Lucky kid. I wish I could make one myself. The world’s most frequently downloaded free iPhone application, an engrossing mini-video game called “Bubble Ball,” is the creation of a 14-year-old boy who spent weeks developing it at a public library in Utah.
Eighth-grader Robert Nay, who also happens to be a young musical prodigy (he plays piano, trumpet and mandolin) said he was inspired by his enthusiasm for electronic games in general and his interest in tinkering with computers.
Bubble Ball was downloaded 1 million times in its first two weeks of release from Apple’s iTunes website and has since surpassed the 2 million mark, replacing Angry Birds as the site’s most popular free app. Robert is working on a new game that may include an “in-app” purchase option for additional game levels for 99 cents.
Good mind this kid.