Apple CEO Tim Cook praised a 9-year-old Indian girl living in Dubai for developing an iOS app for the iPhone. The girl, Hana Muhammad Rafeeq, had originally written to him claiming to be the youngest iOS developer. He developed a story app called Hanas that allowed parents to write stories.
according to Gulf News reports that Apple’s CEO praised him in an email reply describing his program and other achievements.
Hana’s free iOS app features kid-friendly stories. She was inspired to create the program after realizing that few parents had time to read to their children. Hana was eight years old when this program was created.
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according to Gulf News reports that Hana wrote in an email: “I was introduced to coding when I was five years old, and I seem to be the youngest in the world to do it. Also, I almost avoided using third-party ready-made code, libraries or classes in my application. I wrote over 10,000 lines of code by hand for Please take a quick look,”.
He has also shared links to his works on YouTube.
according to Khaleej Times reports, Han was sleeping when his father, Mohammed Rafeeq, first read the email. “I woke him up and told him the news,” he said. “He immediately sat up and ran to the bathroom. It usually takes a few minutes to wake him up.”
“Congratulations on all your impressive accomplishments at such a young age. Keep it up and you’ll do amazing things in the future,” Tim Cook wrote to her in an email.
Hana said she had to write 10,000 lines of code to create a storytelling app that allows parents to write stories for their children with their own voices.
He came up with this idea after watching a documentary. Parents can write bedtime stories for their children to listen to before starting their day at work.