It can do all sorts of cool things, such as emulate RFID and NFC cards, analyze radio protocols, imitate remote controls, and much more. It’s like a “digital Swiss Army knife” for cybersecurity enthusiasts, tinkerers, and those interested in exploring the digital side of their environment.
For some time now, you’ve been able to load a number of third-party operating systems onto the Flipper Zero, but it’s been missing something — an app store.
That changes today.
Flipper Devices, the company behind the hardware, announces the launch of Flipper Apps, an open hub for applications from third-party developers. With Flipper Apps, users can expand on what their device can do by downloading small custom applications that take seconds to install.
This can all be done with a single click, rather than having to overwrite their Flipper Zero with an entire operating system or go trawling through GitHub repositories to find a specific app.
A host of specific purpose apps from third-party developers are already available, including:
Flipper Authenticator: A software-based authenticator for services using the Time-based One-time Password (TOTP), such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Flipper Air Mouse: This app allows you to turn your Flipper into a USB or Bluetooth air mouse to control PCs and other devices.
Unitemp: An application for reading temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors, such as the DHT11/22, DS18B20, BMP280, HTU21, and more.
Xbox Controller: An infrared remote control unit for Xbox One.
Multi Fuzzer: A multi-protocol pen-testing app lets users check if their iButton/RFID reader is vulnerable to various attacks, such as denial of service or dictionary-based brute force.
There are also a bunch of new games, including poker, 2048, Minesweeper, and Tetris. If you know someone else who owns a Flipper Zero, you can even play a wireless game of rock-paper-scissors.
Installing an app is as simple as connecting the Flipper Zero to the computer or mobile device and pressing a button.
Currently, there are some 80 apps available. Given how big and industrious the Flipper Zero community is, I expect this number to explode over the coming weeks, making the Flipper Zero even better.