CBS Interactive has launched the official Star Trek PADD app for the iPad and this new app is available now in the iTunes store.
According to the official press release, the Star Trek PADD app, developed in conjunction with CBS Mobile by app development studio ArcTouch, will “transport fans back through the extensive forty-year history of the Star Trek television franchise, including its amazing universe of characters, planets and technology spanning from Star Trek: The Original Series all the way to Star Trek: Enterprise. The app also includes a recognizable computer voice as well as familiar Star Trek-related sounds.”
“Star Trek fans are passionately involved with all things Star Trek,” said Rob Gelick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS Mobile. “The Star Trek PADD app lets die-hard fans and casual enthusiasts use the authentic LCARS interface to access the extensive official Star Trek database, and easily connect with other Trekkers. We expect that the app will also introduce the show to a new generation of fans, leveraging 21st century technology to provide a glimpse into the 24th century.”
The app includes:
- A rich LCARS graphical interface that provides an authentic and immersive experience, complete with Star Trek-related sound effects and prompts from a recognizable computer voice.
- An official database of Star Trek information, including aliens, ships, places, and technologies as depicted in the Star Trek television series, plus a detailed episode guide.
- The official Star Trek Facebook fan page and Twitter feed integrated into the app to let fans catch up on the latest news and connect with other Trekkers.
“”Back when the PADD first appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation, none of us imagined that today we’d be able to hold the real thing in our hands, said Michael Okuda, who was in charge of computer interface design for the Starships Enterprise from The Next Generation through Star Trek: Enterprise. “But the Star Trek PADD app, running on your iPad, is an actual miniature, handheld, touch-sensitive, 24th-century-style computer screen.”
The Star Trek PADD app is now available for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store for the iPad in every one of the more than one hundred-and-twenty international markets where the show’s five series are licensed.
Click here to watch a promotional video about the Star Trek PADD app.