I wonder if Joel has any usage data on his iFart application – has he calculated for example how many minutes each phone farts for?
By my rough calculations if each user farts their phone for 1 minute; that one application could be responsible for 6500 hours of farts per month.
If these farts were real the carbon footprint would be huge.
We’re seeing a bit of a decline in the iFart sales in Australia – it got up to #5 now it’s back to #9. Is it being held up in the USA with PR or are the sales chart positions responsible for sales? It’s an interesting question – which we’ll get the answer to soon enough…
As I said on Joels blog:
“Ultimately the "marketing" is the secret sauce here isn’t it? Sure the numbers are interesting (it takes between 9760 and 13,274 to put an app at number one)
What we don’t really know is if you get that many sales by virtue of being number one, or spending $50,000 marketing gets you sufficient sales to push you to number one… obviously a combination.”