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Friday, 15 October 2010

ENRICH – Mobile App developed by 12-yr Old Boy

BANDUNG – INDONESIA: Fahma Waluya Rosmansyah, a 12-years old spends his free time creating mobile games that help children learn the English language or even basic maths skills.
Fahma was born in Indonesia in 1998 and like most kids, loves playing with his games console, PC games and with mobile phones, and it was when Fahma reached fifth grade that he began to learn how to develop mobile games with Adobe Flash. That same year he created his first mobile application called BAHANA which allows young children to learn the alphabet, numbers and colours – all from a Nokia E71.

Mobile Applications for Children at Nokia Ovi Store: In his sixth grade, he developed over 5 more mobile applications, one of which is downloadable from the Nokia Ovi Store. ENRICH enables children to translate Indonesian words into English using colourful images and clearly pronounced words. MANTAP is a similar app but instead teaches Indonesian children Maths, and should be available from the Ovi Store in the coming weeks. Fahma tells us he can create a mobile application from scratch in less than 12 hours, with the help of his younger sister, Hania, who provides some of the sound content. She is also his main source of inspiration and beta tester. Having recently been awarded the Indonesia ICT Award 2010, Fahma plans to continue developing mobile applications for local Indonesian children and even hopes that one day his mobile applications can be made available to every child, globally. For a 12 year old student, currently going through school, we find this an incredible story and shows what the young mind can achieve, and what’s even more commendable is that these mobile applications are used to help young children learn some valuable life skills. Download ENRICH for free, from the Ovi Store.

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