Wednesday, December 12, 2012

'Westeros Map' now includes East Essos and Meereen maps


Major update of 'Westeros Map' companion application for iPhone/iPad was released on AppStore
today. It expands existing Essos map far to the East providing regions like the Shadow Lands and Asshai, Yi Ti, Jogos Nhai and other places recently revealed by George R.R. Martin.

New names displayed in English and Russian yet, but we're working on translation to other supported languages to provide it as soon as possible with upcoming updates.

Another feature of 1.7.0 update is the beautiful detailed map of Meereen city. It will help you to track

Dany actions while reading 'A Storm of Swords' and 'A Dance with Dragons' or while watching upcoming 'Game of Thrones' Season 3. Have fun!

11 comments:

  1. What do you mean by "FULL MAP" on the App Store? Please explain. You keep saying the store description that you only get certain cities with the FULL MAP version.

    What IS that? There's no reference to it anywhere on the store.

    What do you mean? JUST TELL US. I don't care what it costs, just TELL us how to get the "FULL MAP." Please. I'm dying here trying to figure out WHAT you mean.

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    1. Hi. Just zoom out at max distance to show 'Buy Essos Map' button at the corner of screen. Then you can buy the whole World map access. You can also search for Qarth, Asshai, Meereen etc. and get proposal to buy full map if you haven't bought it yet. We did things so unclear to avoid annoying people who just want to use free Westeros part of our application.

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    2. Thank you. And thank you for answering so quickly.

      But really: especially for U.S., U.K., European, and Japanese customers, do you really think that a few $1.99 charges are going to upset us?

      Please.

      The USD is losing value, parts of Europe have high unemployment, but the kind of money that your customer has to spend to get the full app, probably less than $10, is pretty much lunch money in most of the areas I mentioned. We are already spending 200 hours to read the 4-book Kindle collection, so we certainly DO want an awesome reference app to help us during the journey. The fact that you bury all this information about your app and "did things so unclear to avoid annoying people" is just bad business. It's making all of us have to spend extra TIME (which is worth as much or more than the money involved) just to figure it all out.

      Additionally, you have a GREAT product!!! It DOES have value. I wish you respected your product more and weren't so afraid that people wouldn't be willing to pay money for it. Great software has TREMENDOUS value. It's a very underrated product niche right now, right up there with airline fares (which should be much higher than they are, to assure better service and safety).

      With good reviews, which your product ALREADY has, I would have dropped $10 USD on your iPad program in a heartbeat if it was THE ENTIRE PROGRAM. The minute I discovered that you had done what gaming developers do by hiding in-app additional purchases to make the initial app free, I became suspicious of your business model.

      Now that I have all the facts, I think: that your app is probably awesome (I will be buying it in a few minutes—ALL of it); you are a really nice person; but your business model is flawed, uninformed, and does your users a disservice by insulting them in a variety of different ways (having to do with how you architected the app, how you advertise it, what you're hiding, etc.).

      I'm opinionated, yes, but I buy a LOT of apps—both Mac and iOS. Probably 100 a year. So however negative my attitude and criticism might appear to you, I AM representative of your target audience, since I love Game of Thrones, desperately need a companion reference program, and am a big-time consumer of iOS software.

      Sorry about the digression, but normally buying an app is smooth and easy; with your app, everything has taken a huge amount of work just to figure out what is going on. When you obfuscate your own product so much, you drive your own brand value into the ground.

      Whatever you choose to do (or not do), good luck.

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  2. Just bought all the maps. Love the app!!! It truly is awesome. I will be recommending to friends. Thank you.

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  3. Hello, I had bought all the add-on packs on this app, on my iPad. Houses, Characters and Cities Pack.
    I had to restore my iPad due to an iTunes error and when I reinstalled the application it required I bought them all again!
    I have the iTunes receipts.
    Can you help?

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    1. Hello. Just use 'Restore' button(circled arrow near the location search text box) to restore purchases you did before.

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  4. Hi,
    I use the Android version of your app. Thanks a lot for developing for both platforms. Will the play store pendant see an update with the new maps, too?

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    1. Unfortunately, Google just suspended Westeros Map on Google Play per Random House request. I'm writing separate post about that right now, but it seems that Westeros Map for Android will be distributed via secondary markets and direct .apk from now. Sure, all new maps will be included in close time. Thanks you!

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    2. What a timely post it was then. :-D hopefully Google gets their shit together on this and your app finds its way back into the play store!

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  5. Great app!!!

    It will be wonderful if we would do searches by houses too, and the app locates the castle of their own.

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  6. Great app!!!

    It will be wonderful if we would do searches by houses too, and the app locates the castle of their own.

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