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Spanish Fork teen back with another hit app

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Apr 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-03 19:18:25-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah - He took down "Angry Birds" two years ago, and now a Spanish Fork teen is back with a new app release.

Robert Nay was just 14 years old when his Bubble Ball game overtook "Angry Birds" atop the list of most downloaded game apps, collecting more than 16 million downloads. Two years later, he's back with a new and improved version of that app.

Computers aren't new to Robert. He started programming in second grade and is now a 16-year-old sophomore at Maple Mountain High School.

The new app is still free, but this time it promotes a new children's museum at Thanksgiving Point. The point of the game is to collect as many stars as possible.

Robert says he works for hours on the project almost every night, and it's paid off. It doesn't look like it was created in some kid's basement.

"I hope it inspires kids and everyone to follow their dreams. You never know what's going to happen and something wonderful can come from it," said Kari Nay, Robert's mom.

The new app is starting out stronger than Robert's last one, but it's hard to say whether this one will become as popular as last time.