Seattle Father and Daughter Duo Top Amazon Kindle Fire Charts

        Seattle Father and Daughter Duo Top Amazon Kindle Fire Charts

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A father and daughter duo from Seattle
have worked together to develop a calculator app which has hit the top of the
Amazon Kindle Fire charts.

Calculator Plus, invented by Aidan and Isabel Hughes (12), is now the number
one calculator app for the Kindle Fire tablet in the US and UK and is the
second-highest rated app in all categories out of a total of 66,280 apps on
Amazon's Android App Store.

They had a special reason to celebrate the New Year when they reached one
million copies downloaded on Dec 29.

USA Today recently named Calculator Plus as one of their 25 essential Kindle
Fire apps and Amazon have pre-installed it on their shop demo models across
the US.

Their new Windows 8 app, Calculator Free, is already the most downloaded
calculator on that platform after just a month.

Calculator Plus is now available for smartphones from the Google Play Store
and the Apple App Store by searching under the firm's name, Digitalchemy.

This is a second success for Aidan and his daughter Isabel (12), who have also
invented a unique way to work with fractions.

Fraction Calculator was conceived by the duo while Isabel was doing her math
homework in Seattle, Washington.

"After a page of checking answers to fraction problems, we were both
exhausted!" said Aidan (41) originally from Dublin, Ireland.

"I knew there had to be a better way, and I thought of a fraction calculator
with three keypads that would be fast and easy."

The app has two great features not found elsewhere: An innovative three-keypad
layout to enter fractions and a large, easy to read, display that shows
fractions the way you write them.

Fraction Calculator was recently released on the Amazon Kindle Fire, where it
rapidly rose to the number one paid calculator spot. It's been in the top
five ever since.

"The beauty of the new Calculator Plus app is that it remembers everything you
calculate, which makes it perfect when you're working on a number of different
tasks, or for comparing things while shopping," said Aidan.

"Again it came from Isabel and I bemoaning the fact that you lose everything
when you turn a calculator off."

And for iPad, Aidan and Isabel have two apps: Easy Fraction Calculator, with
beautiful backgrounds, and Fraction Calculator Plus that includes a handy
ruler for woodworkers.

Hughes began his foray into the world of computers at the age of 12 by
programming a baking game for his brother Kevin, who suffers from epilepsy.

After leaving school early, he got a job at Dublin computer company, Fred
Crowe Limited, where his first task was putting Irish plugs on US computer
cords. By the age of 20, he was the senior programmer at the firm.

A year later he started Digital Alchemy Limited and went on to create software
for Irish firms, the Irish Government, the United Nations, and various US
software companies.

He joined Microsoft in 1999 as a software developer in Seattle and registered
more than 20 patents for inventions in computer security.

In his last role at Microsoft, leading the PM team for the Windows 8 Store, he
felt the entrepreneurial urge, and left to start app development firm
Digitalchemy with friend Micah Koffron.!-free/id576156235?mt=8

For further information contact Aidan Hughes
+1 (425) 785-9946

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