Vizag boy develops app to beat hackers
Last year, when Bandi Jai Krishna was insisting upon purchase of a new computer and was about to begin to learn how to program apps, his mother Vijaya ...
Last year, when Bandi Jai Krishna was insisting upon purchase of a new computer and was about to begin to learn how to program apps, his mother Vijaya Lakshmi, an English lecturer at Gayatri Vidya Parishad Engineering College, did not have any clue on possible presentation of his own app "Text Zip" before the echelons of Microsoft.
A student of class 8 and studying at the Narayana IIT Academy at Visakhapatnam, Jai hasn't taken a programming class, at school or on the internet; but out on the App store with version 1.0, which is probably useful for business houses where secrecy of business plans and financial issues is crucial.
The app, which was demonstrated at the Imagine Cup conducted by Microsoft in Hyderabad, will hit the stores in a month and can be downloaded free of cost. He was joined in a computer course in a summer camp for 10 days and he just took off. Even his teachers were amazed with his creativity and grasping power.
"His friends used to pull his legs on his immense interest on technology. The interest made him join the NIIT for Java, C and C++ courses," said Jai's father Srinivasu.
Unlike many other parents, they want their kid to pursue his interests though he has been admitted for an integrated IIT course at Narayana Olympiad School. But Jai wants to be an Astronaut. Why? "I wanted to be different from others and that's where the challenge is," he explained.