Saving the galaxy in Mass Effect 3 is a full-time job. Unfortunately, most of us need to maintain our real full-time jobs to play Mass Effect 3. See the dilemma? EA has, which is why it's released the Mass Effect 3 Datapad for iOS devices.
Announced last month, the Datapad is billed as “the ultimate companion” for BioWare's sequel. With it, Mass Effect 3 players can keep in touch with the Normandy and its crew through character details and in-app messages; while staying current on their exploits via updates from the Alliance News Network. Much like the game, the Datapad also includes a comprehensive codex detailing everything you need to know from the Mass Effect series; as well as a library of videos, photos, and wallpapers to ensure there's always something to gawk at.
On a practical level, EA's Mass Effect 3 companion app grants players the means to influence their Readiness Rating while away from their consoles. This is accomplished through a mini-game wherein users deploy fleets to combat Reapers throughout the galaxy with the flick of a finger.
The app is a 73.6 MB download, and available to all iPads and third generation iPhones and iPod touches. You can find it for no charge now in the Apple App Store.