Do you still remember those teenage years? What were you doing when you were 13 years old? Well, you’ll be inspired with this story.
I stumbled upon this blog post about a 13-year-old app developer, (Yes! 13 years old!) who has released his second update to his first app called Quick Notes. It’s a shame for me. That’s what I felt while reading his story. I recall when I was 13 years old I was busy with fashion, boys and love letters, but with Nicholas, it’s a different story.
When he was 12 years old, that’s obviously last year, he convinced his father to buy him a developer account from Apple, and he started his quest on how to program apps.
Nicholas is now 13 and has released his second update with his first app available on App Store. Nicholas said to Cult of Mac that his app has already accrued 3,000 downloads. Imagine that! If you’re an aspiring app, developer, there’s more hope for you. Age doesn’t matter. For pro app developers, it’s time to get your hands at work because you are robbing the world on what might be the best iOS app you can create.
It’s a total right hook for us all, you know why? Nicholas hasn’t taken a programming class. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
“Two years ago, Nicholas? older brother moved away to college, and got a new Macbook Pro. Nicholas got the hand-me-down Mac at first, but was eventually given the family iMac, since the hand-me-down wasn?t able to load XCode on. ?The only thing I knew (how to do),? he told Cult of Mac in an email, ?was the open bracket and then the closed one. They would both highlight and it made me feel like I knew something (it really did nothing). Then I just kept playing around in Xcode to fine the interface builder with all the neat objects.?
After a month or two of tinkering the tools, Nicholas received his developer account and created QuickNote!! 1.0 and released the app. You can download this universal app via iTunes App Store.
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