Star Wars Fans, You Now Have an Official App

Josh WolfordTechnology

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Star Wars mania is a constant aspect of pop culture, but things are really turned up now that Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens in on everyone's mind. I guess it seemed a good a time as any for Lucasfilm and Disney to finally create an official Star Wars app.

You can download is now on iOS and Android.

The app boasts "augmented reality", which allows users to nnlock 3D characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and snap selfies as various characters, in various locations. It has trivia, sound effects, and a Force Trainer game the lets you wield a virtual lightsaber.

Some more cool features of the app:

– Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales
– 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
– Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII with an always-running timer

This is cool and all, but the main reason Star Wars fans are going to want the new app is for the news. The app pulls in up-to-the-minute news, culled from Stars Wars social media channels and blogs. There are also exclusive videos – interviews, trailers, and behind-the-scenes stuff.

The app will "continue to evolve" – so grab it and help pass the time until December 18th.

Josh Wolford
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