On today’s episode of “Apps that probably could have been ported from iOS to Android months years ago,” skyrockit has released their wildly-popular-on-iOS Virtual Zippo Lighter application onto the Android market.
As the name suggests, the Virtual Zippo Lighter app is… a virtual zippo lighter. The application is very simple, you are presented with an on-screen Zippo lighter, and various swipe/flip motions control the lid, flame, and the like. Shaking your phone from side to side or blowing in the microphone will make the flame move from side to side in an attempt to mimic what a real lighter would do if you were doing the same gesture.
The Virtual Zippo Lighter is one of the first applications to make use of in-app purchases. Users of the application can purchase any of 250 customized zippo skins for your virtual lighter for $0.99 each, though 28 free skins are included if you don’t want to waste spend money on premium content.
Unless you have a very compelling reason to have a Zippo lighter on your phone (and perhaps even if you do), I’d advise you to go ahead and skip this application. It feels buggy, the application is unnecessarily large at nearly 9mbs, and doesn’t really have much in the way of meaningful uses. That being said, this thing is insanely popular on iOS, so I could be way wrong here.
If you absolutely have to have it, you can head over to the market and download the free app. Virtual Zippo Lighter requires Android 2.1 and above.