Listen up Apple and Google. There's a teenager in the northwest suburbs you'll want to keep your eye on.
15-year-old Austin Valleskey is making a splash in the app store and that appears to be just the beginning.
The Hoffman Estates teen is the co-creator of a game called Impossible Rush.
On the surface, it's a simple iPhone game. But on the back end, there are dozens of lines of code that are indecipherable to the average person. But to Austin, it's a weekend afternoon.
Austin taught himself how to code just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother Chris.
About three months ago, Austin joined a Facebook group for high school students into making apps. And through that group, he met Australian teen Ben Pasternak, who had an idea.
In just a few hours, the iPhone game was finished and ready for the App Store.
The guys sold the app to a marketer for a few hundred dollars. After that, it took off. At its peak, the newly named Impossible Rush was number 16 on the US App Store chart.
When he's not busy with high school, Austin is doing website work for clients and creating even more apps. He has another brain testing game called Veer. And then there are projects like Bonfire, a social network that is safe for teens.