A Nine Year old Indian-origin Anvitha Vijay is the youngest app developer at Apple’s annual developer conference with her apps for children and she now dreams of meeting the tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook.The US-based technology giant has invited her to its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.Its became the youngest participant at the event considered the Mecca for app developers, Fortune magazine reported on Monday.
Two years ago, Vijay, who lives in Australia, was facing a ‘cash crunch’ when she decided to build a mobile app.With only $130 in her piggy bank — not enough to pay a developer to build the app for her — she decided to take matters into her own hands and spent a year watching free tutorials on YouTube and internet to learn how to programme, Fortune magazine reported.
On Monday, Vijay will join thousands of other developers to be a part of the WWDC 2016. The Indian-origin girl will be attending WWDC as part of Appl’’s scholarship programme.
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“Turning an idea for an app involves a lot of hard work,” said the little programmer as she described the process of developing an iOS app. “There are so many components to building an app, including prototyping, design and wireframing, user interface design and then coding and testing,” she was quoted as saying.
According to the Fortune News, she’s already started working on her next app, for children so they can set goals.
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“Coding was so challenging. But I’m so glad I stuck with it,” she said.Vijay, who has been developing apps about empowering children, hopes to meet Cook during the conference.“It’s my dream to go to WWDC and meet Tim Cook,” she said.