The App Store has Opened the Gates of… Flatulence
Air-o-matic made headlines a little while back when its ‘Pull My Finger‘ app was rejected from the Apple. It wasn’t just any app mind you. It had one mission and one alone: to make farting sounds on the iPhone. Why was it turned away by the App Store that houses more than 10,000 apps? Apple said the reason was for its “limited utility”. Well it seems like they have had a change of heart as Pull My Finger is back at the App Store. Not only is it back, but with a vengeance and is currently sitting at the no. 7 spot of Top Paid apps.
With Pull My Finger’s seemingly overnight success story, other developers have also released their own version of a farting app. As of this writing, I was able to find 4 other apps that have followed suit. In the name of cashing in on a quick buck or two, it is not surprising then that most of them appear to have been put together in 5 minutes or less.
So after all is said and done, was Pull My Finger worth the wait? I guess it all depends who you ask. Judging from some of the comments from the App Store, it seems like people either love/like it or hate it. After spending a little time playing around with the app myself, I must admit that it gave me a good laugh or two. I can see it being fun in small doses, be it playing a prank on someone or just showing it to friends and family. It won’t be winning any awards for App of the Year thats for sure, but how many of us can say we developed a Top 10 App for the iPhone, farting or not.