The iPhone and fart applications. It’s hard to imagine one without the other. One of the companies that’s been on the forefront of the stinky mobile applications revolution for the iOS platform is now up for sale, and you can ‘buy it now’ on eBay for $1 million.
So what does that money get you?
In a quite humorous press release, the creators of the iFart Mobile app, first released in the App Store in December 2008, acknowledge that you can buy the entire iFart intellectual property and technology, including the iPhone and iPad application, add-on fart packs, all raw code, back-end server code,the iFartMobile.com website and all associated content and copyrights through the eBay auction.
Here’s the gist of the pitch:
Stories of its great success became international headlines in tech blogs and mainstream news. A firestorm of controversy continued surrounding the app as people debated whether Apple should have allowed a novelty app like iFart in the store in the first place.
Despite controversy and criticism, iFart has earned its placed in Apple history as the definitive novelty app. It continues to receive attention as big-name celebrities air their delight at using the app.
On the iFart auction page on eBay, creator Joel Comm details why he wants to sell off his smelly mini-empire:
I have launched, run and sold a number of successful technology properties in the past sixteen years. I was the co-creator of the web site that was acquired by Yahoo and is now known as Yahoo! Games. I have written best-selling books on the topics of Google AdSense and Twitter. I speak internationally and domestically to Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses alike.
As creator of iFart, I have leveraged this simple novelty app into worldwide fame.
However, I am now focusing on my latest agency offering, IMDirect.com, and it is time to pass the baton to someone who wishes to own iFart and take it to the next level.
The app features a hilarious sound machine that simulates the sound of flatulence. Fart sounds include titles such as The Wipe Out, Dirty Raoul, Brown Mosquito, Jack the Ripper, Bombardier and Burrito Maximo. Each sound has it’s own texture, duration and personality.
The auction is set to end on March 11, 2011. We’ll evidently keep an eye on it.