Star Trek PADD is a new iPad app that should make iPad-owning Star Trek fans very happy. Here’s a slice of its App Store intro:
The Official Star TrekTM PADD (Personal Access Display Device) immerses fans in a rich interactive database of Star TrekTM information and images with an authentic reproduction of the LCARS style interface introduced in the Star Trek: The Next GenerationTM series.
The PADD provides access to the official Star TrekTM database from StarTrek.com of aliens, ships, places, technologies, and episode guide. The app includes a true reproduction of LCARS, the computer interface commonly used in Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets during the 24th century, and includes familiar computer sound effects and voice, making it enjoyable to everyone.
The app displays the LCARS interface that was featured in the Star Trek: The Next Generation, and lets you navigate around (accompanied by lots of future techie style beeps, computer ‘voices’ and other sound effects) through the ‘official database’ of the Star Trek TV series. You can browse ships, places, characters, places, and more.
Here’s the app’s feature list:
-Browse or search through official database of Star Trek television series information, including aliens, ships, places, technologies, and episode guide
-Rich, immersive LCARS graphical interface, introduced in Star Trek: The Next GenerationTM television series
-Authentic computer sound effects and voice
-Jump to related information through cross-links to other content
-Read the latest news from the Star TrekTM Facebook page and Star Trek Twitter feed
-Enjoy two self-running diagnostic modes with an overview schematic of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM NCC-1701-D
I installed the app last night and I have to say it’s quite fun to browse around – and I’m not even a big Star Trek fan ( I don’t dislike it, I’ve just never got heavily engaged with it). I imagine this app will be a big hit among real Star Trek fans.
Here’s an App Store link for Star Trek PADD; it’s priced at $4.99.