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First of its kind Star Trek app available

February 4, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming

Star Trek Into Darkness, a first of its kind application which is based on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Paramount Pictures film, is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Star Trek Into Darkness, a first of its kind application, is now available to download (image: Paramount)

Users who have the app will have unprecedented access to all Star Trek content, as well as the opportunity to participate in missions and win valuable prizes.

Utilizing the latest technologies from Qualcomm Incorporated, such as Qualcomm Labs’ Gimbal platform and Qualcomm Vuforia augmented reality platform, the app will allow users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited film to unlock additional content and experiences.

The users collect points, see content, and work their way through the Star Trek Academy.

The app was first announced on January 7th, 2013 at the Consumer Electronic Show, during Qualcomm’s Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs’ keynote address demonstrating the ability 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.”

Highlights of the Star Trek Into Darkness app include:

·      A geofencing function for location-based experiences such as encouraging viewers to go to the movies;

·      An audio scan function that can be turned on to automatically recognize and reward users for watching Star Trek Into Darkness  content on TV and other media;

·      An image scan function that enables users to interact with images printed or viewable in the real world;

·      New Star Trek Into Darkness content, such as videos, images and wallpapers delivered directly to users’ mobile devices;

·      Exclusive opportunities and special offers only available to app users.

Staff writer



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