The Star Trek PADD Comes to Life on Your iPad
The Loop gives the heads-up for iPad-owning Star Trek fans out there with word of CBS’s brand new official Star Trek PADD (Personal Access Display Device) app for the iPad. The app uses an authentic reproduction of the LCARS interface, just like the one seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and features access to the official Star Trek database on Star Trek.com, containing all sorts of fascinating information about different aspects of the shows and films, from The Original Series up until Star Trek: Enterprise, such as aliens and alien worlds, ships, places, technologies, and episode guides. The Star Trek PADD app can also be used to check out the Star Trek Facebook and Twitter pages.
The app was developed by a team of genuine Star Trek fans at CBS Mobile and ArcTouch, including Denise Okuda, who was a graphic artist and video/computer graphics supervisor on DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, Eric Shapiro, and Michael Okuda, who was a technical consultant on TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise.
Click here to download the app for $4.99: Star Trek PADD for iPad on the iTunes App Store
“Back when the PADD first appeared on TNG, none of us imagined that today we’d be able to hold the real thing in our hands,” Michael Okuda told Startrek.com. “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 shows that yesterday’s visionary science fiction can become today’s real-world technology, thanks to the brilliance of today’s scientists, engineers, programmers, and designers,” added Denise Okuda.
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