Viva Kuwait to sponsor 15-year-old app genius
Kuwait City, March 25, 2012
Viva Kuwait has announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of 15-year-old Abdulrahman Al Zanki, Kuwait’s youngest application developer.
Al Zanki is the developer behind the game ‘Doodle Destroy’, which he offers as a free download via Apple's iTunes website as an iPhone and iPad application. The game was first published in April 2010 and surpassed a million downloads in its first year.
Salman Al-Badran, chief executive officer, Viva, said: "We at Viva are especially committed to developing young Kuwaiti talent, so we are very proud to be the first Kuwaiti company to officially recognise Abdulrahman’s skills in application development. His success with Doodle Destroy is an inspiration for young application designers everywhere and an example of what Kuwaiti youth can achieve, using initiative, commitment and creativity.”
“Our very close relationship with Apple as official distributors in Kuwait, along with Abdulrahman’s talent in developing applications, makes this sponsorship a perfect opportunity for us to turn the spot light on the importance of youth development in Kuwait,” Al-Badran said. “Abdulrahman is a wonderful example of the sort of talent Kuwait can produce and hope that his success is the first of many individual Kuwaiti success stories in the future.”
The company will utilise Abdulrahman’s skills to help with the launch its recently announced Viva app club, which will be launched on April 15, the statement said. It will be a creative hub for young people between 13 to 18 years of age.
Viva will announce the registration dates and process for applicants wishing to join the exclusive club during the first week of April, it said.
The app club will host workshops which will be held on a bi-weekly basis, and include topics such as ‘basics of app development’ and ‘steps to create your own application’, it said. – TradeArabia News Service