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The Star Wars universe now fits in your pocket with this app

By Liu Hongzuo - on 9 Oct 2015, 3:46pm

The Star Wars universe now fits in your pocket with this app

Granted, our smartphones can't cast holograms yet, but hey, it's still worth a look.

If you love the Star Wars universe and lore so much that the upcoming first-person shooter game isn’t enough for you, and that the impending Star Wars film coming up in December this year feels too far away, there’s still the latest Star Wars official app by Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive to curb your cravings. This is indeed the app you are looking for.

The official Star Wars app is designed like a compendium, delivering all Star Wars related content to your smartphone by aggregating and pulling it from official Star Wars online channels, such as the official site itself, its official Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram , YouTube, Tumblr, and Google+. It updates in real-time, ensuring that users of the app will always receive the latest content that’s related to the universe.

See the world through the lens of the Star Wars universe via its Augmented Reality feature.

While the app is no holocron, it still offers a slew of interactive features for users to become closer to the Force. The Augmented Reality camera feature helps to bring the Star Wars universe to life, when viewing your surroundings with the help of the app and your rear camera. The trigger for this feature will change over time, introducing new characters and objects. In the Force Trainer menu, you can also hone your lightsaber combat having practice duels with a Training Remote (as seen in Episode IV: A New Hope).

Should you have your photo taken as a Jedi or Sith? Why not both?

Reenacting famous characters is not a problem, with the handy Star Wars Selfie feature that will put you in various iconic costumes and settings. The Weather function will get you your local weather forecast, but in the theme of in-universe planets and atmosphere (so does this mean Singapore will never see a Hoth background?). The app comes with even more features besides these interesting ones mentioned here.

Trivia, videos, news - this app is basically all-encompassing when it comes to an in-depth experience with the Force.

One crucial aspect to the Star Wars lore is the community of fans who contribute and consume the lore. The Star Wars app allows you to build a connected profile in order to be a part of that community. For them, this app also serves as a gathering point for all official news, products, and experiences that surround the growing plot and universe filled with the Force.

The app is free, and you can grab it on both iOS and Android OS platforms. Download, or download not – there is no try.

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