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.

Sonic Screwdriver app
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 $1.99 Sonic Screwdriver app for iOS.

Created by Australian developer Useless Creations, which specializes in quirky augmented-reality apps (we like the dinosaur one), the app features four iterations of the Doctor's famous tool: the 3rd and 4th (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.

(Source: CNET Australia)

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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