A nine year-old has written an iPhone application that has become a hit with downloaders.
WiredPRNews.com – A nine year-old has written a hit feature for the Apple iPhone. As reported by BBC News, Lim Ding Wen of Singapore created a program called “Doodle Kids” that has been downloaded over 4,000 times in the span of two weeks.
The finger painting application was reportedly written by the exceptional nine year-old for his younger sisters, but has turned into a major hit. Users of the program are able to use their fingers to draw pictures and then erase them by shaking their phone. Lim is quoted in the BBC report as remarking, “I wrote the program for my younger sisters, who like to draw… But I am happy that people like it.”
The child, who is stated to have a huge interest in computers, is now purportedly working on a new science fiction game for the iPhone. As noted by the BBC, Lim is fluent in six languages of programming and has developed 20 programming projects. He began using a computer at two years old.
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