Just in time for the upcoming third season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the George R.R Martin of Game of Thrones fame has just released the Android version of the companion iOS app, A World of Ice and Fire.
This new Android version contains updated material that will soon be added to the current iOS version as well. This includes:
- New Profiles for the Men of the Night’s Watch, Brotherhood Without Banners, and the Free Folk
- 30 new illustrations for key places
- The ability to search for characters by alias (so you can find Tyrion by searching for “The Imp”)
- Further improvements to the anti-spoiler and map functionality
George R.R. Martin’s World of Ice and Fire already includes:
- Anti-spoiler functionality that you can customize based on where you are in the book cycle to prevent you from seeing spoilers
- 540+ character profiles with detailed historical bios, family and house information, book appearances, and corresponding actor roles
- 380+ place profiles with descriptions for castles, towns, regions, geographical features and more
- Fully interactive versions of all the official maps from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” Cycle.
- Completely new text written specially for this app by Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson of Westeros.org – the premier fan site for the A Song of Ice and Fire cycle.
You can download the Android App or The iOS App and be prepared for the upcoming season beginning March 31, 2013.
If you are anxiously awaiting the new season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” you are not alone. However, there is a new mobile app that might help make the wait a little easier to bear. “A World of Ice and Fire” is a brand new iPhone and iPad app that helps fans of the book and television series keep track of the ever mounting list of characters, locations, and Houses throughout the series.
Although the app uses the book for references rather than the television series, fans of the “Game of Thrones” should have no trouble using the app.
The app is free, but without buying content the app only gives basic information on some characters and places. for $1.99, you can gain access to more information about the characters for the first book and $0.99 for each subsequent novel or $4.99 for everything in the app. The $4.99 purchase saves $1 over buying the pack individually. After buying the “InfoPacks” users can tell the app where they read to in the series so they can avoid any spoilers.
The app seems to be most helpful to those reading the series as the ever growing character list can get confusing as well as the different Houses and the locations of Essos and Westeros. The maps will help readers find where the characters are in relation to one another, which is especially useful when war breaks out in the realm.
A World of Ice and Fire is currently available for iPhone and iPad, though Mashable says versions of the app are coming for Android and Nook tablets sometime in the future.