There’s a recent addition to the Google Play Store, and it’s an app that was apparently gone from, and is now back in the iTunes App Store. The official Flux Capacitor app can be yours for $0.99 USD (or 79p in the UK) on your Android phone or iPhone. Updates below.


You can read about it at the Back to the Future website. Or go to the site of the app developer Pocket Paradox for their description (and links to each app store, the same ones above).

Here’s the official app description, followed by some screenshots from the Android app, that I purchased this afternoon. No shots of the speedometer in action though, because I didn’t try it yet, but unless someone else is driving, I won’t be able to safely get a screenshot (and I’m not going to try and unsafely take one).

Update 9/2/15: After reading the info in the About section, it turns out the speed goes up just from long pressing the speedometer (which, duh, it actually says right under it). And when you hit 88mph the flux capacitor lights up. The GPS is just for setting lightning strike locations, and isn’t used for determining how fast you’re going. I’ve added a screenshot of this below. End Update.

To get the time setting interface, you have to rotate the phone to landscape.

The Flux Capacitor is what made time travel possible in Back to the Future, one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history! Now it’s your turn to launch into the past, fine tune the future, and disrupt the space-time continuum!

Features:

● Striking visuals and sound that reproduce time travel scenarios from each of the three Back to the Future films

● Fully functional Time Circuits that accurately depict your travels

● Lightning strike location triggered time travel (using GPS)

● 1885 glitch simulation when device is shaken

● Alarm clock mode with sounds from the films or music library

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Part I interface. Notice the plutonium meter.

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Part II interface, with Mr. Fusion.

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Part III interface, with steam gauge.

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This is the view when you rotate your phone to landscape.

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And this is for setting the alarm.

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If you long press (tap and hold) the speedometer until it gets to 88mph, the flux capacitor lights up.

Update 9/4/15: This morning I discovered that Back to the Future III version has the speedometer run slower, like a train, with chugging sounds, and steam, including the colors from the movie.

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End Update.

And here’s how much space it was taking up on my Nexus 5 (may vary from what it says on the Play Store).

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As the site says, get it before you’re OUTATIME!

Update: And if you’re in a mood to celebrate the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, you can crowdfund this T-shirt on 80s Tees (there’s also a 20% off code), and celebrate the fact that we’re nearly at the date Marty visited in the “future” in Back to the Future II.

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