Back on July 8th of 2015, Star Wars finally completed the transformation into a current-day science fiction franchise by launching an official app. The news broke over at StarWars.com and contained a thrilling description that inspired many.
“If you’ve ever wanted to take a selfie on Hoth, play a sound clip of Darth Vader’s ‘What?!’ in response to an annoying question, or get major Star Wars news right when it’s announced, you’re in luck. Introducing the official Star Wars app, which lets you do all this and more.”
The app was smartly released on both the iOS and Android platforms simultaneously. The application is completely customizable and the perfect interface for fans to interact with a galaxy far, far away. The app has a variety of features such as weather, minigames, a news feed, animated GIFs, sound clips from the movies, and even a selfie camera; all tailored to delight Star Wars fans.
The first update for the app comes a month after initial release and fills a void in the world of geeky apps: Star Wars emojis. With the multitude of apps available in the digital age, it is somewhat surprising there wasn’t an app already out that would let you insert a Wookiee or Stormtrooper into your text messages to friends. Well now, that niche has been occupied. The newest update added fifty-two emojis to the app.
Now a variety of characters, ships, weapons, droids, and recognizable items have are available for use. Not only is there a huge selection of emojis to pick from the movies and television shows, but several of the emojis are from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren, BB-8, and the legendary three-bladed lightsaber are all present for dispatch against your friends. Keeping up with the simple theme of the app, the emojis are easily accessible. All you have to do is select on the desire emoji and it is then copied directly to your clipboard. With ease, you can share them with your friends through various forms of communication such as texting, Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Currently the update is only available on the iOS platform, though Android-users shouldn’t fret. Star Wars has a history of trying things out on the iOS side before releasing it, usually shortly after, on the Android platform.
The folks working over at the Empire Lucasfilm also stated that the will continue to push out new content via the app in the future.
“The official Star Wars app will continue to evolve, with new features coming soon. Until then, we would be honored if you would join us.”
Head on over to the iTunes store, here, or the Android market, here, right away to download this app if you haven’t already to receive this latest update. You don’t want to be the only person in your group of friends not having a lightsaber-emoji battle, do you?