Sunday, 13 January 2013

LCARS 47 on Mobile Devices and Tablets

There's been a lot of hype lately about the Windows Store and neat little apps that you can buy and run on your Windows 8 device. People often ask us about our plans regarding app development for the mobile market and we always say the same thing: "LCARS 47 is too hefty for mobile devices."

The other big thing is cost. Apple likes developers to pay a fee to sell apps in their AppStore. We simply will not get involved in the politics of money. Why? Unlike most other LCARS inspired apps, LCARS 47 is freeware. It's never gonna cost a damned penny, and that's a fact. Everything here is funded out of the pockets of those working on it. We don't even accept donations.

You wanna donate? Sure please do, but donate to an awesome charity like Amnesty International or something—they really can make better use out of donations than we ever could.

Anyways, in the meantime, you can run LCARS 47 on Windows 8 (hardware specs depending), as you can see below after Stefan co-opted his friend's laptop.

And if you're more of an Android type, then Daniel Carley has just the solution for you.

See? All of it's still free.


John H. Harris said...

Any updates? The last comment is two years old...

nathan hardy said...

So IOS users won't get any of this? if it ever happens,just tough luck? i mean yeah the desktop version is fun and all but i'd love it on my IPad so it could be a genuine lCARS PADD. But apps on the app store can be free they can totally be free, there's tons of them all over the app store? i don't get what their talking about?

Unknown said...

Any updates?

Eleanor Catherine Davenport said...

Hi Nathan!

Developing on iOS would cost us £299 per year compared to the Google Play one-off £25. It an expense we simply can't justify at the moment when you take into account Apple's restrictive development guidelines and hardware limitations. We'd essentially have to run separate builds which again, increases our costs. That's not to say it's impossible, it's just not on our immediate to-do list. There are a few legal issues too, considering that CBS already have a feature-packed LCARS app on the Apple AppStore.

Hope that clears it up.

Project Manager

wcgman said...

Am I mistaken or does it appear that Daniel is running Splashtop on that android to get to LCARS? Not a problem as I have plenty of Windows machines that I could splashtop to. Just curious

Eleanor Catherine Davenport said...

Can't say, this was ages ago. Before we started developing native Android apps.

Eleanor Catherine Davenport said...

Just checked on the video, he said he's using Splashtop 2.

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