Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beam down the Star Trek Captain's Log app

Apple's iPhone might be superior to the Star Trek communicator in many ways, but now you can have the best of both worlds by downloading the Star Trek Captain's Log application, which with the flick of the wrist transforms the iPhone into a Starfleet communicator. The app, which costs $1.99 via iTunes, records audio, takes text entries, snaps photos and maps your location via GPS.

Yes, yes, the iPhone does those things without the app, but the Captain's Log lets you do it in Star Trek style with classic Trek graphics and having you select a "preferred Enterprise class level," including Captain, Engineering and Science/Medical. The app can also log travels over social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and over e-mail. The Captain's Log also taps into iPhone 4 functions like the front-facing camera, the high-resolution display, multitasking and the gyroscope support, showing off a 3-D model of the Starship Enterprise.