Daniel’s appy after winning trip to Apple

Daniel Rice, 15, from Crossley Heath school, has won a scholarship to Apple headquarters in San Francisco.
Daniel Rice, 15, from Crossley Heath school, has won a scholarship to Apple headquarters in San Francisco.
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A young computer software developer has won a scholarship to the headquarters of Apple in San Francisco.

Daniel Rice, 15, from Skircoat, is one of just 150 students worldwide to have been given a place at the event, which takes place between June 10 and June 14.

He said: “You had to apply on Apple’s website and design an app in a week. Mine just shows you all about the other apps I’ve got.

“I was thinking I didn’t have a chance of winning so I was really shocked. I still can’t believe it.

“I get to watch the keynote speaker in the same room as the Apple CEO where they’ll be unveiling new products.

“I’ll also get to speak to the Apple engineers one-on-one and learn about new technologies.

“It’d be a dream to work there one day so there’s nowhere I’d rather be going.”

Daniel has already had some success with his app, Sort the Mail, in which a postman is helped to deliver mail to a town against the clock.

The Crossley Heath student said: “It’s had 1,300 downloads so far and I’m also developing Sort the Mail junior, which I’ve been working on since the launch of the original.”