A new Star Wars app was released by Disney today, and is available for FREE in the iTunes store right now! Available in IOS only (you need 7.1 or later), it is compatible with iPhone 5 and up, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Have I mentioned it’s free?
Check out the release and the trailer for the new app below.
Scroll to see the complete list of features, but I downloaded the app myself and here is what the app says for today:
– This day in SW History: July 8th, 1993 – Return Of The Jedi opens in Israel.
– Weather: 83 Degrees – It’s like Kashyyyk out there.
– Countdown to The Force Awakens as of 11:54am ET on July 8th, 2015: 162 Days, 16 Hrs, 5 min, 24 sec.
That’s good stuff.
One warning – at 143 MB, you may need to be connected to wifi to download.
From the iTunes store:
The Star Wars App is your official mobile connection to a galaxy far, far away.
With a dynamic interface, the Star Wars App immerses you in breaking news, rich media, social updates, special events, and interactive features. Here’s where the fun begins:
â— Get instant notifications on big announcements, including trailer releases and movie news
â— Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or Droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations
â— Unlock 3D characters from The Force Awakens using a special Augmented Reality camera feature
â— 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
â— Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales
â— Wield a lightsaber and hone your skills against a training remote, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope
â— Share animated GIFs with your friends and family of memorable scenes and characters from the Star Wars movies and TV shows, including The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels
â— Discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with This Day In Star Wars History
â— Play classic sound clips and sound effects from your favorite Star Wars characters, creatures, weapons, vehicles, and scenes
â— Get quick updates with a snapshot news ticker
â— Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an always-running timer
â— Sign up for Star Wars ID and join the growing Star Wars fan community; choose an avatar, create your own handle, and build a connected profile
â— 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
â— Follow official Star Wars social channels via aggregated, customizable feeds from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter
â— Watch official Star Wars videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more
â— Discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products and experiences from one central hub