Lebanese teen wins Apple's WWDC 2015 scholarship for 'NoSpeed' app
The 14 year old also developed the Emoji Escape app, which is available on the Appstore. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
The only Arab at the event, Jake al-Mir developed the “NoSpeed” app to tackle the problem of speeding and decrease car accidents, especially in Lebanon.
He highlighted the significance of the app in that it functions even when the mobile phone is locked.
It works by sending the driver a notification whenever he exceeds the speed limit, therefore also helping people avoid speeding tickets.
He explained that it took him nine months to develop the app, noting that 3,287 people die everyday from car accidents.
“NoSpeed” is available on the Appstore.
A student at Keserouan's College des Soeurs des Saints Coeurs, al-Mir had previously developed another app, a game, “Emoji Escape”, which is also on the Appstore.
On his future aspirations, al-Mir told al-Anba: “I would like to have my own company, not just aimed at developing apps, but also at manufacturing technological products.”
“I would also like to work for Apple,” he added.
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