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How a novice dev reached #2 in the App Store with a great instructor’s help

Back in July we introduced you to Nick Di Vona, a newcomer to app development who took Mark Price’s “iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional” course. At the time, we celebrated his Poke Radar app reaching #2 in Apple’s App Store. It turns out that was just the beginning of big things for Nick and his partner, Braydon Batungbacal.

Now comes the exciting news that Poke Radar was purchased for $500,000 by Glu Mobile, a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. As Mark put it, “This goes to show that opportunities are endless in the world of programming and app development, so don’t give up!” It also demonstrates the impact of dedicated, involved teachers who give students the confidence they need to dream big.

Congratulations, Nick! Thanks for being such a great example of what’s possible when people never stop learning.

Photo credit: Matt McDonald/Equal Motion

Photo credit: Matt McDonald/Equal Motion

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