Ever dream of being Tony Stark?
If you have, Marvel has just released a free app for iOS devices that may just bring that dream of becoming a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist overnight a bit closer to reality.
According to Comic Alliance, on September 12, 2013, the new JARVIS app is being released to coincide with the Blu-Ray/DVD release of "Iron Man 3" later on this month, and can be used to unlock hidden files found exclusively on the Blu-Ray disc. The JARVIS app also comes fully voiced by actor Paul Bettany, who fans may recognize as the original voice behind everyone's favorite digital butler in the films.
Aside from unlocking hidden files, the app also functions a bit like a limited version of Siri, with the abilities to set alarms, give the current weather forecast, remind the user of appointments, and post directly to Facebook all automatically enabled. Users can also interact with the JARVIS app and receive responses in the familiar English accent fans have come to love.
Of course, while the app looks and feels like something Tony Stark might carry around in his pocket, don't expect the iOS version to summon an Iron Man suit of your own for you. The app only has the most limited of functions currently available for third-party apps on the iOS platform, and is relatively restricted in comparison to its Siri counterpart.
Basic commands like accessing user email, or even playing music directly from a playlist through JARVIS are not included features on the app. As it stands, downloads of the application from the app store take quite a bit of time, and first time use of the app may contain a few glitches for some. Whether or not a future update might provide a more Siri-like experience seems highly unlikely, but at least users can dream, right?
All in all, download Marvel's new JARVIS app for the flashy looks and fun experience, not for any useable functionality.
"Iron Man 3" hits stores shelves in Blu-Ray/DVD September 24.
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[Via Comic Alliance]