the help of a good friend, Sebastian McNeil. At the tender age of eight, Aaron already had a small enterprise designing websites. The game entails the navigation of a mutant potato through a difficult maze within 40 seconds before being flattened. The duo managed to purchase sophisticated equipment costing £1,400 that was earned from repairing friends’ computers.
Another Five Geniuses More whiz kids are emerging all over the world. Just a couple of years ago, the likes of T.J. Pluchahek from Portland; Jonah Grant from Chicago; Stephen Huber from Detroit, Michigan; Joe Constan and Andrew Rauh from Dearborn, Michigan, came out as four of the up-and-coming apps developers. This new breed of programming experts has already come up with money-spinning ideas for novel devices and platforms. Expect these youngest iPhone developers to come up with inventions that will surely raise eyebrows. These young techies will surely produce more iphone apps within the next few years and inspire other young people to follow their footsteps.
Published on Feb 23, 2012
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