Youngest CEOs from app development company visit city

Nov 22 2012, 01:24 IST
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SummaryThe 10 and 12-yr-olds have developed 4 apps for Apple available at app stores. Their company has been approached by firms from the US and China for partnership in app development

The 10 and 12-yr-olds have developed 4 apps for Apple available at app stores. Their company has been approached by firms from the US and China for partnership in app development

Two of India’s youngest chief executive officers (CEOs) of an app development firm, Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran, visited the city on Wednesday to share their success story at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and St Stephan’s School in Sector 46, Chandigarh.

The visit of the whiz kids who founded the company, Go Dimensions, was facilitated by Chandigarh Administration as part of a Destination IT event beginning today. Twelve-year-old Shravan Kumaran and his 10-year-old brother Sanjay are the India’s youngest mobile application programmers. The duo have developed four applications for Apple that are available at app stores and these applications have seen more than 17 thousand downloads.

Speaking at CII, Sanjay said, “My interests in computers started very early and I started out by making presentations at school. Sensing our interest, our school teachers encouraged us to pursue it further. At home my brother and I started learning Q Basic, animation and then moved on to programming apps. Our dream was to start a company that could build New Gen mobile applications. The realization of our dream became possible when we actually started developing application for iPhone and iPad.” Other applications that have been developed are an alphabet board, a learning application, prayer planet, an application for praying to God when on the move, a colour palette, and a learning application for children to learn colours.

The young entrepreneurs have been getting the learning atmosphere right from the start of their childhood. Shravan said that their father works in at Symantec and the learning in computers started from an early age. “I learnt computers when I was only four years old,” Shravan said. “We started with Android apps and did a calculator and quiz app,” he said.

The company, Go Dimensions, has been approached by firms from US and China as well as Indian companies for partnership in application development.

Pikender Pal Singh, Regional Director, CII NR, said that the visit of the two young entrepreneurs to the city should be a source of encouragement to the young entreprenuers in the city. “The CII is all for encouraging and promoting talent in the region and give the youth the necessary support and help engineers set up thriving IT companies.”

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