Smartwatches and fart apps are a match made in heaven: a remotely triggered Whoopee cushion, basically. But Apple disagrees: putrid, fart-based comedy goes against the sophisticated, elegant image it’s promoting for The Watch.
Apple’s dislike for fart apps was disclosed through its rejection of the (creatively named) Fart Watch app, which did exactly what it says on the tin. But the submission was rejected with this blunt notice from Apple, as Cult of Mac reports:
2.11 – Apps that duplicate Apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them, such as fart, burp, flashlight, and Kama Sutra Apps
8.1 – Apps must comply with all terms and conditions explained in the Guidelines for Using Apple Trademarks and Copyrights and the Apple Trademark List
We noticed that your Apple Watch app is primarily a fart app. We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch.
It’s probably just a matter of time until someone jailbreaks the Watch, and side-loading galore can begin. But until that momentous day arrives, you’re just going to have to hang onto your Whoopee cushions. [Cult of Mac]