With three months until the official premiere of the next movie in the Star Trek series, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Paramount has released a dedicated application for Android and iOS users.The official “Star Trek Into Darkness” application is based on J.J. Abrams’ movie and promises to provide Android and iOS enthusiasts with access to Star Trek content.
In addition, the application will offer users the chance to take part in various missions and win special prizes and rewards.
Unveiled last month at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES) during Qualcomm’s CEO Paul E. Jacobs’ keynote, “Star Trek Into Darkness” is said to “harness the power of the smartphone to bridge the digital and physical world, allowing the studio to market the film in the real world and simultaneously bring users into the film’s story and world.”
According to the developers, the application takes advantage of the latest technologies from Qualcomm Incorporated, such as Qualcomm Labs’ Gimbal platform and Qualcomm Vuforia augmented reality platform.
This allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe as they will be able to directly interact with materials from the hotly anticipated movie and unlock more content and experiences.
In order to achieve that, users will have to collect points, which will enable them to see content, and advance through the Star Trek Academy.
Some of the most important highlights of the application included the following features:
- Image Scan: Using the apps' Image Scanner you'll hunt for Star Trek images in the real world;
- Sound Scan: You'll discover new content by using the scanner on the film's video content;
- Map Mission: Purposefully hunt for specific locations, or wander upon them with the app's Geo-location technology.
Star Trek App 1.01 is now available as a free download via Google Play Store and it should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.3 and up. Check it out here.