Star Trek Tragics rejoice! Now there’s an app that’s not only fun and feeds your inner geek, it actually has practical applications as you boldly go where no non-gender specific person has (with appropriate authorisation) gone before.
This is an Apple-only app, however, which is odd because androids feature prominently in Star Trek, but if you have an iPhone 4 or later you’re in serious luck. As one reviewer describes it:
“Using the Captain’s Log Communicator you can capture voice recordings, text entries, take photos and map GPS locations of your voyages as you travel planet Earth. You can also select their preferred Enterprise class level, whether taking the role of Captain, Engineering, Science/Medical or assuming the identity an enemy Romulan or Klingon officer.”
“Now you can track your perilous mission to the outer reaches of the galaxy shopping mall with GPS precision and leave behind voice memo’s for your fellow captains to aid their own journeys. Share your findings on the vast networks of Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, or just send the data along to other users of the app.”
In more down-to-Earth speak, the Captain’s Log Communicator is handy as a travel aid because you can make a voice memo, take a photo and add a text note (or just use one or two functions) and then pin it to a Google map. Pins appear as little Star Trek symbols on your map and you can choose to keep these private (for reference for example), share them with other Captain’s Log Communicator users or post them on most social media sights, so friends can keep track of your travels by seeing your photos, hearing your memos and reading your notes.
For $1.99 it costs next to nothing and has some handy features, as well as the requisite Star Trek sound effects and some pretty groovy animations. Particularly cool is the way you can ‘flip’ the communicator open and closed when it’s on the home page, accompanied by the authentic sound. Beam it down today and may the force be with you. Damn, wrong movie...
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