Global smartphone and tech company Apple CEO Tim Cook has congratulated the nine-year-old Indian app developer Hana. Cook praised the girl who developed the Hanas app in an email reply. Hana told him that he was the youngest iOS app developer.
Hana’s family lives in Dubai and her parents are happy with the appreciation she has showered on the cook. Hana’s father, a native of Kerala, said that many children are making apps and Apple has such claims through to confirm. He told that Hana’s older sister Leena Fatima (10 years old) teaches him coding. Hana has created a storytelling app that allows parents to record stories for their children in their own voice. He had to write about 10,000 lines of coding for this. He got this idea after watching a documentary. Both of these sisters have learned coding themselves and for this their parents encouraged them.
Lena has also created a website Lehanas, which teaches children about words, colors and animal cakes. Hana hopes to one day work with Tim Cook, while Lena wants to go to America for higher education. Lena loves coding because it allows her to solve challenges. Both of them have been taught by their parents through home schooling. Leena explained that her interest in coding began when her father, who worked as a project management consultant, asked her mother to learn coding to help her startup.
iPhone maker Apple launched a new series of iPhones earlier this month. Market research firm Techarc estimates that there will be more than 70 lakh people in India this year. iPhones can be sold. Including iPhones and Android smartphones, sales can be around 162 million. Sales of iPhones have increased significantly in the last 15 years. iPhones account for more than 80 percent of the premium smartphone segment in the country and the number of iPhone users has grown by nearly 10 million in the last six years.