Thomas said he made apps for iPhone and iPad. He mentioned two apps he created 'Earth Fortune' a fortune-telling app and 'Bustin Jeiber' a whack a mole style app featuring Justin Bieber. He said he created those apps over the holidays in 2010.
Thomas said that many kids want to make their apps but they just don't know where to go or how to start unlike other hobbies where there is a clear path. Thomas said that many parents had popular hobbies when they were young but apps weren't there at that time.
I got the basics of programming by writing Python code, C and some other languages.
Thomas said that the release of iPhone opened a new world of possibilities for him. He said the iPhone came with the development suite, tools that can help people develop apps for the iPhone.
Thomas said he persuaded his parents to pay the 99 dollars required for a person to have a developer account. After they agreed, Thomas had his apps in the App Store.
Thomas said that many people encouraged him including friends, family and even people at the app store. He said Steve Jobs is his role model. Thomas then started an app club at his school where he can teach others students how to design an app.
Thomas said they got feedback from teachers in schools as to what kind of apps they liked in order to get new ideas. Thomas said that when they finish an app, they make it free for the local districts and if they make any money it goes to the local aid foundations.
Thomas said that students these days know a little bit more about technology than teachers. Thomas said that this is a good resource for teachers and that educators must find a way to make good use of it.
Thomas said he'd like to make more apps and more games and that he is already working with a third party company to make an app. He said he wants to continue with his app club and learn how to program for Android. Thomas said he wanted to find other ways to share knowledge with students.