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iPhone: 13 years old child 's app

02-10-2011, 07:29 AM
#1
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13 years old child 's app

It is said that app is made by a 13 years old child. Good work.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rush-time/id417223696?mt=8
02-10-2011, 08:07 AM
#2
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I never believe any of this 13yr old crap. All young developers seem to be 13yrs old.

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02-10-2011, 08:18 AM
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02-10-2011, 08:27 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by pavarotti2007 View Post
I never believe any of this 13yr old crap. All young developers seem to be 13yrs old.
This also bothers me that if you listen to some of these threads the average age of a developer these days is 12. But if he is 13, great and good effort for him - but said this in multiple other threads - he won't be 13 forever so the focus should not be on the age but the game. I don't care who made the game as long as it is good - when you post the age it feels like some standards should be lowered and I for one won't purchase a sub-par game just because a 13 year old made it. If the game is awesome, hits the top ten, and later we find out a 13 year old made it then kudos to that dev who would deserve attention.

Clicked on the link - the graphics look nice but the description looks written by a 13 year old - he should check his grammar and spelling before submission. Either that or it's really bad Gringlish. The game looks like a take on a dozen others so it's going to need something special to get me to support him.
02-10-2011, 08:29 AM
#5
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The 13yo moniker is an instant turn-off for me, because then I will assume it is going to be some overly simple poorly designed clone. Something a 13yo might make. It is better to market the game on its own weight, since there is so much junk on the appstore that is actually worse than that.
02-10-2011, 08:33 AM
#6
Looks like he should've had his mom proofread the description :P

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02-10-2011, 08:42 AM
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I agree, it seems like there are a number of apps coming "made by 1X year old". This bears no impact on my purchase decision if the game isn't worth it.

Now give me "this game was made by a 112 year old man", and I might be more impressed!

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02-10-2011, 08:45 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by pavarotti2007 View Post
I never believe any of this 13yr old crap.
I started learning coding when I was 14 years old. That was 26 years ago
If I had enought money to buy a computer at 11 years old, I bet I would have bought one.

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02-10-2011, 08:46 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pavarotti2007 View Post
I never believe any of this 13yr old crap. All young developers seem to be 13yrs old.
Same here ! Seems every 13 year old has done an app now because of that game which was a huge success.

If i had a kid of 13 i would want him playing with the other kids his age, playing football and not programing some app day after day
02-10-2011, 09:12 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
If i had a kid of 13 i would want him playing with the other kids his age, playing football and not programing some app day after day
I think a lot of kids that age probably do both tbh - my daughters 16 now and loves creating sprites as a hobby in the same way my mum probably drew artwork as a hobby.

My eldest son is 11 and is breezing through school with great grades but needs something to challenge him, so yeah I'm planning on encouraging him to learn to code as its something which will teach him that not everything is 'easy' and that there are times when you have to persevere which imho is an important life lesson imho.

He also plays football, paintball and numerous other activities as well - coding doesn't mean you can't do anything else, not all of us developers sit around gorging on pizza and picking our spots all day ....