WIC Launches iOS & Android Apps
By Patrick Allen on in General.

WICPHONE

FanSided is excited to announce the release of iOS and Android apps for WinterIsComing.net!

WIC content has been available on the FanSided app for some time but we wanted to build an app specifically for the WIC community. Users can subscribe to just WIC content or they can also opt in to receive updates from some of the other entertainment sites within the FanSided Network like Hidden Remote, FanSided.com and Lightly Buzzed.

As always, we will work to improve the app’s performance so please be sure to leave your feedback so we can make adjustments as we release updates.

Preview shots of the app available after the jump.

Download the iOS App

Download the Android App

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49 Comments

  1. Abyss
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    What are the improvements over the mobile version of the site?

  2. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Yay! I’m gonna download it now. I hope we can get notifications for every new posts!

  3. Michael Castillo
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    Notifications on new posts.

  4. Marco
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Will there be a Windows Phone app?

  5. Anguissette1979
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Posting from the app now. I wonder if it will remember my handle/email for easier/faster commenting?

  6. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t seem to work for me, it keeps force closing. I’m running Android 4.4.3 on ART, is the app optimised for running on ART?

  7. Anguissette1979
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Anguissette1979:
    Posting from the app now. I wonder if it will remember my handle/email for easier/faster commenting?

    Yes. Yes it does. WINNING!

  8. Abyss
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Michael Castillo,

    I pretty much expect that from mobile app. ;-) Is there nothing else?

  9. Matt Blake
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    The RSS feed is: http://winteriscoming.net/feed/

    Balerion The Cat,

    Hmm. Send us a bug report at techsupport@fansided.com

    Marco,

    We don’t have any immediate plans for it. Just not quite enough demand for us to be able to pull it off.

  10. Abyss
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Matt Blake,

    Thanks! I thought it were gone.

  11. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    So I uninstalled it and than installed it again and now it seems to work, though the pictures don’t seem to load properly.
    Other than that the app runs smooth and I can’t wait to get a WiC notification :-)

  12. ace
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    A bit of out of topic.
    Kit Harrington interviewed at “Live with Kelly and Michael”, among other things, he is not allowed to cut his hair

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQCx3EOXfA#t=192

  13. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    So it looks like in order to post I get redirected to my browser. Is this how the app works or another bug on my end?

  14. Matt Blake
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Balerion The Cat,

    Can you shoot me a screenshot to techsupport@fansided.com?

  15. A Secret Baratheon
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Posting from the app! Whoop whoop!

    Stannis!

  16. JTargs
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Aw man :( when I open the android app on my phone, it just opens up a white page and then stops working and shuts down.

  17. Don Snow
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Testing, one two, one two.
    How now brown cow
    Ginger minge…

  18. Absalom Crane
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Will you be releasing this through the Amazon App store as well, or have the Android version available somewhere other than the Google Play Store for those of us with Amazon Kindle Fire devices?

    Or does anyone know of a way I can get this installed onto my Kindle Fire HD 7 somehow?

  19. Roey
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! No more opening chrome every 2 minutes to check for updates!

    Thanks
    Stannis! Stannis! Stannis!

  20. Thoros
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I love going mobile wooo!

  21. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Testing spoilers

  22. Matt Blake
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Absalom Crane,

    Yeah we will. We usually submit these after we fix all the bugs, so if you can give it a week or so…we’ll be ready…

  23. Dragon125
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Love that there is an app for this now. Seems to be working ok from this iphone :)

  24. Awful Awful Knight
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Grah! Windows Phone version please…

  25. Turncloak
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Just downloaded the app. Is there a way you can quickly jump to the bottom of the comments section? For example when I use the mobile site on my iphone I use the dolphin browser which allows me to go to the bottom of the page with a simple gesture

  26. Zack
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Huzzah! Been wanting this for forever!

  27. Aphrodite
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Now you need a Windows Phone app :)

  28. Dragonstone
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    App works great on my iPhone4S! Can’t wait to get my first notification!

  29. Zack
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    This is my first attempt at posting with the app. Already I noticed something strange. When I entered this thread and hit the button to go to the bottom of the page, instead of showing the replies to this thread, I was seeing the replies to Oz of Thrones’ latest post.

  30. Zack
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Aaand….I posted that message 2 minutes ago (when I started typing, he adds much later), but there is no option to edit it from my laptop even though usually we get to edit recent posts. Weird. Even though it’s not a scenario that should happen often (why would I use the mobile version when I have access to a computer?) it’s still weird.

    The reason I wanted to edit the post was just to note I use an iPhone 5.

  31. Jeff O'Connor
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Aw, I can’t get it. I have an iPhone 4 and were I to upgrade to iOS 7 I would need to say goodbye to everything else I have on here; these older models just don’t have the space for such new-age mumbojumbo. Guess I’m stuck with the site as-is for now.

    Great that this is out there though. One day I’ll upgrade my phone, I suppose, and when I do I’ll happily grab this.

  32. Unbowed Unbent Unhodor
    Posted June 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    On posts with lots of comments, there seems to be a slight lag when scrolling through. Other than that its sweet! Looking forward to a lil notif :)

  33. Immi
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    I think you were seeing the bottom of the post with those comments screenshotted (is that even a word?) as an example.

    I’ll wait for the Kindle version of this, but excited for it!

  34. Oz of Thrones
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    There are worse places you could end up. :)

  35. House Nieder
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Yay

  36. Red Priestess
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    Testing!

  37. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Yaaaay it’s working :) my first two installations felt like MASSIVE SPOILERS… just a white screen of death.

    But now I’m posting from it and very happy :) The icon looks lovely sat upon my Stark bannered wallpaper and the app itself runs far smoother than it does in Chrome.

    Thanks muchly doods!

  38. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Ok so why did it open Chrome upon posting o.o Idgi. And hope this isn’t the norm?

  39. Balerion The Cat
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Grey Ghost,

    I get that too, when I hit ‘post comment’ a window opens asking me with which browser app do I want to complete the action. Though annoying, I’ve noticed that if you press cancel the comment still gets published.

  40. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Balerion The Cat,
    Hmm, cheers for the tip. It loaded automatically for me as Chrome is the default browser. I guess if I reset that, I could just cancel like you suggested, but that seems counter productive so ill just wait and hope for a fixy.

  41. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Lol. It did it again. I now on the mobile site.

    Anyway, more importantly, I can’t wait for a notification thingy xD

    pls b a snowflake

  42. Matt Blake
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Grey Ghost,

    Can someone send me a screenshot of that? techsupport@fansided.com Thanks!

  43. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Matt Blake,

    I’m not sure what you mean. A picture of the app pre-post? Or a picture of Chrome post-post (lol). There’s nothing really to see. I type and post the comment in the app, at which points it opens the responding WiC page in Chrome, with the message successfully posted.

    It’s only little, crossed wires(code) I guess. Good luck figuring it out though :/ apart from that its awesome

  44. Grey Ghost
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Uhoh, there may be a spoiler fail. It was fine before but now they are showing as bold

    Scary o_o

  45. JoeMobes
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Love that there is an app now! Thanks so much! One issue I noticed is that when someone posts a link in the comments section, clicking on the link won’t take me out of the app. That is really my only complaint, other than that this is awesome!

  46. Jamey Woody Ridenour
    Posted June 14, 2014 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Lot of intrusive permissions needed, think I’ll pass:
    Photos/Media/Files
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    test access to protected storage
    Wi-Fi connection information
    Device ID & call information

  47. clem
    Posted June 14, 2014 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Downloaded the app and when I opened it, it was just a white screen that made my phone freeze… I had to restart it.
    I have an HTC One S

  48. dragonreborn
    Posted June 15, 2014 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    loved the app but scrolling down the comments take too long. is there a way to scroll faster?

  49. Benni
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    Grey Ghost,

    Yeah, I’ve been having the same problem.. I just got spoiled for Davos’ story line :(


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