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Developer’s story: 13 years old, 20 Windows Phone apps

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Developer’s story: 13 years old, 20 Windows Phone apps
At 13 years old, you’ve probably already done many things, but you most probably haven’t developed nearly 20 apps for Windows Phone 7. That is, unless your name is Johnny Simmons, aka developer-in-chief at SimzzDev. The thirteen-year-old not only managed to write the code and publish the apps, but also nailed the first prize at a Windows Phone Unleashed event with his Signature application.

Here’s a brief summary of the career of Mr. Simmons:
-    Started 9 months ago
-    Learned by watching videos online
-    Initially developed games, drawing applications

If that’s not enough of an inspirational story, you could check out the video below where Bruce Kyle from Microsoft interviews the young developer who did all the research about his coding by himself. To try some of his creations on your handset, you could just type in SimzzDev in the Marketplace. Now, it seems eight-grader Robert Nay, who built an app climbing to number one in the free apps on Apple’s App Store, finally got some serious competition.

source: MSDN

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posted on 23 May 2011, 05:09 2

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 23 May 2011, 05:33 3

2. Jimdorky (unregistered)

Future Bill Gates?

posted on 23 May 2011, 10:18

4. r2212xx (Posts: 41; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Yes he somewhat looks like Bill Gates from early 80's...

posted on 23 May 2011, 10:23 4

5. Jc Leon (unregistered)

Great ! ! This is an example about what we could do using the Internet in the right way ..
Excelent Post ...


posted on 23 May 2011, 10:41 2

7. VZWFTW (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)

Props to this guy.

posted on 23 May 2011, 16:21 1

9. bosmobi (unregistered)


posted on 23 May 2011, 22:37

11. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

if it weren't for kids like this one, there would be no Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. this is the person we'd love to be period.

posted on 24 May 2011, 01:21

12. ani97 (unregistered)

This kid has a bright future in him. Who knows? he might even turn out to be the next bill gates..

posted on 24 May 2011, 01:40

13. john (unregistered)

Looks a carbon copy of the younger bill gates minus the choco teeth :)

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 11:04

16. rashod (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

i like this guy..goood work dood thubs up....
i wish i will him...

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 15:33

17. Lizzie (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

If you want to learn how to build an iPhone app then you should come to this class in San Francisco: sfiphonebootcamp.eventbrite.com

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