While the rest of us are updating our Facebook accounts and listening to Justin Bieber, 14-year-old Pierce Freeman is busy developing applications for Apple’s iPhone.
Freeman, an eighth grader who lives in the Bay Area, has recently become one of the youngest app developer in the world. His app, appropriately titled “Cardshare,” enables people to trade virtual business cards and other info completely electronically through the iPhone. “I did this whole thing primarily out of school,” said Freeman, in an interview with Forbes.com. “Everything was done at home, after school or on the weekends.”
Making apps isn’t Pierce’s only hobby, either. A self-starter, Pierce also runs an animal photography website and works as a web designer in his spare time. It’s hard to find other kids his age like him–and he knows it. “I have never met another 14-, 15- or 16-year-old, even a 17- or 18-year-old who programs for the iPhone and for the Mac and then integrates this with web services,” he said. “I assume there are maybe a very select few out there, and I’m very proud to be one of them.” [via JYSK]
Last modified: April 20, 2010