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World of Ice and Fire App

So the official George and his publisher approved World of Ice and Fire app is available. I can attest to the fact that he personally worked on this project, because I sat and took notes as we went over hundreds of questions on random Ice and Fire arcana. No, it didn't delay Winds of Winter. I made him do it while he ate lunch. Yes, he complains when I make him work during lunch.

The most iPhone literate person in our office had this to say after playing with the app for a while:

"Have you ever forgotten who killed who, or who's who's parents while having a conversation at a coffee shop or between novels on the bus? Well now that The new official WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE app is available you can fact check any and all things Ice and fire anywhere you find yourself. The app is on sale for the iPad, iPhone, and Nook, a limited free version of the app is up and ready for fans to download with additional info pack available as well. It features profiles of more than 540 characters, 380 places, and major houses, along with interactive world maps. This exclusive guide to all things Ice and Fire is easy to navigate featuring beautiful art, and easy touch access to any query you may have on your journey through Westerous. You can read new text specially written for the app by Elio M. Garcia and Jr. and Linda Antonsson all about your favorite characters and their histories. So go and download yours today and get access to the World of Ice and Fire at your fingertips."

Sounds like a ringing endorsement to me. Ordering links are included below:

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Dec. 1st, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Any plans for a version for those of us on the more robotically inclined mobile platform, or is this strictly for the orchard frolicking folk?

(Is it coming for Android is what I'm saying. ;))
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
It's out for the Nook, and Nooks run Android.
Dec. 1st, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
The Nook has it's own proprietary store. No other Android based device can access it. I think she's talking the Google Play store the rest of us use. :D
Dec. 1st, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
This is very awesome and cool.

Thanks for all the hard work you do for Mr. Martin.
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Awesome! I think I'll pick it up for my Nook. But, then again I don't want to stop reading on my Nook to look up info so it'll probably be better to get it on my iPhone.
Eric Wedige
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Android Version?
Will there be an Android version available?
Dec. 1st, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
And as usual people with Windows Phone or Android get left behind. Not cool =\
Tony Matthews
Dec. 1st, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
Not available in your country...
Nothing more annoying than this... can't get it in NZ.
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Re: Not available in your country...
yes... at least we have the hobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 10:32 am (UTC)
Re: Not available in your country...
The same for me in Israel. Looks like it's available only in US :(
Dec. 1st, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
Will be the app available only in american AppStore? Are there plans to make it available in russian store?
Dec. 1st, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
When will we have an Android version? :(
Dec. 1st, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
android required
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Only in the USA?
Why it's not available in Russian and NZ app stores?
John Erling Eriksen
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:56 am (UTC)

Would you please consider making this app available for android too?
Beate Ratz
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
Could you release an android version, please? Pleasssse..
Dec. 1st, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)
It's now available only in US store. Any plans to release an internationally available version ?
Dec. 1st, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
FYI, HUGE spoiler in the Castamere listing. I have only downloaded the free version so far and admittedly did not set any of the spoiler blocking settings, but I would expect the default content to be as spoiler free as possible. I would certainly expect it not to spoil this plot point, it's a bad one to sneak through.

Beautiful art and GUI though.
Dec. 1st, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
I think this app deserves to be cross-platforms (Android, but also Windows Phone) and cross-countries too (you have a lot of fans all around the world who'd wish to access this, even in its English form ;)).

Otherwise, it's a great idea!
Dec. 1st, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
For the first time, I wish I had an iPhone or something else that has "apps." :x
Dec. 1st, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. Fans are demanding, aren't they? :)
Dec. 2nd, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Nate Piccini
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
I second the call for an Android version!
Dec. 1st, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'll 6th that, I'd buy it for Android.
Cameron Paterson
Dec. 1st, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
I like
I must have missed the post where you introduced yourself but I like the briskly irreverent tone to your updates....Good to know work is continuing on TWOW ;)
Dec. 1st, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
How do the apps differ from simply using A Wiki of Ice and Fire via your phone's internet function?
Dec. 2nd, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
It's prettier. Lots of nice art. But it's not so in-depth as the Citadel or the Wiki of Ice and Fire, no. It's a companion guide for reading the books, and can be very convenient, especially as it works offline.

That said, it's very much aimed to a particular segment of the readership. It's not necessarily meant for those who prefer using Westeros.org to look things up, or who are really hardcore fans. There's some new information in there, but mostly it's just a concise way of presenting character and location information.
Dec. 1st, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
I don't figure this will come out for Symbian? XD
But Android at least would be very very nice.
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
I really need this - but my phone is Android!
Dec. 2nd, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
I just downloaded the app yesterday. My personal Mac IT guy (AKA my Husband) sent me the app as soon as he saw it and NOW I just bought all 4 books for the special discounted price of $5 for all 5 books. YAY!!! This will be fun to peruse!
I love my Aqoiaf!! XOXO
Adrian Jones
Dec. 2nd, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Why Nook?
The Nooks run Android, don't they? So why release an Android app on a closed store for a device that appears to be unavailable outside of America?

Or have B&N paid for an exclusive period?

Would you let us know when those outside of B&N's walled garden and the US will be allowed to buy it, please?
Dec. 2nd, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hi folks,

No plans presently for an Android version, but that may change depending on demand and interest, we've been told. So far as we know, the same holds for Windows Phone. (And no, we don't think Symbian is ever going to happen.)

I believe it's available in the UK iTunes store as well as the US store. I'm not sure when/if it will be released to other markets.
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Consider this another vote for Android.
Sun Green
Dec. 3rd, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
The app has Jon Snow's bio declaring him DEAD. ("Place of death: Castle Black")

Did a major spoiler slip by?
Brian Doyle
Dec. 3rd, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
why no android?
There are more android phones out in the world than iphones...by a pretty big margin


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