Who would have thought that a kid as young as 9 years old could create an application for the iPhone, much less create one that would be an instant hit? Well this little boy from Singapore did just that!
Lim Ding Wen is of Malaysian descent and is definitely a prodigy by his own right. At the age of 2, he started using the computer (I think I was only starting to recognise letters at that age!). He was 7 when he first started programming. By the time he turned 9, he was already fluent in no less than 6 programming languages! How many do you know?
Anyhow, his iPhone app is dubbed Doodle Kids and allows iPhone users to draw using their fingers. Finger painting, if you wish to call it.
So how did he come up with the idea for the app? He says that he created Doodle Kids for his sisters who love to draw. He also says that he “is happy that people like it.” Well, with more than 4,000 downloads from the iTunes store in less than 2 weeks, it does seem that people really like Doodle Kids.
On the technical side, Lim Ding Wen created the program using Pascal. And how long did it take him? Oh, I don’t know, just a few days.