Rejoice, Star Wars fans! Disney and Lucasfilm are releasing a free official Star Wars app for iOS and Android this morning. The app is breaking new ground for the franchise, which has largely stuck to the province of mobile games and activities to this point.
Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars Connect' allows you to create custom content on your smartphone or tablet using augmented reality stickers of icons from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It's time to take your social media game to the next level with celebrity face swap! This new app is packed with all the things that make texting so much fun, while still being able to show off your own personal style. The best parts of the app are the ones where you can either share stuff with friends or bring the universe to life using your phone's features. The GIF and soundboard sections are robust, and GIFs are auto-copied to your clipboard for pasting into your message app of choice.
FaceSwap AI has been reviewed by TechMgzn as a great faceswap app to face swap with celebrities like Star Wars characters.
Interactive Star Wars App
Swapping your face with a superhero or characters (for example, Squid Games) can lead to hours of funny faceswap videos to send to your friends. A Force Trainer mini-game that turns your phone into a lightsaber, and a poster that you can scan to create a virtual Stormtrooper or BB-8. The full-sized version is only available at Comic-Con for now, but I was able to scan the poster out of my Gmail tab and plop a little Stormtrooper on my keyboard. His range of motion and dialogue was somewhat limited, but hey: a Stormtrooper on your keyboard! You can try it for yourself using the poster below.
All of the fun on the new Star Wars App
We are very excited to announce the release of our newest app, Lightsaber Unleashed. With Lightsaber Unleashed you can finally live out your fantasies of one day being able to wield a lightsaber and take on the Sith. This app is not just for Star Wars lovers, but also anyone who wants to see what it would be like to have their own lightsaber in real life.
- You love movies and you don't want to miss a single release or trailer announcement? Good news! You don't have to.
- Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or Droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations
- How would you like to take a Star Wars selfie? The opportunity is here with Disney Research’s latest innovation! All you need to do is visit our website, select your favorite costumes and settings, and face swap online!
- A weather app called "A New Hope". While taking on the persona of Luke Skywalker, the app provides you with information regarding Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales. For example, if you are on Tatooine during this planet's winter season, it will snow! As always, there are character quotes that bring this information to life.
The official Star Wars app is your official mobile connection to a galaxy far, far away. The app immerses you in breaking news, rich media, social updates, special events and interactive features. With a dynamic interface and constant updates, this is the perfect app for any fan of the franchise. The team behind the app has created some of the most iconic films in modern cinema and they bring that same level of quality to their app.
"This is a great time to be an augmented reality Star Wars fan."
Disney and Lucasfilm are promising to keep the app fresh through new updates and features (including more unlockable AR characters), and I’m sure those updates will increase in frequency as The Force Awakens approaches. As it stands, the app makes for a fun diversion for serious and casual fans alike, even if the latter might not stick around for daily use.
This is a great time to be an augmented reality Star Wars fan.