Lost your TARDIS? There's an app for that

Funny story written by IainB

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

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This one is particularly easy to find, except when it materialises in the BBC props room

One of the big problem for galaxy travelling Time Lords is when their TARDIS uses its chameleon circuit to camouflage itself.

"I met this one Time Lord," said App World! editor, Mac Buck, "He's parked his time machine in a multi-storey car park and it disguised itself as a Silver Ford Mondeo. When he got back, he couldn't tell which of the three hundred Silver Ford Mondeos was his."

Apparently, the Time Lord, who goes by the name of The Plumber, was arrested whilst trying to open the seventeenth Silver Ford Mondeo with a sonic crowbar.

"This is obviously a big problem for Time Lords," said Buck. "But fortunately, help is hand for them in the shape of Lost Apps latest Applelet, iParkedMyTARDISHere."

The new app uses the GPS facility of the iPhone to remember the location of the TARDIS, as well as integrating with the TARDIS's chameleon circuit to log exactly what the TARDIS has turned into.

"A rather nifty feature is the remote locking facility," said Buck. "When you press it, it makes a satisfying bleep bleep noise, and locks or unlocks the TARDIS."

There are one or two issues with the app, the main one being that it only works on a planet with a GPS system. Only Earth has this. And only from 1993 onwards.

Sadly, the second problem is the real deal breaker: the Applelet lacks a target audience.

"There are currently only fifteen Time Lords in our reality," said Buck. "This immediately restricts its uptake and download. Additionally, according to The Plumber, Time Lords are currently using the iPhone 37, which is incompatible with the app, Lost Apps not having access to that particular OS."

Lost Apps are hopeful that they will still be in existence in seven hundred years time so that they can release a new version for that particular version of the iPhone.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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