Disney Releases Brand New ‘Star Wars’ App for Mobile Devices

Looking to add a new app to your mobile device? Look no further, Disney has just what you need. New to the Apple and Google world as of Wednesday is the Star Wars app.

So what exactly does this app do? Well, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained for sure. From GIFs, to weather, fun sounds, exclusive content and more, the Star Wars app is pretty neat. Not only that but it is also free!

Upon downloading the app to your mobile device, there are three different settings to choose from; Dark Side, Light Side or Droid interfaces. Each setting will bring forth a variety of features connected to the side you selected.

Mickey Capoferri, the Senior Director, Online Content and Programming at Lucasfilm, told Disney Insider, “We wanted to create an authentic feel from the Star Wars universe. We wanted to bring a little bit of Star Wars into our world and we wanted, in designing the interface, we wanted to create a dashboard, which is what we call the main landing page, that felt like a window into Star Wars.”

In addition to the app, there is also an option to create an official Star Wars account where you can connect with others.

According to the Apple App Store’s description, here is what the app entails:

● 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, vehicles, and scenes
● Get quick updates with a snapshot news ticker
● Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an always-running timer
● 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
● 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

If you would like to download the app, there are two different options; Google or Apple. Links for the app can be found by clicking here for the Google App Store and clicking here for the Apple App Store.

Check out the photos below to see what the app looks like in action.

What do you think? Will you be downloading this app anytime soon?

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