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

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



1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Indeed they have...

2. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

won't light my smoke though... pointless

4. AppleFUD unregistered

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

5. Eingild unregistered

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

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Hmmm, what's with all the permissions?

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

permission to burn your phone? :P

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

try the app store

9. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 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?

13. Wesley01 unregistered

There's already a BIC lighter app.

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

lol...that's "amazing"? That 14 million people actually got suckered to buy thanks.

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