Dubai: An Indian lady in Dubai who developed an iOS app for iPhones on the age of eight and has been congratulated by Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner for her achievement at such a younger age.
Meet Hana Muhammad Rafeeq, now aged 9, who introduces herself as “the youngest Apple iOS developer”. Although Gulf Information couldn’t independently confirm this, Hana has identified on-line studies that point out that her declare appears to be legitimate.
Furthermore, the CEO of Apple himself has congratulated her in his reply to her mail by which she had defined her app and different achievements.
“I created and revealed an Apple cell software on the age of eight,” Hana wrote within the e-mail to Prepare dinner, a replica of which has now been shared with Gulf Information.
10,000 strains of codes
“I received launched to coding by the age of 5 and it appears I’m the youngest on this planet to attain this. As well as, I virtually prevented utilizing any third-party ready-made codes, libraries, or courses in my app. I hand-wrote greater than 10,000 strains of codes for this app. Please have a fast preview,” she wrote, sharing the YouTube hyperlinks of her works.
Giving additional particulars about her, Hana wrote that she is an Indian lady, born and introduced up within the UAE.
“The rationale for this writing is for my dad and mom to say I did one thing extraordinary and let the Apple chief know the way passionate [I am] in expertise, particularly Apple. Simply to make the world conscious that coding just isn’t that unimaginable, as a substitute it’s a vital topic to incorporate in early phases of kid training, [with] the identical precedence as human communication language.
“The long run is all about communication, not solely between people but in addition with the machines, animals, cells, microbes and planets. So the digital alternatives are endless, it’s simply begun.
“For those who really feel my tales and ideas are price your time, please revert again or else simply ignore. I actually perceive the worth of time,” her e-mail learn.
The subsequent morning, Hana was woken up by her dad and mom after they noticed Prepare dinner has replied to her e-mail.
“Hana, Congratulations on your whole spectacular achievements at such a younger age! Hold at it and you’ll do wonderful issues sooner or later. Finest, Tim,” learn his reply.
“I used to be so excited to have his response as appreciation to my e-mail,” Hana instructed Gulf Information.
Her dad and mom had been happier as they take into account the tech chief’s reply as an affirmation to the claims that she has made in her e-mail. “They [at Apple] have the mechanism to confirm the claims. There are lots of youngsters growing apps. I hope her experience and arduous work at this age stand out,” mentioned her father Muhammad Rafeeq.
He was prouder to disclose that Hana’s teacher in coding is her elder sister, 10-year-old Leena Fathima.
How they discovered coding
The sisters have been largely homeschooled by their dad and mom, particularly for the final 4 years. Explaining how they received into coding, Leena mentioned all of it had began when their father, a venture administration advisor, was busy developing with an edutech firm and requested their mom Fathimath Thahira, who had performed BCom with laptop functions, to be taught coding to assist him together with his startup.
“Whereas my mama was studying coding, I popped my head into the display. I began coding on the age of 5 and I developed an internet site on the age of six once I was aware of HTML and CSS. The web site’s title is lehanas.”
On her web site, Leena launched fruits, greens and animals for teenagers and in addition supported the flood aid efforts within the household’s house state Kerala by offering the hyperlink to the Chief Minister’s Misery Reduction Fund.
“Once I created my web site, my sister additionally popped her head into the display. So, at the moment, I began instructing my sister code.”
Although their father couldn’t transfer forward together with his startup because of lack of funding and their mom additionally stopped studying coding within the early stage itself, the younger siblings had been enchanted by the coding languages.
“We don’t have any subscriptions to any tutorials. However we used to refer the web for documentation and movies. And now we have our personal data gaining course of set by our dad and mom,” mentioned Hana.
The sisters at the moment are consultants in coding languages HTML, CSS, C, C++, Swift and the newest SwiftUI. They’re additionally studying human languages English, Spanish German, Arabic, Hindi and Malayalam.
With massive desires to alter the world in their very own methods, the sisters need to provide free coding courses to orphans via a basis named after them. “Once we educate one orphaned little one, we wish that little one to show ten different orphans in flip. Creating such a venture is our dream,” mentioned Leena.
About ‘Hanas’ app
Hana’s app on App Retailer known as ‘Hanas’, with a purple and pink butterfly brand. The free app incorporates tales for kids together with quick tales, bedtime tales, ethical tales and traditional tales. “This software will assist dad and mom and kids as a result of there’s an choice to make audio tales, so the dad and mom could make audio tales. When the dad and mom are busy, the kids can play these audio tales,” mentioned Hana, who turned 9 weeks after launching the app.
She defined that she was impressed to provide you with the app as she has realised that many dad and mom don’t discover time to learn tales for his or her youngsters.
“My mother used to learn out bedtime tales for us. However, these days we see in motion pictures and actual life that many dad and mom are unable to do it. So, I hope they will report the tales throughout their free time utilizing my app, so their youngsters received’t miss listening to the tales from their very own dad and mom.”
Hana has added her personal audio tales as properly “in order that the kids can hearken to my audio as a good friend”.
“I’ve additionally made a good looking interface with numerous choices for customising fonts,” mentioned Hana who needs to attend Apple’s Worldwide Builders Convention subsequent 12 months.