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Vizag kid floors app developers at Microsoft event

R. Ravikanth Reddy
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It will be extremely useful for business houses, he says

Jai Krishna is presented a Nokia Lumia cellphone by Joseph Landes, Head, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 in Hyderabad on Wednesday.— PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR
Jai Krishna is presented a Nokia Lumia cellphone by Joseph Landes, Head, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 in Hyderabad on Wednesday.— PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

At an age when kids find it hard to even fill up their school application forms, this 13-year old has developed a web application that ensures privacy in information exchange and keeps potential hackers at bay.

Bandi Jai Krishna, a student of class 8 at Narayana Olympiad School in Visakhapatnam presented his app “Text Zip” to a Microsoft team, flooring them with his idea and confidence in dealing with software tools.

Created on the Windows platform and written in the html5 language, the app ensures that information exchange between two individuals cannot be accessed by a third person and potential hackers.

The app converts the data into numbers and the numbers into binary codes thus ensuring that the third person can only see the encrypted form of the information exchanged.

“It will be extremely useful for business houses where secrecy of business plans and financial issues is crucial,” a confident Jai told The Hindu .

The app will hit the stores in a month and can be downloaded free of cost. Joseph Landes, General Manager, DPE-Microsoft, India said the creation was amazing given his age and access to software. Jai was attracted to computers when his mother, Vijaya Lakshmi, an English lecturer at Gayatri Vidya Parishad Engineering College, bought a system for herself.

“We admitted him for a computer course in a summer camp for 10 days and he just took off. Even his teachers were amazed with his creativity and grasping power,” said Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi.

“He got hooked onto multi-media tools and later joined the NIIT for Java, C and C++ courses,” said Jai’s father Srinivasu.

Unlike many other parents, they want their kid to pursue his interests though he has been admitted for an integrated IIT course at Narayana Olympiad School. “I want to him to concentrate on his talents than getting caught in the IIT melee,” Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi said.

But Jai wants to be an Astronaut. Why? “I wanted to be different from others and that’s where the challenge is,” he explains.

“It will be extremely useful for business houses where secrecy of business plans and financial issues is crucial” Jai

All of 13 years, Bandi Jai Krishna has developed a web application that ensures that information exchange between two individuals cannot be accessed by a third person and potential hackers

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