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Since announcing the official Ice & Fire App (see below), we've gotten a lot of questions, most of them concerning when and if the app will be made available for Android, and when and if it will be offering for sale in countries other than the US and UK.

I ran these questions past my people at Random House.

There are, alas, no plans at present to produce the app for Android. That is Random House's call, not mine. (I seldom use a cellphone myself, and don't know one from the other, so all such calls are made by folks more conversant with the issues involved). It is possible that may change in the future if there is sufficient demand, but please email Random House, not me. If an Android app is made available, you can get the update on www.suvudu.com"

As for availability in other countries, Barnes and Noble only sells apps in the US and UK, so the Nook version is only available in the US and UK.

Below is a list of the countries where the app is available for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).

. United States
. Canada
. United Kingdom
. Australia
. Austria
. Belgium
. Bulgaria
. Cyprus
. Czech Republic
. Denmark
. Estonia
. Finland
. France
. Germany
. Greece
. Hungary
. Ireland
. Italy
. Japan
. Latvia
. Lithuania
. Luxembourg
. Malta
. Netherlands
. Poland
. Portugal
. Romania
. Slovakia
. Slovenia
. Spain
. Sweden
. Switzerland

The Random House subrights team is currently looking into translation deals for non-English-speaking readers. But there is nothing to announce yet on the translation front. Sorry.


Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Liking the App -- some editing still needed
I just downloaded the app and browsed some of the free content. I really enjoy seeing all of the historical information summarized in one spot, but there are some errors in the tense of the information, with some entries written in the present tense and others mixing the past tense in as well. Here's an example from the "Riverlands" entry:

"Ruled by First Men kings in the Age of Heroes--including the Blackwoods and Brackens at various points--the last of the First Men to rule the Riverlands were of House Mudd, but they were defeated by an alliance of the Andal kings. After that, various Andal kings ruled the riverlands. Before the time of Aegon the Conqueror, the Storm Kings controlled much of the territory for a time, until Harwyn Hardhand wrested it from King Arrec. His grandson, Harren the Black, is the last ironman to rule the Trident. Chief among the riverlords who joined Aegon and his sisters against Harren the Black was Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun, who afterward was made lord over the riverlands by Aegon the Conqueror"


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