Today, the official Star Wars site has announced that an official Star Wars App is being released for iOS and Android devices? What is it and how can you use it? We have all the info right here.
So, what is this Star Wars app?
Apparently, it gives you the ability to get everything from news updates, to selfies on Star Wars planets, or access to sound clips from the films.
Do you have anything more specific?
Oh, indeed we do. Here’s the full list of features:
- Get instant notifications on big announcements, including trailer releases and movie news
- Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or Droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations
- Unlock 3D characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using a special Augmented Reality camera feature
- Take and share a Star Wars “selfie” in various iconic costumes and settings, including Jedi, Princess Leia (with hair buns), Han Solo’s carbon freeze, and more
- Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales
- Wield a lightsaber and hone your skills against a training remote, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope
- Share animated GIFs with your 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
- Discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with This Day In Star Wars History
- Play classic sound clips and sound effects from your favorite Star Wars characters, creatures, weapons, and scenes
- Get quick updates with a snapshot news ticker
- Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII with an always-running timer
- Sign up for Star Wars ID and join the growing Star Wars fan community; choose an avatar and create your own handle
- Read official Star Wars news and blogs from StarWars.com, as well as app-exclusive content, including the latest on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, creator interviews, and more
- Follow official Star Wars social channels via aggregated, customizable feeds from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter
- Watch official Star Wars videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more
- Discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products, and experiences from one central hub
Here’s a trailer for your viewing pleasure:
How and where can I get this wonderful app?
Why, it’s already available! Just go to the appstore and get it. They seem to have covered all the bases as far as themed layouts and content, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see more updates as we get closer to the releases of The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Until then, enjoy!