November 10, 2012

Good Time to Be a 14-year-old Developer

Michael Carney, Pando Daily

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These young whippersnapper developers have it made. With each passing day, it seems the barriers to creating and distributing a successful mobile app drop a little further. The latest remarkable story is that of 14-year-old Jonah Rubin, who learned Objective-C programming in a few months this summer and published his first iOS game to rave reviews. Rubin’s impressive story spent most of last weekend atop the Hacker News message board garnering 390 points to date and spiking downloads of his game Cheese Miners by 9,000 percent.

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