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Now Android owners can join iOS users signaling for an encore with the Zippo virtual lighter

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Now Android owners can join iOS users signaling for an encore with the Zippo virtual lighter
Back in August 2009, before the Motorola DROID landed at JFK airport with its Mop Top haircut blowing in the breeze was launched to start Androidmania, we reported that the Virtual Zippo app on the App Store had surpassed 5 million downloads. The idea, of course, was to allow concert-goers to signal their desire for an encore by waving their iPhones and iPods with both displays showing the flame from a Zippo lighter. Rather a clever idea and back in 2009, it was claimed by Zippo to be the most downloaded free app on the App Store.

Almost two years have gone by since that story and an additional 9 million downloads of the Virtual Zippo lighter have brought the total number installed on an iOS device to an amazing 14 million. And of course, with the amazing growth of the Android OS and the Android Market, Zippo has launched a version of the virtual lighter for Google's open source OS.

The Zippo virtual lighter app for Android costs 99 cents and comes with 28 free designs and 250 that will cost you some money. A simple flick of the wrist opens the lighter  while a turn of the flint wheel gets the flame going. The virtual lighter from Zippo is available for Android models running 2.1 or higher.

source: AndroidGuys

Now available for 99 cents from the Android Market, the virtual Zippo lighter which has been downloaded more than 14 million times from the App Store

Now available for 99 cents from the Android Market, the virtual Zippo lighter which has been downloaded more than 14 million times from the App Store






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posted on 13 Apr 2011, 18:38 3

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


big whoop! there's been similar apps like this on the market for a long time now.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:05

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Indeed they have...

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 18:49 3

2. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


won't light my smoke though... pointless

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:20 4

4. AppleFUD (unregistered)


Just one of the many useful apps iFans are always bragging about. . .

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:21 4

5. Eingild (unregistered)


This app is absurd and totally pointless. People are getting stupid each day.

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 11:31

14. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you prove your point. it should be "People are getting MORE stupid each day".

:)

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:33 1

6. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 398; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Hmmm, what's with all the permissions?

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:47

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


permission to burn your phone? :P

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 20:15

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Wow! im going to make a virtual bubble machine :)

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 13:08

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


try the app store

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 20:18 2

9. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


For $.99 couldn't you just buy an actual lighter? Admittedly not a zippo, but something that could be utilized in the lighting of fires?

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 07:36 1

13. Wesley01 (unregistered)


There's already a BIC lighter app.

posted on 15 Apr 2011, 00:43

16. LionStone (Posts: 468; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


lol...that's "amazing"? That 14 million people actually got suckered to buy that...no thanks.

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