Qualcomm Presents The Course of the Force App
By Kyle Anderson on July 10, 2013
Are you interested in following this year’s Course of the Force, the charity run from Skywalker Ranch in Northern California all the way down to San Diego in the week leading up to Comic-Con, but aren’t going to be able to make it? Are you able to participate, but just want to follow the action for the times you aren’t there? Well, you’re in luck: Course of the Force has teamed with Qualcomm to bring you a free app that will allow you to be kept up to date on all the Jedi athleticism through July 16th.
What exactly does this app do, you ask? It tracks the real-time location of the lightsaber, the baton passed from runner to runner, Wookiee to Sullustan, all the way until the finish. It uses Gimbal technology, which allows for “contextual awareness,” and “proximal communication,” which is just a fancy way of saying you’ll be looped into the event in real time and able to follow the path of the lightsaber and see which celebrities are running and where. It’s got maps, it’s got trivia games, it’s got videos and photos – it’s even got a bit of the ol’ Force itself in the form of augmented reality. Advanced image recognition on the app allows you to scan special images along the way for exclusive digital content.
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So, put away that force lightning; All the power you need for up-to-the-minute Course of the Force action is already at your fingertips. Simply download the app from the Google Play store or, coming soon, for iOS, then feel like a part of the Jedi council from now ’till Comic-Con.