Dubai, December 19, 2018: 13-year-old Indian boy in Dubai, who developed his first mobile application four years ago, also owns a software development company, a Khaleej Times report says according to indiatoday.in
Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application as a hobby to beat boredom and also has been designing logos and websites for clients.
More about Aadithyan
The tech wizard, who started using a computer when he turned five, has finally launched his own company ‘Trinet Solutions’ at the age of 13
He studies at Elite English School in Abu Hail, Deira and told the Dubai-based English daily that he moved to Dubai when he was five
“My parents and sister Aaradhya have been really supportive,” said the whiz kid who works mostly over the weekends.
His interest in technology
“The first website my dad showed me was BBC Typing, a website for kids where young students can learn typing,” he added, owing majority of his interest in technology to the fact that he didn’t have too many friends in his neighbourhood.
“I was six years old and would spend a lot of time on YouTube reading cartoons and playing spelling bee games. I began to become fascinated with computers and technology,” he was quoted saying.
Ever since he developed his first app, he began uploading mobile apps on Aptoide, an alternative marketplace for Android mobile apps.
Aadithyan’s first app
“I developed an app called ‘Ashirwad browser’, a web browser similar to Google Chrome but with the lesser customisation,” he explained.
However, because Google Play store asks a base fee of USD 25 to upload an app, his app never went live
He also told the Dubai daily that he gained interest in cybersecurity alongside software, app development and hardware.
Trinet Solutions kicked off on December 17, 2017 and has a total of three employees, who are friends and seniors from Aadithyan’s school.
The tech wiz said he wanted to be good in design, later perform coding and provide this service, which is currently “not an LLC,” to people free of cost.
“I need to be over the age of 18 to actually become an established company owner. However, we function like a company. We have worked with over 12 clients, and have given them our design and coding services entirely for free,” he said.
He aims to scale up his company to an MNC and start developing applications on iOS.
Rajesh Nair, the 7th grader’s dad, told the daily that “we are not involved in his activities at all. This is all him.”
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A class management app for his teachers
Currently busy with developing an app that his teachers can use, Aadithyan has a “mission to reduce teachers’ daily work by developing pop-up notifications for tests, upcoming classes, noting down marks, etc.”
Aadithyan’s YouTube channel
The prodigy vlogs on his YouTube channel ‘A Craze,’ through which, he teaches others whatever knowledge he has and spreads it to his friends.
“I am working on Android app development courses on my YouTube channel,” says the brain stormer.
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“In the morning, I go to school, then I head back home and rest for a while. After which, I learn Math, and then spend time on company work and on the YouTube channel,” said the IT whiz.