Allen Wong is the developer behind many best-selling apps such as Radio and Police Scanner+. He became a self-made millionaire before he was Allen Wong is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Allen Wong and others you may know. Facebook gives people the Lifehacked. Education. UCLA. Allen Wong, as many of you know, is an extremely successful iOS developer. He just released his book yesterday, it is called Lifehacked.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Lifehacked by Allen Wong. He became a self-made millionaire before he was But, life wasn’t always this grand for him.

He was the only person in his family earning an income. And, he came from an oppressed family that grew up in the slums. Regardless, wnog apps he published were downloaded by over 15 million people. His apps have been featured in many places, including Wired. Now he’s sharing the story on how he did it, the crises he struggled with, and what his father taught him to be successful.

One of those apps was downloaded by overusers in one day. And now allem is revealing his marketing secrets for the first time in this book. This book was written with non-technical people in mind. The book covers both life and entrepreneurial lessons, and not all of the book is about app development.

Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Lifehackedplease sign up. I’m I the only person to notice that Allen Wong gives 2 different stories about how his Dad died?

How can you mess that up? I know every exact detail how my Dad died.

In Allen’s You Tube video he states his Dad died from an illness – – but in his book Qong on page he says he and his mother traveled to China to inspect his Dad’s body in the morgue, and his face was smashed by criminals. Robert Landon It didn’t say how his father passed away in the book.

It just says that his face was smashed, but it didn’t say how. Your assumption was that it was …more It didn’t say how his father passed away in the book. Your assumption was that it was smashed by criminals, but there are other ways of getting your face smashed, such as a vehicle accident or falling from a high aloen.

In the YouTube video where he gives a speech at Harvard, he says that he died from an illness, but never said what kind of illness. wng

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If you put the two clues together, I’m going to guess that his father had a mental illness and committed suicide by stepping in front of a train or similar. In the book it also says that someone else was responsible for this, so it probably could have been prevented.


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Sep 10, Robert Landon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is actually a collection of essays or short stories about the events in life, the decisions he’s made, and the outcomes of both. It runs in a chronological order, but it does skip around between present day and past, because he applies what he has learned in past to his business decisions in the future.

I found out about this book after a friend of mine commented on the author’s blog entry that he posted on Facebook. If you’re unsure about this author’s business acumen, I suggest that yo The book is actually a collection of essays or short stories about the events in life, the decisions he’s made, and the outcomes of both.

If you’re unsure about this author’s business acumen, I suggest that you browse through his Facebook to get a sense of who he is. But it’s hard to argue that the author doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I checked iTunes for his apps, and he has not just one top-ranked apps, but several top-ranked apps.

This is a feat that usually would take corporations with a large marketing budget to do. Yet he single-handedly manages to accomplish all that and still retain a down-to-earth demeanor after all of that.

And by this I mean that the book doesn’t read like a book about all his achievements. Instead, it’s mostly about the hard times in his life and how and why he was able to overcome them. At times I laughed, and at times I shed a tear. His family’s story of survival and perseverance sounds almost fantastical at times.

Because I don’t want give away too much, I can only tell you that this is one of those books that you can’t just read a few pages and be done with it. It is constantly drawing you and pulling you through his life.

It reinvigorates an entrepreneurial spirit that we all have, but fail to act upon for one reason or another. Ultimately, he leaves you with the focus, motivation, and business plan that many entrepreneurs seem to have lost.

Aug 11, Vern rated it really liked it. Not bad, Allen is obviously not a writer, but his story is captivating regardless. He has an inspirational story to tell and I am quite glad I read it. Jun 21, Frances Ellen rated it liked it. I appreciate Allen Wong’s story and the life hacks presented in the book, and I admire the fact that he is a self-made millionaire.

The book could use a really good editor though. The tone is kind of annoying, it sounds like it was written by a kid who could use more life experiences and maturity.

Feb 01, Dan Emond rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this read from beginning to end. Following Allen’s story and learning what motivates him and his life lessons was inspiring. He is a great role model and I look up to him even more after reading his autobiography.

There are little tidbits of helpfulness in here, but overall it doesn’t do much to help the reader on toward success, it’s more of a retelling of how the author enabled himself to buy expensive cars. May 16, Andrew Mccluskey rated it really liked it.


The writing style was very simple and it made for a quick read. A lot of the tips were pretty obvious, but it’s still fun to read a positive story and think that it could happen to you. Jul 30, Jamie Doerschuck rated it it was ok Shelves: I didn’t really enjoy this book at all.

Something about the author’s tone of voice was really annoying. I respect that he’s made money, I respect that he’s made himself what he is, but I don’t really like the way he just dishes out advice with a side of “I made the right decision because I’m me and it was obvious”.

There were also some grammatical and spelling mistakes that grated on me. I understand that this is a first book, but an editor really should have review this before it was published. All in all the author’s tone was annoying, there were errors, and the book itself wasn’t very informative. I feel this book was marketed as a “tips and tricks” book but read as a biography. A biography is fine, but that’s not what I wanted or expected when I bought this book. Dec 02, Rishabh rated it it was amazing.

Great book, Allen’s story is truly inspirational and goes to show that its doesn’t matter where a person comes from, what matters is where they take themselves. The book talks about Allen’s story and has some chapters dedicated to app making and marketing.

As a dev myself, I found his advice immensely useful while making my own apps, and make sure to give those chapters a read before publishing any new lufehacked. Definitely worth reading, 5 stars. Aug 30, Dave Applegate rated it it was ok. I loved reading Wong’s story. It was very inspirational. He is for sure very wise and accomplished for his age. I felt like many of the ideas in his book weren’t fully flushed out and a few were slightly out of touch with reality.

Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile read and fascinating to see in the mind of another entrepreneur around my age. Aug 12, Jemelyn Songalia rated it it was amazing. Be happy, but never satisfied. Will teach you so much lifehxcked in life!

Jan 04, Robert Senior rated it did not like it. Very poorly written, clearly just designed to make the guy even more money. No real insights here in my opinion. Jan 16, Bruce Wang rated it really liked it. How his father changed his life buy immigrate to USA and how he changed his life when he’s in doom?

Life can be changed if you hack it. Jan 04, Javed Ahamed rated it it was amazing. This book reads more like a really long blog post but the content is sound.