iFart, therefore I am (the #1 iPhone app). Or something like that. iFart is fast becoming one of the most popular iPhone/iPod Touch applications out there. The developer of iFart, Joel Comm, has been pretty forthcoming with sales figures, and on his blog he noted that over Christmas Eve and Christmas day, more than 58,000 people purchased a copy of iFart, netting him over $40,000 dollars in just two days.
iFart, as the name suggests, is a $.99 novelty iPhone app that plays a wide variety of fart sounds. It was initially released on December 12th, and has since skyrocketed up the app store charts, and is now the #1 paid program in the app store. In the two weeks following its release, it’s been downloaded 113,865 times, netting the creators $78,908 in the process. 78 grand is higher than the average income per capita for every country in the world – and this guy surpassed that in two weeks. Incredible.
iFart, though, isn’t the only app that’s making noise (sorry) in the app store this holiday season. MacRumors is reporting that a number of other developers have also seen sales of their apps triple and even quadruple over the past few days. The sudden surge in app downloads can most certainly be attributed to the large number of iPhone and iPod Touch’s that were sold during the holiday season, and also to people cashing in their iTunes Store gift cards to load up on apps.
Interestingly, iBeer is currently the #3 paid app in iTunes. I wonder if there’s a correlation.
You can check out iFart on iTunes over here.