Three movies and an Avengers film later, Marvel has unveiled a brand new app that allows you to experience what it’s like to have your very own JARVIS. JARVIS, of course, is the AI assistant to Tony Stark/Iron Man. Not only can the AI be helpful in a pinch, but the app has even captured his humor and wit. The release is just a small tease, as it remains incomplete until the release of the Iron Man 3 DVD and Blu-ray, which his store shelves September 24.
That doesn’t make it a complete downer, as the App has plenty of functions to keep the user busy. Unfortunately it is very limited and it’s not even remotely enough to give Siri a run for her money, but it is enough to be entertaining. Hit the jump to read my thoughts on the app.
As aforementioned, the app brings the experience of having JARVIS to your home. You can program reminders, set alarms, customize ringtones, tell you what the weather is like, even post updates on Facebook. If one purchases the DVD and/or Blu-ray, you will be able to have the second screen experience by take pictures of the various armors of the Iron Legion and add them to your collection. Sounds great at first, but that’s all the app really does. And it is only available to iOS devices. Think of the JARVIS app as a very simplified version of Siri.
Although if there comes a time where a fully functional JARVIS app can run like Siri, you can be sure that there will be people who will pay good money – myself included – just to have the AI on their phone.
There is somewhat of an upside though. Paul Betanny, the voice of JARVIS, has recorded over 20 hours of content. So you will be able to interact with the AI in a variety of ways, and he will banter with you. Press the glowing icon enough, and you will see him react in such a way that you wish you didn’t store so much info on your apple device.
Below is a small video explaining how the app works. The JARVIS application is for free and available for download now. Iron Man 3 hits DVD and Blu-ray shelves on September 24.