JARVIS is based on the “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System” in the “Iron Man” films, which, in turn, is based on Edwin Jarvis, the trusty butler of Iron Man aka Tony Stark in the Marvel comics.
Like JARVIS in the movies, the JARVIS app is a voice-activated A.I. personal assistant, although decidedly much less capable than its more advanced counterpart.
As we told you a few days ago, with the right voice commands, you can use JARVIS to:
- Receive messages from JARVIS, download ringtones, post to Facebook and more
- Check time, local weather as well as set alarms through the integrated Clock mode
- Initiate media delivered in messages, including video, audio, image, ringtone or website
- Install unique ringtones
- Unlock 42 unique Iron Man suits (plus additional “Ghost” file)
As mentioned, JARVIS is a tie-in app for “Iron Man 3″ on Blu-ray. In fact, JARVIS functions as a remote control, complete with voice commands, when connected to the same network as your Blu-ray player.
JARVIS, officially called Marvel’s Iron Man 3 – JARVIS: A Second Screen Experience, is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later.
Oh, and here’s another nice little tidbit about JARVIS: the app features more than 20 hours of original audio content recorded by none other than Paul Bettany, the voice actor behind JARVIS in the “Iron Man 3″ films.