When Aryeh posted about the iFart app, an application that enables you to make a farting noise using your iPhone or iPod Touch, I did not think it was news/blog worthy. Well, it seems I was very wrong! The iFart app is said to be pulling in $10,000 a day. It has been in the top apps list every day since it was announced. Yesterday, it hit its highest numbers with 13,000 downloads.
According to MacRumors’ numbers, the iFart app pulled in over 9k for its developers, just yesterday! So how do we explain this crazy popularity of fart apps? Well, it is probably a mixture of a few elements. The first one is that Apple originally rejected these types of apps and only recently allowed them into the app store, that probably gives a lot of people incentive to download them. Maybe it is the utter stupidity of these apps that cause people to download them and show them to friends for a good laugh. But to pay for such an app?
I mean, I have to admit, I downloaded the whoopie cushion app just to laugh about it with my wife, since she claimed a few weeks ago that so many apps in the App store are just so useless that she wouldn’t be surprised if someone made a whoopie cushion app. Too bad I did not listen to her, I could’ve been a very rich man today.
I had to download it, but after showing it to her and laughing for 30 seconds, I deleted it. So why on earth would someone pay for a fart app? I guess the so called economic crisis is not felt by iPhone users. How else do you explain it?