Friday 26 July 2013

LCARS 47 for Android Coming to a Device Near You

Work on the Android port (codename: Project Expeditus) is moving forward at a wonderful pace. We're currently still in the research and development stage. We expect to have beta versions ready soon. The application will be available from Google Play soon and of course (like every part of LCARS 47), will be completely free.

There will be two versions, one for mobile phones and smaller devices that will take the visual form and inherit the features of the tricorder seen in Star Trek: Nemesis, and a PADD style version intended for larger screens and tablets.

There's a development photo below showing the planned PADD variant, which (for now) runs smothly. However, due to hardware limitations of mobile devices, we will have to hold back on some of the fancy animations you've become accustomed to with LCARS 47—sadly, there's nothing we can do to avoid this without compromising quality. We're also looking for closed alpha testers. If you're up for that, contact Shaun via our Facebook page.

EDIT: September 27 2013
We are no longer accepting submissions for alpha testing. 

We will also take this opportunity to let you all know that LCARS 47 will only be available for Android as we currently have no plans to develop for iOS. This may disappoint some of you, but unfortunately, LCARS 47 will not be ported to iOS (or Windows Mobile) at this time.

In other news, LCARS 47 version 6.3 is still in development and we now have a 14 strong development team backing our efforts. We are also still accepting late submissions for ideas regarding 6.3.