Imagine destroying Angry Birds in the competition with just learning to code one month ago. Robert Nay, a 14 year old had no coding experience. He decided he wanted to learn so he went to the public library and started to teach himself. 4,000 lines of code later he came out with Bubble Ball. A physicals game that had users create the track to get a bubble to a end point goal. Its a very simple game, but ended up beating Angry Birds for the top downloaded free game on the app store. The simplest game turned out to be the biggest.
As a computer science major I love coding. I taught myself to build my own websites using html. It is really something anyone can do if they have a brain and a computer. This kid decided to teach himself to code and turned a passion and something fun into a company that makes a pretty big profit. I love the idea of apps. It opens a whole new market and allows people to connect to more consumers. I think before anyone graduates college, take a summer to learn how to code. Create a cheesy app. I think it is a skill everyone should know and it can possibly lead to some surprises, like beating out the most popular apps on the app store.