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The 9 year-old has already developed a handful of apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad

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  • Avitha Vijay has developed a handful of apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad at the age of 9
  • She is all set to become the youngest visiting developer of WWDC
  • Smartkins Animals is one of her apps that is created for children

It’s true that age is not a factor affecting talent or potential. A 9-year old Indian-origin girl from Australia, Avitha Vijay, has proved it right. While most of the 9-year kids are trying to begin their life, she has not only developed ambitions but also succeeded to achieve them.

This little wonder, at the age of 9, has already developed a handful of apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Recognising her potential, she has been invited by the US-based technology to its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event in San Francisco. With this invitation, she is all set to become the youngest visiting developer of WWDC.

Avitha Vijay, the 9 year-old app developer. Image source: Fortune
Avitha Vijay, the 9 year-old app developer. Image source: Fortune

According to Indiatimes, Avitha has created apps for both Apple iPhone and iPad. Smartkins Animals is one of her apps which are created for children. It helps them to learn and identify the names and sounds of 100 different animals. Another app that she developed helps the children to learn the different types of colours that exist.

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Building an app involves a lot of activities like prototyping, design, and wireframing, UI designing, and finally coding and testing. People who work on coding really find this thing confounding that a 9-year girl is able to do it as they know how difficult it is.

Anvitha Vijay Image Source: techpp.com
Anvitha Vijay Image Source: techpp.com

“Coding was so challenging. But I’m so glad I stuck with it,” said Avitha.

Initially reported by The Fortune, she had the dream of building a mobile app when she was just seven years old. Anvitha spent a year in accumulating knowledge about coding on various platforms and then at the next step, she managed to learn the basics of programming. Now after two years, she holds a position which most grown-ups would have desired for.

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According to the Deccan Chronicle report, most of this year’s visitors are below the age of 18—120 out of 350 global recipients to be precise. Another part of good news is the increasing participation of women; this year 22 per cent of the total scholarship winners are girls.

She said that it has always been her dream to attend WWDC, and mostly importantly, meet Apple CEO Tim Cook in person.

While most of the kids of her age have started to develop ideas, she has not only developed appreciable ideas but also worked hard to transform them into apps. Anvitha is not done with the creation and has a desire to make many more.

-prepared by Pashchiema, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @pashchiema

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  • Paras Vashisth

    “Coding was so challenging. But I’m so glad I stuck with it,” said Avitha.
    This line of few words speaks a lot.
    Everyone get inspired by this, no doubt

  • AJ Krish

    It is truly amazing that a 9 year old can build mobile apps. I hope that she soars to new heights and accomplishes all her dreams.

  • Aparna Gupta

    its wonderfu! She is an inspiration for all children. Surely, she will achieve a lot more make all Indians proud.

  • devika todi

    this is indeed great! i hope she continues to make everyone proud!

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  • Paras Vashisth

    “Coding was so challenging. But I’m so glad I stuck with it,” said Avitha.
    This line of few words speaks a lot.
    Everyone get inspired by this, no doubt

  • AJ Krish

    It is truly amazing that a 9 year old can build mobile apps. I hope that she soars to new heights and accomplishes all her dreams.

  • Aparna Gupta

    its wonderfu! She is an inspiration for all children. Surely, she will achieve a lot more make all Indians proud.

  • devika todi

    this is indeed great! i hope she continues to make everyone proud!

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Still, this flu season is not nearly as bad as last winter's 19-week season, the deadliest in at least four decades. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last season.

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Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.

This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That makes it among the longest seen since the government started tracking flu season duration more than 20 years ago.

Some experts likened the unusual double waves to having two different flu seasons compressed, back-to-back, into one.

“I don’t remember a season like this,” said Dr. Arnold Monto, a University of Michigan researcher who had been studying respiratory illnesses for more than 50 years.

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Flu can cause a miserable, relatively mild illness in many people and a more severe illness in others. Young children and the elderly are at greatest risk from flu and its complications. Flu vaccinations are recommended annually for all but the very young.

The current season began the week of Thanksgiving, a typical start time. At the beginning, most illnesses were caused by a flu strain that tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and which is more easily controlled by vaccines.

But in mid-February, a nastier strain started causing more illnesses and driving up hospitalizations.

Not helping matters: The harsher bug is not well matched to the vaccine, said the CDC’s Lynnette Brammer, who oversees flu tracking.

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Still, this flu season is not nearly as bad as last winter’s 19-week season, the deadliest in at least four decades. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last season.

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More good news: Brammer said that although the virus is notoriously unpredictable, signs suggest this flu season should be over soon.

“It’s on the verge” of being over, she said. “If nothing changes.” (VOA)