Indian American students develop app for Apple

Oakland: Three Indian American students have developed a new game application for Apple. Rahul Bhatia, Akshay Narayan and Rohan Agarwal, all aged 17, have developed "Galactic Odyssey" - a strategy game where users try to steer their lost rocket ship home using the gravity of planets, reports Rob Dennis of Oakland Tribune

They began with the idea of app in June and went over brainstorming ideas and worked through the summer. The app was sent to Apple a week and half ago and it became available on Monday. The app is priced at 99 cents and can be downloaded from Apple.

The trio plan to come up with contests on the game, to help the app popularize. They also plan on launching a sequel to the game app.

Pete Murchison, Principal, Irvington High School where the trio study said, "This is unbelievably difficult. They (Apple) get a gazillion of these applications, and for these kids to do it, it's absolutely amazing. Now they're dealing with the biggest, most powerful company in the world."

The three study computer science and AP physics in school. They used physics concepts they learn in class to build the app. However they added one doesn't need a science background to play the game.

Says Agarwal, "We used physics to create the game for the user. They just have to enjoy it." .
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