Become the Doctor with Sonic Screwdriver app

The BBC has released an official augmented-reality Sonic Screwdriver app, with four different versions of the screwdriver to choose from.

The BBC has released an official augmented-reality Sonic Screwdriver app, with four different versions of the screwdriver to choose from.

(Credit: Useless Creations)

Sure, you could go out and buy a range of sonic screwdriver props, but for the Doctor on a budget, there's another option: pick up the official AU$1.99 Sonic Screwdriver app for iOS.

Created by Australian developer Useless Creations, which specialises in quirky augmented-reality apps (we like the dinosaur one), the app features four iterations of the Doctor's famous tool: the third and fourth (John Pertwee and Tom Baker), as well as the more recent 10th and 11th (David Tennant and Matt Smith). You can also choose from a space background or augmented reality — where you appear to be holding the screwdriver in the real world.

Each of the screwdrivers makes a different sound, taken from the TV show, and you can tilt your phone or slide your finger on the screen to change the pitch, and it even works as a flashlight.

Although, to be honest, we can't see it catching on for cosplayers. Pick it up from the iTunes App Store here.

 

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