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Developer Sells 39K Copies of iFart Mobile on Christmas Day

Developer Joel Comm announced over the weekend that he sold some 38,927 copies of iFart Mobile on Christmas Day. Sales of the sound effect and prank application released through InfoMedia Inc. began growing by leaps and bounds in the days leading up to Christmas, but as boys, girls, and adults alike opened up their iPod touches and iPhones, those sales increased by threefold on Christmas Day itself.

iFart Mobile is one of several flatulence-oriented apps at the App Store, but it has the singular honor of being the #1 paid app on iTunes, a spot that it has held for many days. Indeed, an application that offers farting sounds on your iPhone is outselling productivity apps, games, utilities, and...well...everything else.

iFart Mobile
iFart Mobile, in all its glory...

According to numbers released by Mr. Comm, iFart Mobile sold some 113,885 copies through 12/25/008, with almost half -- 58,447 -- selling on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The application offers a choice of farting sounds via a spinning wheel, and includes features like a timer for pranking those around you, and an alarm that will play a fart sound if someone picks it up.

All told, iFart Mobile has netted approximately US$112,746.15, with Apple pocketing approximately $33,823.85 of that -- from a farting app. If you are interested in buying your very own copy of iFart Mobile, you can even let iPodObserver.com make a few cents off your purchase by buying it through our affiliate link.

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Lee Dronick said:

Okay I just purchased it through on of the “affiliate links” so I will give quick review

The good:

1. There are a number of different type of fart sounds.

2. The app did not crash the iPhone.

2. When I was going through the various sounds my beagle dog woke up from his nap and came in to see what was going on.

The bad:

1. I was expecting more realistic sounds. While they are not bad and better than what Alex or Victoria can do with text-to-speech,  I do not think that these are real recordings.

2. A few type of farts are missing, maybe they will add them in a later version. In particular I was wanting “Who cut the cheese” and its close relative “One cheek sneak.”

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Bryan Chaffin said:

Harry, you crack me up sometimes.

We mentioned your “review” in the Apple Weekly Report podcast that we’re recording even as I type this. smile

Bryan

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Lee Dronick said:

I installed it on my wife’s iPhone, set it to “Security Fart, then put the iPhone into the dock. She is asleep for the night. The next time she unlocks her phone it will rip one, hopefully it will happen while she is at work.

See Founding Father Ben Franklin’s essay on the iFart Mobile.

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gslusher said:

Harry: Where do you live, so that we can watch the news for word of the murder of a practical joker?

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Lee Dronick said:

“Harry: Where do you live, so that we can watch the news for word of the murder of a practical joker?”

I live just beyond Mymeans.

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