Notre Dame High School sophomore Will Mays and Portsmouth resident, has started his own company, WMays Technology, L.L.C. Mays does IOS Development, Web Design and Apple Repairs to iPods, iPhones and iPads.
Mays started the company in 2013 in order to provide a service. As with the number of Apple devices being used there are often mishaps and damages that occur. He also enjoys helping others and making money in the process. Mays said when he started his business, only one other repairman for Apple technology was in the area, so he figured the demand was high.
“I liked it, I was good at it, so I just decided to start a business,” Mays said. “I just started taking things apart and ended up teaching myself how they work.”
This summer, Mays is taking a software class at Shawnee State University (SSU) and next year he will study mobile development there.
Mays has designed a mobile app that has been approved and will soon be released through Apple sometime this month. The app is a game called Flight Bird, which is similar to Flappy Bird.
“It is like the big hit game called Flappy Bird,” Mays explained. “When they took it off the market I decided it was a good game and people really like it, so I just did it myself. I improved it. I made new features like multiplayer and all of that.”
The app is currently in beta testing and will be available shortly. Mays said he has had friends and family play the game and they have all responded well to it. The game will be available for free in the Apple App Store. He is now working on a second App based on rebus puzzles.
After graduation he plans to study computer technology in college.
“Apps and programming is just fun for me, being able to create games everybody can play and enjoy.”
If you are in need of a repair to Apple devices, you may reach Mays at 740-464-3070 or by Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMaysTechnologyLLC. Mays’s Facebook page also features a price list for most fixes.
Joseph Pratt can be reached at the Portsmouth Daily Times 740-353-3101, EXT 287, or by Twitter @JosephPratt03.