Teen app-developers becoming more common

More and more teenagers are interested in learning to develop their own apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.  To accommodate the trend, Apple’s 2012 developer conference was opened up to 13 to 17-year-olds for the very first time.

Though teens comprise a small portion of thousands of app developers, their interest is prompting more and more app-building camps and courses for teenagers.

Starting in 2013, high school students entering grades 9 to 12 will have the opportunity to participate in App Camp, sponsored by the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.  Students will learn the basic skills needed to create apps for the iPhone.

For more information, visit the App Camp’s website.  Registration opens March 1st, 2013, and spaces are limited.