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  • Youngest developer yet??
    Do you remember what you were doing in middle school? For alot of us it probably didnt have anything to do with computers and certainly not programming. Well times have changed, kids learn to type before they can write.....

    Or maybe they learn to code.........apps for the iphone. Thats what 11-year-old Joey did.

    Enter Earthquake Watch:

    Itunes Description
    This iPhone app was created by Joey S. who is 11 Years old and hopes to Create many more great apps for the iphone users!

    This app provides details on earthquakes all over the World for free. All this data is in a nice table view and shows promptly the magnitude and the location.

    So the application is nothing to blow your mind......but wrote by an 11-year-old, now thats pretty cool

    By the way...if your interested in the app you can find it here
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Youngest developer yet?? started by cpjr View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      This kid is gonna laugh at you in a couple of years when he makes more $$$ than you.
      No sh*t eh lol He will prob make a good amount of $$$cash$$ from this app and if he continues to make more.
    1. GADeputy's Avatar
      GADeputy -
      Quote Originally Posted by brandon0104 View Post
      I'm pretty sure a monkey could have done it.
      Now where did I put my monkey?
    1. toaster99's Avatar
      toaster99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      No sh*t eh lol He will prob make a good amount of $$$$ from this app and if he continues to make more.
      Yea I'm sure he'll make tons of money on a free application... and 11 really isn't that young, bout same be I started developing palm apps
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by toaster99 View Post
      Yea I'm sure he'll make tons of money on a free application... and 11 really isn't that young, bout same be I started developing palm apps
      Free....? $1.99 the app store shows in the pic. Well its young enough if he does make a good amount of cash from his apps. Good for u on developing... Someone sounds jealous lol Just joking dude.

    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      s technicaly he didnt write any codes, in a way all he did was copy and pasted a few links all in one application. I'm guessing that he doesn't have his own sensors for the quakes, but its not to shabby.
    1. Nimbulan's Avatar
      Nimbulan -
      You mean his Dad, a professional programmer made the application, and Joey named it.
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      wow good on the kid... just shows how clever he is!, and yea he'll be making much more then any of us? starting in a young age he'll have more time to make his money... good on him!
    1. ibo2001's Avatar
      ibo2001 -
      its just a sample code included in iphone SDK, if u r registered in apple developer program , you can grap the code, even he didnt changed any thing in the interfcase ...
    1. lostgame's Avatar
      lostgame -
      This kid just ripped off one of Apple's examples called 'Seismic XML.' He didn't change anything.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I wrote my first iPhone app when I was 10
      Unfortunately the iPhone wasn't invented for another 30+ years and I've forgotten what I did with it...

    1. lostgame's Avatar
      lostgame -
      This pisses me off to no end that some kid stole a sample from apple's site and gets this level of publicity, while people like me who are busy writing legit apps have to struggle just to get a few sales a day. Apple should remove that app.
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      Level of publicity? Where else but like 2 or 3 threads is this talked about?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ Sweet I just made a AccelerometerGraph, and BubbleLevel from the sample code! Hope it brings some major $
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Glass half full.

      I'd like to give the benefit of doubt and say that I feel certain that they "AppStore/Apple" investigated this before they approved it.
      Makes me feel good that a young man/boy could accomplish this.I think it is naive to think that there are many kids out there that have the "G2" to do this. There are many talented young people just here on our forum that have unbelievable skills.

      Seems if you have doubts you would try to investigate a bit more before calling Scam. Just sayin'

      I'm an optimistic and a Mom.
    1. itsnolongfing's Avatar
      itsnolongfing -
      Great kid has a future as a programmer....all haters respect the kid his great
    1. Gamunda's Avatar
      Gamunda -
      More power to the youngsters....
    1. keda51's Avatar
      keda51 -
      Not surprised.

      My nephew is programming simple C++ at age 9...

      Sigh, makes me feel like a dinosaur!
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      its cool...he's out of jail now and we live happily together..
    1. lelitton's Avatar
      lelitton -
      Did this 11 year old give the source code to Apple? This is one of the sample programs, I downloaded the sample, changed the NavBar and have the program!
      Want the data, don't need equipment, just pay your taxes and you get the USGS!

      Latest Earthquakes: Feeds & Data

      This is free, you payed for it!

      Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye..... why would Apple post the app they wrote and say an 11 year old wrote it??? Interesting
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^Yeah....thats been suggested several times in the thread. We are amazed Apple approved it if thats the case.