All right, not really. But almost no work has been done ever since we downloaded this new interactive app.
In case you didn’t know, Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive have launched the official Star Wars app, a new free app that allows fans to put the Star Wars universe in their pockets.
This app was announced earlier in July during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). It provides breaking news, rich media, social updates, special events, and interactive features for the countdown to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and beyond.
The force is rather strong with this app as it connects fans to a galaxy far, far away anytime, anywhere. All they need to do is tap buttons on their phones to experience the world of Star Wars in a native mobile experience.
The “Star Wars” app brings together a set of fun, innovative features that are completely customisable. In addition, it also pulls in exclusive content and news from Star Wars’ expansive network of digital channels, including StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, and Google+.
Users can also theme the app with light side, dark side, or droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations.
The rest of the features include:
“Star Wars” news are updated daily and in real-time in this app. Fans can get instant notifications on big announcements from across the franchise, including trailer releases, movie updates and game news.
The news feed is fully customisable, so users can filter which platforms their updates are coming from, and which aspects of the Star Wars franchise they’re hearing about.
This is by far the coolest feature in the “Star Wars” app.
By using an exclusive augmented reality camera feature, it brings the Star Wars universe to life when we unlock 3D characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
The trigger for this feature will change over time, introducing new characters and objects.
Fans can watch their latest and official “Star Wars” videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
“Force Trainer” is an interactive activity where users can duel a training remote, as seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope”. It allows app users to wield a lightsaber and hone their skills by playing with the Force Trainer.
Star Wars “Selfie”
We foresee this feature becoming the most popular feature as fans can take and share a Star Wars “selfie” in various iconic costumes and settings, including Jedi, Princess Leia, Han Solo’s carbon-freeze, and more.
GIFs and Emojis
Fans can share animated GIFs with friends and family of memorable scenes and characters from the Star Wars movies and TV shows, including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars Rebels”.
Fans can share their emojis via their social media accounts too, or download them to share with their friends as attachments.
For a fun interactive experience, the app allows fans to play classic sound clips and sound effects from their favorite “Star Wars” characters, creatures, weapons, vehicles, and scenes. It also featureds the franchise’s iconic quotes, such as , the infamous “I am your father” soundbite and Luke Skywalker’s responding: “Noooooooooo!”
Star Wars History
Fans can transform into a “walking encyclopedia” as they discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with “This Day In Star Wars History” feature in the app.
Featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales, the “Star Wars” app features “Star Wars”-themed weather and 5-day forecasts.
Created especially with fans in mind, the app is equipped with Star Wars ID which lets users join the growing Star Wars fan community by choosing an avatar, creating a handle, and building a connected profile.
The app will continue to evolve along with the franchise, and users can look forward to regular updates and new features. The app also helps fans discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products, and experiences.
Watch the trailer below:
Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set to be released on 18th Dec 2015.