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Nine-year-old boy pens iPhone app

A nine-year-old child prodigy from Singapore has penned an application for the iPhone, it has been reported.

Malaysia-born Ling Deng Wen’s Doodle Kids is a painting program that allows users to draw on the touchscreen with their hands.

They can then clear the screen by shaking the iPhone, in the manner of an etch-a-sketch, the New Paper reports.

Lim’s application was originally written for his little sisters to use but has now been downloaded over 4,000 times in the last two weeks.

He is now working on a new app called Invader Wars, spurred on by friendly rivalry with his father who also writes applications for the iPhone.

Lim Thye Chean, who is chief technology officer of a tech company, said: "Every evening we check the statistics emailed to us (by iTunes) to see who has more downloads.”

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