Dipping my dev toe in the iPhone water

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know I've been costing up what it would take to become an iPhone developer (especially given my penchant for Windows PCs and development and hence no Apple hardware). I've got a vague idea for an app, but then realize I'm just not thinking along the right lines...

iPhone fart app pulls in nearly $10,000 a day

Apple’s App Store is currently experiencing a plague of fart applications. Last week, I detailed one day in which at least 14 new fart apps were accepted into the store. And now, just in a quick search, it looks like there are about 50 apps all dedicated to making fart noises on your iPhone or iPod touch. Classy, I know, but why are there so many?

Because apparently there’s big money in fart apps — nearly $10,000 a day for the most popular ones.

NSFW: Boob App on the iPhone is Obviously Called iBoobs, Obviously Not Approved

Sir? Could I interest you in a boobs app for your iPhone? Perhaps one that's motion sensitive, so you can jiggle it at will?

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#1 Marcel Popescu said...
23-Jan-09 6:15 AM

Please don't do this again... it was the most depressing thing I ever read. For the last two months I have tried to learn to be a better programmer... Dependency Injection, Service Locator, Repository pattern... and now this shows me that the way to financial success is writing fart applications???

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#2 julian m bucknall said...
23-Jan-09 3:40 PM

Marcel: Indeed, you are right. It is depressing when you write software for the lowest common denominator... :)

Cheers, Julian

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