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Now in the iOS App Store is the Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver (Official) (for iOS 5 or later). Is if it wasn’t already overused on the television series, now it’s available on our iPhone. It includes four 3D models of sonic screwdrivers and thankfully not just limited the last seven years. It gives you a choice of two kinds of backgrounds for your sonic screwdriver. One is “transparent” (thanks to the rear camera) which emulates holding the actual sonic screwdriver as it will pick up whatever background you are pointing your iOS device towards (pretty nifty, huh?). Of course it has various sonic screwdriver sounds (it wouldn’t be “sonic” otherwise). You can even shake the 11th Doctor’s model to extend it. Plus it’s a flashlight app as well (for those with a camera flash and who haven’t updated to iOS 7 which now has it built-in the OS, may find this feature handy).
BBC Worldwide LTD has released a new iOS app, Torchwood: Web of Lies (App Store link) to coincide with the new Torchwood series,Torchwood: Miracle Day. It is a series of adventures presented in episodes within the app. The first free download gives you episode 1 of Torchwood: Web of Lies. Each week after coinciding with the new series there will be another new episode released (presumably sold as an in-app purchase). Each episode tells the story through animated graphics and gameplay. There will be 10 episodes in total, again mirroring the current series, Miracle Day.
It is a universal app so it will run natively on both the iPhone (and iPod touch) and iPad.
The following is their description for the app:
The update should address a bug that may had prevented you from seeing episodes (podcast episodes and exclusives) appearing on your screen on the iPad. A couple other bugs were addressed as well.
To learn more about the app, see: Podshock? There's an App for That!
DW Podshock Podcast Companion App - Episode 02
Exclusive App Episode
Running Time: 0:34:48
In this bonus exclusive episode for the DW Podshock Podcast Companion App we include a segment from the Q&A session with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy. The complete interview and Q&A from the event is included in Doctor Who: Podshock 229 - Extra Edition. Plus Ken and Louis talk about the origins of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more.
This episode appears in the "Exclusives" section of the app.
Note: The app is currently only available for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), there is an Android version in the works. Currently there is a bug in the iPad version in which prevents the episodes from being listed, they appear blank (in both the regular episodes section and exclusive section), but if you tap the topmost slot, you will hear the latest episode.
As mentioned in Doctor Who: Podshock (as well as here: DW Podshock App for Podshock Supporting Subscribers), if you are a current Podshock Supporting Subscriber, you can get a promo code for a free DW Podshock Podcast Companion App (iTunes link) for the iOS platform (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). Up until now, the codes from Apple were valid only in the US.
As of today, the codes can now be redeemed through any App Store around the world. This is great news for our supporters outside of the US.
Quantities are limited. Therefore we are limited to what codes are available to us at any given time. If you are interested in getting the app for free and you are a supporting subscriber, please let us know.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101006
Running Time: 0:09:39
In this brief Aftershock episode of Doctor Who: Podshock we announce our new DWP Podcast Companion App, the upcoming Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, and our live show at NYCC with Tony Lee @mrtonylee .