Wednesday, January 30, 2013

'Westeros Map' is suspended on App Store

'Westeros Map' application activity on App Store was suspended by Apple per request from Random House Inc. We would like to thank all our customers who enjoyed 'Westeros Map' evolution during the last year. We'd recommend all users to backup the application because it's unclear if it would be on App Store again. Here is guide that would help you to do backup.

Request was made by Jeff Weber, Online & Digital Sales VP of Random House. We think it is attempt to remove strong competition to their 'Worlds of Ice and Fire' app.

Thanks!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

'Westeros Map' is suspended on Google Play

Hi all,

We've just got an email from Google saying that 'Westeros Map' application activity was suspended due to copyright infringement notice from Random House. As we constantly said and as it is credited in app description, entire map is original and created by our gorgeous artist - Nataly Rekuz. All you have used 'Westeros Map' and seen that she created her own style and colors, only general contours are similar to book maps. That means any copyright violation notice is complete bullshit. There are tons of Game of Thrones related applications in Google Play but none of them was removed...

We've already sent request to Google with explanation about situation in hope they would restore access to the application via Google Play. For now - you can download 'Westeros Map' .apk for manual install with 'Download for Android' link.

Please make this story public, it may help us to return application to Google Play.

Thank you!
Westeros Map team