HBO has launched an app for iPad and iPhone to promote Game of Thrones, the cable channel’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Fittingly, the app is called Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire, and…well…it’s a weather app.
That’s right, it’s a weather app, and don’t be confused by HBO’s description that it’s a “weather driven storytelling app,” but it’s still very cool (for fans of the series!). The app allows you to set five cities and get the weather conditions for them. It delivers the information, however, by telling you what part of Westeros (and other areas outside of Westeros like The Dothraki Sea) is currently experiencing similar weather.
This is accompanied by gorgeous imagery associated with the movie. There are 17 different locations included in the app, and some locations have multiple images. For instance, a user review on iTunes pointed out that Winterfell has three images - we were able to find two by plugging in some different real cities into the app.
The show is a serialized adaptation that tells the story of each book over the course of a TV season. The show launches on April 17th on HBO, and the long-awaited fifth book in the series, A Dance of Dragons (US$18.90 on Amazon pre-order) is scheduled for release on July 17th.
The app is free, and it’s a hybrid app that works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
As in New York, so in Winterfell, as of late Monday afternoon