Can anyone think of becoming a CEO and a president of a company at the tender age of 10 and 12? Surprisingly, the young brothers, Sanjay Kumaran of class VI and Shravan Kumaran of class VIII, have achieved the feat.
They are the co-founders of Go Dimensions, a software company offering digital solutions for iPhone and android platforms. During an interactive session at an International Children’s Science and Maths Festival in the city, the duo took everyone by surprise with their intelligence and programming know-how.
Working on each app for less than two months, they have developed four interesting applications Catch Me Cop, Alphabet Board, Prayer Planet and Colour Palette.
Speaking about their inspiration, the little brothers said, “Two people inspired us to think out of the box. We admire Steve Jobs for his innovativeness and Bill Gates for his marketing skills. Whatever he produces, Bill Gates knows how to reach out to the end user.”
Studying at Vaels Billabong School in Chennai, the duo knows how to plan a day and organise effectively. “We get up very late in the morning and rush to school. After school hours, we complete our homework and daily assignments by 4 p.m. Later, we spend an hour programming our projects. In the evening, we relax playing cricket, badminton, skateboarding games and swimming,” they explained.
Planning and organising came effortlessly to them, said the proud mother of the duo, Jyothi Lakshmi. “When Shravan was six-years-old, we could make out that he was good at painting. So we encouraged and taught him whatever we could. Later, Sanjay used to pitch in when his brother was being taught,” she added. Kumaran Surendran, father of the kids, is a techie who supported the duo with his knowledge. “They are very fond of animation and programming and are now familiar with Cobol, Basic and Objective-C,” he explained.
Their future projects include inventing traffic tracking through crowd sourcing and invention of tablet that is going to be as thin as a paper with multitasking features. “You can connect with your friends through Skype and business associates while watching television. We want to launch this product at a low price so that it is accessible and affordable to the rural people,” explained Shravan Kumaran.
The brothers are authoring a book on dinosaur destination of dooms. They want to donate 15 per cent of the income to charity so that the company can bring a change in global economic structure.
The company, which started a few months ago, has already gained worldwide attention with more than 10,000 downloads. Ask how they manage time, they immediately say, “We don’t believe in chatting and emailing unless it is official. Thus, a lot of time is saved to concentrate on something productive.”