A 15-Year-Old Invented An App More Popular Than Twitter And Vine
A 15-year-old Australian boy created an app that is reaching download numbers higher than those of Vine and Twitter. The game is called Impossible Rush. To play, the user simply taps a colored cube, matching its face to the color of the balls falling from the top of the screen.
Ben Pasternak of Sydney came up with the idea during science class. Soon after, he introduced it to Chicago's Austin Valleskey, also 15, whom he had met online through the Facebook group, High School Hackers, HuffPost reports.
A few hours later, the coding for the game was complete.
The two then reached out to New York social media marketer Carlos Fajardo, who bought the app for $200.
Fajardo's advertising propelled the game to the seventh most downloaded app in Sweden, the sixteenth in the US and eighteenth in Australia, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
It received more than 300,000 downloads during its first six weeks of release, more than Google, Gmail and, yes, Tinder.
Pasternak is now working on another app called "One," which will compile notifications from a user's various social media accounts into a single location.