14-Year-Old's Bubble Ball App Dethrones Angry Birds on iTunes

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A new awesome app called Bubble Ball has pushed Angry Birds out of the No. 1 spot on iTunes' Top Free Apps list. The best part? It was created by a 14-year-old developer named Robert Nay.

The 8th grade Spanish Fork, Utah native is a self-taught programmer, who built his first website in third grade. Bubble Ball was released for iOS on December 29, and according to ABC News, it was downloaded more than 2 million times in two weeks.
"I was pretty astonished," Nay said about the popularity of the game. "When I released it, I didn't think it would do so well."

"There were some times when I felt like, 'can people seriously do this?' It seemed impossible," he added. "But then there were times when things just worked and I'd be like 'maybe I can actually do this.'"

Bubble Ball is a physics-based app in which the user strategically places wood planks and metal blocks to get the ball to the goal. It's pretty simple, but like other physics games (ahem, Angry Birds), it's totally addictive.

Right now, the game is free, so it's not exactly a money-maker for the teen, but according to All Things Digital, Robert intends on adding new levels and more games as in-app purchases.

Have you downloaded Bubble Ball? What do you think of the game? Is it better than Angry Birds? %Poll-58901%


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