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Apple App Store Director Selling Own Fart Apps & Games

Phillip Shoemaker, director of applications technology at Apple, who runs the App Store process, sells iPhone apps in the App Store under the company name “Gray Noodle,” which’s is responsible for quality iPhone apps like Animal Farts, a urination simulator iWiz and a refrigerator magnet app Medical Poetry. The apps range in price from $1 to $2. The game Animal Farts features various cartoon images of animals with their buttocks facing forward, giving users buttons to trigger “Fart, Poot, Drop or Wiz” sounds accompanied with animations illustrating said emissions.

Wired discovered the connection between Phillip and his side business through links on some of his social networking profiles (now deleted). When asked about the apps, an Apple spokeswoman said: “Phillip’s apps were written, submitted and approved before he became an Apple employee. His experience and perspective as a developer is one of the valuable things he brings to Apple’s developer relations team. Apple’s policy allows for employees to have apps on the App Store if they’re developed and published prior to their start at Apple.”


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