February 25, 2013

Peel student, 9, one of youngest in world to create iPhone app

Tanmay Bakshi, a grade 4 student at Great Lakes Public School, has become one of the youngest in the world to develop an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. His app, TTables, launched on Feb. 14 and is designed to help children learn their multiplication tables through a series of math questions.

“I wanted to create an app that’s easy to use, looks good and helps students who are having trouble with multiplication,” says Bakshi. “While kids are having fun improving their game score, they won’t even realize they’re mastering their times tables at the same time.”

Bakshi, 9, independently developed the free app after learning Xcode programming from books and online video tutorials. Starting at five years old, Bakshi has taught himself many programming languages, including Visual Basic, Python, FoxPro, C and SQL.

“Tanmay has put in hours of dedication and hard work to become one of the youngest app developers in the world—we believe even the youngest in Canada,” says Neerja Punjabi, principal at Great Lakes. “We’re excited to have the app installed on our school iPads in April. It will be a wonderful addition to our tech-savvy school.”

Tanmay is currently working on an updated version of TTables with added features, and continues to create more user friendly apps.

TTables is available for download through Apple’s app store.

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Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, [email protected]

 

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