Meet Shravan and Sanjay Kumaran who received the Young Achievers Award for making a mark in the world of mobile applications
Two young tech developers from Chennai — 13-year-old Shravan Kumaran and his 12-year-old brother, Sanjay Kumaran — surprised the audience at My Fortune hotel as they confidently spoke about their achievements in the world of mobile applications. The boys, who received the Young Achievers Award from the Rotary Club of Madras East, have created seven mobile apps, which have been downloaded 60,000 times by users spread across 62 countries.
According to them, they started out with MS Word and PowerPoint and gradually moved on to more complex computer languages such as QBasic and JSON.
Their first application was a game called Catch Me Cop, which has seen around 20,000 downloads so far. Another one is Emergency Booth (it saves the need to remember emergency numbers of different countries), Colour Palette (for kids to learn different colours) and Alphabet Board (to learn the English alphabet) The brothers have even started their own company, Godimensions, which, they say, is totally ‘dad-funded’. They want to turn it into a global company.
Says Shravan, “I am more of a ‘programmer,’ while my brother can both code and design apps.” What’s next?
“A crowd sourced app that provides traffic and pollution updates,” says Shravan.
And speaking of their success mantra, they say: Quit wasting time on Facebook and chatting with friends.