Poll: Fart Sounds on iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by whosyourtator, Aug 8, 2008.

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Are Fart Sounds Appropriate on an iPhone?

  1. Yes

    80 vote(s)
    58.8%
  2. No

    56 vote(s)
    41.2%
  1. whosyourtator macrumors member

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    #1
    I wrote a virtual whoopie cushion and it was denied under:

    So we can "pour1out" but we cannot make fart noises in our iphones. I would like to know who would like to have a fart machine on their iPhone.

    Everyone I know thinks it is funny. I know many people in their 50's, 60's, 70's that have purchased "fart machines", some are executives. The application is marketed as a virtual whoopee cushion. It is for pranks. You can buy the old whoopie cushions in too many places to count. My wife plays it the app randomly throughout the day, and others we know were excited to see that application.

    Search for "Fart" in iTunes and you will get thousands of results, but apparently its too offensive for the iPhone. I saw that someone else's attempt was denied too, so I am not alone.

    I have other ideas for apps of course, but this application made me giggle the whole time I was writing it. I know there are more of you out there like me. I don't get along to well with people that can't laugh at a fart joke.
     
  2. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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  3. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Call me juvenile, but I would be all over a virtual whoopee cushion for the iPhone. Seriously....denied?? I just can't understand that...
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    That's ridiculous. Don't like it, don't buy it. It should have been approved.
     
  5. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    Priceless. :D
     
  6. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I voted no they aren't appropriate. But I don't think Apple should have denied them.
     
  7. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

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    The reason why they denied it is because Steve Jobs is creating his own fart app and yours would compete against his.
     
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  9. whosyourtator thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, it was denied. $50 bucks I had to pay to license amazing realistic high quality royalty free Fart sounds down the drain. Thousands of laughs and practical jokes squashed.

    I had even planned on adding a timer in the next version so you could leave your phone somewhere and have it randomly let one go.

    Note, I paid $50 to license the fart sounds for this type of redistribution, the app was only going to be $0.99.
     
  10. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    50 bucks! :eek: That's a whole 'nother discussion lol
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Farts are always funny. Were someone to make an iPoop app, I'd have to draw the line there.
     
  12. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that you have all that much to complain about, figuring at $50 you probably wouldn't have made a single sale, you can buy an actual whoopie coushin for a lot less than that. If they were going to actually accept it, it should only have been $.99 or free.

    And as to the question at hand, I don't think that it was really necessary, and I think that Apple is being careful about what direction they are letting the App Store go in, with the removal of "I am Rich," it shows how Apple is concerned for the integrity and quality of the App Store, it would be apps like this that would be making a fool out of the App Store.
     
  13. whosyourtator thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry! Clarification. I had to pay for the fart sounds that I was going to resell. They cost me $50, but that app was going to be $0.99.
     
  14. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    I might've bought it for a buck lol
     
  15. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Is there any type of appeal process to the decision. If so, you should show them the research you did in regards to what is already on Itunes. Maybe they will give you a second chance.

    Having said that I wouldn't have bought it, but I also wouldn't consider it objectionable.
     
  16. whosyourtator thread starter macrumors member

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    I have returned an email to devprograms@apple.com asking for reconsidering mentioning the research, but that email is like a black hole. I have yet to get a response to a question from that address.
     
  17. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

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    50 bucks?! Why not just fart into a mic and use it for free! Might cost ya like 5 bucks for some taco bell, but if I were you I would argue that "The majority of the apps in the app store are crap! So what's the difference!?"
     
  18. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    This app is literally related to crap :D lol
     
  19. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    you could have hired Mike the Farter AND becky the Quifer for $50 from Howard Stern AND had celebrity names on it!! but Beck would DEFINITELY gotten you denied..

    I might have bought a whoopie cushion WITH A TIMER!!

    plus, does ANYONE know someone who ACTUALLY SAT ON A REAL WHOOPIE CUSHION??? really..

    they sell fart machines for $10.00 in spencer gifts. My dad had one.. so an app for .99 would be a GOOD deal.
     
  20. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Maybe they objected to your terminology used in the app (i.e. did you use the term 'fart' in the app name/description)? I know you can't just name it 'whoopie cushion', but if you avoided possible offensive terms and called it something like "Gas Bag" it could stand a chance.

    BTW for $0.99, with a timer (maybe a random timer function too) I'd totally buy it! ;)
     
  21. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Fart jokes are always funny. As Willy Wonka says, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men". ;)
     
  22. whosyourtator thread starter macrumors member

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    Trust me, I had plenty of people to volunteer samples, but I am not willing to hold the mic.
     
  23. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    To answer the question, "Are Fart Sounds Appropriate on an iPhone?"

    ... yes.

    Farts are usually inappropriate. If they were not, whoopy cushions would never have been made.

    Somethings you outgrow, like Chef Boyardee.

    Things like armpit farting and PB&J are always magical, even if immature.

    :p
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not me.
     
  25. heyp macrumors 6502

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    that's hilarious...i can't believe you got denied, though i don't know if i'd pay for this app
     

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