Interview with Lucía Sánchez, the Spanish teenager who develops games in iOS

Lucía Sánchez is a teenager who at the age of 16 already has two games in the App Retailer and in the Google Play Retailer. Because of this in NewCydiaTweaks we deliver you this interview in advance of Christmas, positive you can adore it .
On this lifestyles not anything is inconceivable, Lucia Sanchez is the transparent instance of this, in addition to creating their very own games ‘Loopy Block’ and ‘Destroy Ball’ , Lucia Sanchez has his personal corporate referred to as Unicorn Avid gamers and in addition (it off ) Additionally develops internet pages, all this in case you have sufficient time since Lucía Sánchez continues to be finding out. An instance of overcoming that reminds us that age is only a easy quantity. I’m hoping you favor this interview nearly up to me and when you didn’t know their games, what are you ready to obtain and experience those vacations?

As a person, what do you favor very best, Android or iOS and why?

In my view I take advantage of Android since the price for cash is normally excellent on some gadgets, even though iOS design I actually like as a result of the interface could be very blank and easy and there are excellent programs which might be occasionally no longer to be had for Android. 

And as a developer, what do you like Android or iOS and why (benefits and drawbacks as an example)?

Each have their execs and cons. Android I adore it since it’s a lot more economical to expand apps, since Apple makes you pay a rate of € 100 each and every yr to put up your programs and if you don’t pay take away your apps from the retailer, as an alternative the Android developer rate is 25 € and also you simplest need to pay as soon as.

Even though I love to expand apps for Apple as there are lots of extra assets, comparable to video tutorials and boards the place you’ll be able to be informed and resolve your doubts. This is essential since in my case my means of studying is in keeping with observing tutorials on youtube. 

What recommendation would you give to other people who wish to learn to program and create their very own programs?

I might suggest that you simply take into accounts a challenge that you simply wish to get started and that you’d search for and practice an instructional on YouTube, as an example, when you sought after to create a sport, search for “Xcode educational sport” and practice the steps. From my perspective is the very best means to be told since it’s sensible and you’re seeing the effects, which motivates you to proceed creating and whenever you end an instructional you have already got your first sport in a position to be revealed.

Talking a bit of extra all for Apple, do you practice carefully Apple releases (their Keynote, reputable bulletins, and so forth.)?

Transparent! Apple as an organization I actually like, particularly the philosophy they have got about the design in their merchandise and their promoting campaigns as they connect nice significance to this side and that is one thing that I actually like. I additionally experience studying about the historical past of Apple and its founders as it is extremely fascinating to grasp what have been the beginnings of the biggest corporate in the global.

What Apple gadgets do you have got? Are you able to provide an explanation for a bit of bit about the use you give to each and every software (in case you have got greater than one)?

I’ve an iMac pc that I take advantage of so much. I take advantage of it to surf the Web, make internet pages and particularly make games and apps the usage of Xcode and Solidarity. I take advantage of it a few hours an afternoon and it nonetheless works nice after being 3 years previous.

Are you a gamer? If that is so, what programs do you normally play with (as opposed to Loopy Block)?

I really like cell games, particularly bike and plane simulators, even though the fact is that I don’t play a lot as a result of I wouldn’t have a lot loose time all the way through the path, and the loose time I’ve, I wish to commit it to studying to Program as an alternative of enjoying.

Let’s discuss Loopy Block, how used to be the construction of this utility?

The method used to be a laugh, since I realized a large number of issues that I do know will serve me during my lifestyles, no longer simplest about programming, I additionally realized to arrange higher and face difficulties, creating Loopy Block used to be slightly sophisticated, since I had no concept programming so each time I did one thing and I used to be fallacious no longer know to repair it , and this used to be occasionally irritating however as you fixing errors and seeing effects could be very rewarding and now whilst you hit put up and appear to be on the Google Play and the App Retailer is implausible.

What did you favor maximum after creating Loopy Block?

The most productive factor used to be to peer how progressively the downloads building up and the other people congratulate you, since after such a lot paintings could be very pleasurable that it. Additionally seeing other people having a laugh enjoying with games created by means of you could be very cool.
Creating my two games has additionally given me the alternative so to give two lectures in entrance of many of us, one of them used to be a TED communicate. This used to be one thing impressive and really enriching.

What’s the subsequent challenge that hopes to take away Lucía Sánchez in the long run, may you advance one thing for our readers?

Certain !, I simply introduced a web based retailer  the place Wends merchandise and era, cushions and different equipment at inexpensive costs I really like. This web page I created the usage of HTML and WordPress, with the concept of ​​having the ability to create my first “industry” that actually has some advantages. In the long run I wish to expand some leading edge product and finance it with crowdfunding pages like Kickstarter.

What function does Unicorn Gamer play in the long run of Lucía Sánchez?

In long run I wish to stay my present games, which might be two: Loopy Block and Destroy Ball and perhaps make some new app that might put up below the identify of Unicorn Gamer, as I can proceed to expand games and apps without end. It’s one thing that continues to pastime me so much, above all I wish to make some app that might be helpful for the each day of other people.

We see that bit by bit in the global of video games turns into extra vital digital truth, do you suppose this era might be the long run of video games, or wager extra by means of augmented truth?

I’ve attempted a few instances digital truth and it kind of feels a bit of previous, it’s one thing implausible and I believe it is going to grow to be extra vital in many industries, no longer simplest online game, as an example in schooling or structure. Augmented truth could also be positive, however I don’t suppose it has as a lot long run as digital truth.

Lucia, why do you suppose that in the global of era and in explicit of programming, there are not more ladies?

Smartly, I actually have no idea. It may be by means of society and stereotypes. Most ladies don’t even reconsider having a occupation in the space of ​​era. It sort of feels to me one thing that are supposed to be promoted extra as it is extremely unhappy that there are not any ladies in the thrilling global of era. It can be that many of us have the stereotypes that ladies don’t like era and that is one thing that may stay many ladies from those careers as a result of they don’t wish to be judged with this stereotype.

Being a developer of each Android and iOS, what do you suppose is the secret of Apple to make extra income with the App Retailer than Google with Google Play, regardless of the latter have extra downloads?

Apple customers will have upper buying energy and are prepared to pay extra money for apps. There also are many extra fee programs in Apple, normally in the productiveness class that aren’t to be had for Android.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).