It’s the app that’s launched, whatever, a lot of downloads. iFart Mobile lead developer Joel Comm elaborated about the beginnings of the talked-about app in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel.
If you have not downloaded the app and have been wondering exactly why anyone would pay $.99 for a souped-up electronic Whoopee cushion, here’s what it does:
Q: What is the iFart Mobile iPhone application that you created?
Answer: It’s an electronic entertainment or sound machine. It produces flatulence noises. There are a number you can select from. Each has their own name and you push the button to fart now and it makes the sound. We built in a few other interesting features like the sneak attack which you can set to go off after a certain number of seconds or minutes. And the security fart, which when you put the phone down after five seconds, it goes into alarm mode and if anybody picks the phone up, and it detects motion, then it lets off the designated sound. We also included fart a friend, which lets you e-mail a selected sound to another e-mail address. And then there is the ‘record a fart,’ which lets you add a custom sound to the selection wheel.
Q: Why did you make it?
Q: You have sold more than 350,000 copies of the 99 cent-app and for a few weeks it was the most downloaded program in the iTunes App Store. Why has it sold so well?
A: It’s a subject matter that never goes out of style. If you go back to Shakespeare you can find lines about flatulence in his writing. It’s something that everyone can identify with.
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Via Orlando Sentinel