Harry Moran’s PizzaBot makes it back to top of app charts

9 Jan 2012

Harry Moran, who has just turned 13

Thirteen-year-old software developer Harry Moran’s PizzaBot game last week once again went to the top of the iOS and Mac app charts.

Driven by a wave of coverage last week that began on Siliconrepublic.com, Moran’s PizzaBot app, which he developed just months after learning how to code at Coder Dojo, went back to the top of the charts, arriving at No 2 as Top Game and No 3 as Top App on the iOS App Store, surpassing games like FIFA 12.

Moran originally launched PizzaBot at the end of November and it shot past top games like Angry Birds and Call of Duty.

He followed it up with a sequel – PizzaBot Seasonings – which is currently at 25 in the iOS charts.

The Cork-based teenager was recognised by Apple as the world’s youngest Mac App developer when his first app debuted in late November when he was just 12.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years