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Northamptonshire youngster hailed phone app genius
Thomas Goodenough
Thomas Goodenough is already on his sixth app and is still making many more.

A 12-year-old Northamptonshire boy has been hailed the youngest person in Britain to develop an iPhone app.

Thomas Goodenough, from Collingtree, made a phone application for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The application gives users a tour around a helicopter and a chance for them to become a virtual pilot.

"Not only do users get a chance to have fun, but they can donate to the air ambulance as well," said Thomas.

The app is free on iTunes and is being downloaded around 150 times a day.

"Technology is developing fast, so this is a great way to raise awareness of the air ambulance and encourage more people to donate," said Thomas.

The air ambulance app is the sixth one the schoolboy has created using his computer at home.

"I love computers and have been using them from a very young age, this is where my love of technology comes from," said Thomas.

His other apps include one about an Aston Martin, a Virtual Supercar as well as one to create a number plate.

Thomas is developing more apps and believes the sky is the limit.

"I have made app called Busy Bee which is an animation game, so it really is an exciting time for me at the moment," said Thomas.

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