9-Year-Old Whiz Kid Writes iPhone App

By: Carl Hose - Published: Feb 10, 2009 • References: videogames.yahoo & news.bbc
Kids these days are way smarter than we give them credit for, but a Malaysian boy in Singapore takes it to another level. Lim, who started using the computer at the age of two, is now fluent in six programming languages. He recently authored a painting application for the Apple iPhone. The app, called 'Doodle Kids,' was written for his two younger sisters, but the application caught fire and has been downloaded well over 4,000 times in a two-week period.

With 'Doodle Kids,' users can sketch on the iPhone screen with their fingers and then shake it to start over, just like in the old days with an Etch-A-Sketch.

Lim has now written over 20 applications. At this pace, he could have a job with Apple by the age of ten--unless Microsoft snags him up first. Stats for Wunderkind Programmers Trending: Older & Mild
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