Grade 8 student’s ‘Bubble Ball’ app at number 1 in Top Ten Free Chart

Do you remember what you were doing in Grade 8? Fourteen-year-old Robert Nay from Spanish Fork, Utah, has developed and coded what is now the number one free app in the U.S. iOS App Store. Released on December 29, 2010, and downloaded over 2 million times, Bubble Ball is a physics puzzle game involving a bubble, a goal, and pieces that you place in order to get the bubble to the goal. Simple enough, right?

The developer was interviewed on Good Morning America, where he said that the impetus for designing an iPhone game came from his friends. “(They) suggested I try making an iPhone app and I thought, ‘Why not? That’d be pretty cool.'” Robert headed to his local library and did some research, and using Corona SDK from Ansca Mobile, programmed the game. His mom, Kari, helped design some of the levels and helped with submitting it to the App Store, but Robert did all the coding.

Robert remained coy when asked what his next game would be, saying only: “It’s secret for now.” Spoken like a true entrepreneur.

Here is Robert’s interview on YouTube.

Bubble Ball is available for free on the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace.

Article Via PC Mag

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