Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm have joined hands to launch a free “Star Wars” app which features videos, breaking news, social updates and other exclusive content related to the franchise. The app is being launched as a part of the promotions for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which will release on December. The app will allow you to connect with the film in a big way. The augmented reality feature of the app makes it different than other apps. If you are a Star Wars fan, getting this app is a must.
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Augmented Reality to Make the App More Immersive
The “Star Wars” app comes with a twist, in the form of augmented reality feature which is integrated in it. This feature activates 3D characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” when the device’s camera with the app in it, is pointed to a poster of the film.
The app is the first one from Lucasfilm/Disney which will allow users to get daily updates on the latest developments related to “Star Wars” universe and also engage with other fans. It provides the users with news from the Star Wars network of digital channels which includes StarWars.com. Other official “Star Wars” channels on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr will also be used to provide news on latest developments regarding the series.
By pointing the user’s smartphone camera at a poster, a life-size interaction with the BB-8 droid or a Stormtrooper is activated. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple iTunes.
The app made its debut at the Comic Con. Lucasfilm will provide limited-edition version of the poster to the attendees, using which they can have an augmented reality experience.
Other Features of the App
The “Star Wars” app offers customized notifications on important announcements like movie updates, trailer releases and game news. The video content that will be shown will include behind-the-scenes features, trailers, etc.
Force Trainer is another feature of the app which changes your phone into a lightsaber as you train with the same type of remote that was used by Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” movie.
There is also a selfie tool which can put users in different “Star Wars” settings and characters like Han Solo’s carbon-freeze, Princess Leia and Jedi. The app also has animated GIFs of iconic scenes and characters from the “Star Wars” movies and TV shows like “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Apart from that the app also provides weather forecasts with the “Starr Wars” theme, facts of “This Day In Star Wars History” and other classic audio clips and effects from “Star Wars” scenes, characters, weapons and creatures.
You will simply love this “Star Wars” app.
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