14-year-old kid is the developer behind the #1 free app in the App Store
Last week a curious puzzler app called
Bubble Ball topped the free apps list in the App Store and
dethroned Angry Birds. And unlike most successful titles, this one
doesn't have a team of highly paid programmers. Actually, there is no
team, just one person. Its creator is probably one of the youngest
programming talents out there – he is just 14 years old.
The prodigy came up with the idea and then found out about Ansca Mobile's Corona SDK in the public library, which aided the development. Don't be too surprised – Robert Nay built his first website in third grade. And he promises that his fame will not be short lived as a new app is in the works, but this time it will not be free. Well, the first million is the hardest they say, but Nay is on his way of proving everyone wrong... at 14 years old.
1. someone out there (unregistered) posted on 18 Jan 2011, 10:08 0 0
15. narley posted on 18 Jan 2011, 20:58 0 0
Good on ya child!
that game is fun. but quick.
add more levels buddy!
12. heyitzme posted on 18 Jan 2011, 17:35 2 0
Where's the pic of his mom? All i see is the pic of the kid and his dad.
16. stuntz posted on 18 Jan 2011, 21:13 0 0
oh shit... rotfl
9. messiah posted on 18 Jan 2011, 16:08 0 0
Um... check your resources... primarily the market... the game doesn't exsist. The only bubble ball free in the market is Korean and has two stars.... not exactly what this article advertises.
Did you think we wouldn't look for the top game?
10. downphoenix posted on 18 Jan 2011, 16:16 0 0
I dare the kid to port to Android. Cant wait to see that happen and users griping about it not working on their phone.
11. ookeeah (unregistered) posted on 18 Jan 2011, 17:32 0 1
he wasted 10 miinutes of my life, yes i beat it in 10 minutes and deleted it. worthless. sorry
13. ItsAboutRespect (unregistered) posted on 18 Jan 2011, 18:25 0 0
@ookeeah -- But yet, you downloaded it and helped him reach his millionth mark.
17. downphoenix posted on 19 Jan 2011, 15:47 0 0
Yea, this game is pretty terrible, at least on Android, trying to pick up the pieces to move them and tapping to rotate is awkward and the physics are not very reliable.
19. C. (unregistered) posted on 22 Jan 2011, 16:53 0 0
People do something better in your live, read books, go the parks, enjoy with your family or any other things. The live it's not just download games from Android or iOS, people get a life and come back to the reality.