Apr 13 AT 8:29 PM Anthony Domanico 19 Comments

Virtual Zippo Lighter makes its way to Android

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.


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  • http://Website UniqueNate

    Lol must of been bored to make such an app

  • http://infozonex.blogspot.com/search/label/Android Android

    didn’t get wot is this app Android

  • http://Website Nick

    App is garbage. Get iLight for free or $.99 on the market. 100x better than this crap.

    • http://Website ari-free

      I think you mean iLightr (no e). I searched for iLighter and found a lamp app. Not quite the same.

    • http://Website kretz

      LOL..good to know that you paid .99 for an app that doesn’t do anything..oh, and how is this news?

  • http://Website SoBe droid

    The app also requires knowing gps coordinates, phone state (maybe to read the phones unique id), & full internet access (among other things). No thanks zippo.

    • http://Website ari-free

      ios doesn’t have a permissions system so everyone just said YES.
      Who knows how many ios users are affected by spyware? Apple might be able to take out the obvious malware but there are many polished, professional looking apps with spyware.

  • http://Website JB

    The “Lighter” app had been around for a while and its very similar to a “zippo” and is free. I use it at concerts and my fingers don’t burn lol.

  • shadowxof

    It was a useless application for iOS an its still useless for android

  • http://Website william

    Maybe you can use this to light your e-ciggarette

    • http://Website ari-free

      e-Bloomberg will try to ban it. For real.

  • http://Website In Apple we trust

    Android copy-cating Apple. Follow the leader!
    Apple is innovating, androids going me-too!

    This so lame…..

    • http://Website ari-free

      yes a virtual zippo lighter will truly change how we use computers forever.
      Why didn’t google come out with something like this first instead of working on google maps or google voice?
      I don’t know.

    • http://Website In Apple we trust

      Android copy-cating Apple. Follow the leader!
      Apple is innovating, androids going me-too!

      This so lame…..

  • http://Website Skinna

    This is pathetic, only iPhone Dev’s would initially think of such a s**t app, I think i might just set light to the devs with my real zippo!!!!

  • http://Website mr_goodwrench

    Funny, the strains of Freebird just happen to be wafting across the shop as I read this…

  • http://Website Greg

    Slow news day? Jesus.

  • http://Website birdman

    I wonder if it will overheat my battery?

  • MitchRapp81

    oh boy. 9mb. abuse of battery. weird permission requests…

    yeah, stay away for a while…