What is considered one of the most frequently downloaded iphone apps also happens to be a creation from the mind of a 14 year old boy, reports The US Daily.
“I just wanted to make an iPhone app. I thought it would be cool. And I wanted to see if I could do it,” Robert said in recent interview with Reuters. “I played games that [were] similar to it. I just took what I liked from different games and, like, add my own stuff.”
But Robert’s “Bubble Ball,” a puzzle and game of [strategy] that involves the principles of physics in moving a [floating] bubble from one point to another, is anything but a knock-of of other apps.
“He spent countless hours working on it, and the [final] product includes more than 4,000 lines of code. He sent it to the Apple app store on Dec. 22. It appeared for download at [the] app store Dec. 29,” said his mother, Kari Nay.
But it was at the public library in his hometown of Spanish Fork, about an hour’s drive south of Salt Lake City, [where] Robert found the computer technology books and the space to work on his creation.
“It’s neat to know that he’s brought a little fun and happiness to 2 million people,” said Robert’s father, Don.
But Robert is developing a bit of an [entrepreneurial] spirit, too. He already is working on a new game that may include an “in-app” purchase option for additional game level for 99 cents.
Photo from Bubble Ball