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Re: Discworld app

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:35 am

Very slack. I can't imagine why they wouldn't think of other platforms.
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:36 pm

Probably Nobby's fault, would'nt happened if Ponder had been doing it. :mrgreen:

Or maybe they're trying to tempt you to the dark side it is mmmnnn!! :shock:
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Jason » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:50 pm

The shame of it is that it looks like it might be a really nice looking app. The screen shots that Transworld have been showing on the facebook page look really nice and I would really like to play with it but there is no way I am going to purchase an iPad. Now, you have to understand, if somebody gave me an iPad I wouldn't throw it away - but I certainly wouldn't pay for one.
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Jason » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm

So, if you could visit Ankh - Morpork

- Which characters would you hope to find?
- Which streets would you like to explore?

I had fun with the Compleat Ankh-Morpork working out routes around the city. I wonder if the app will have the equivalent of googlemaps and allow you to plan routes. That would be cool!
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Re: Discworld app

Postby =Tamar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:22 am

Jason wrote:So, if you could visit Ankh - Morpork

- Which characters would you hope to find?
- Which streets would you like to explore?


The Street of Cunning Artificers! I'm sure I'd finding something I hadn't even imagined.
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Penfold » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:20 pm

Jason wrote:So, if you could visit Ankh - Morpork

- Which characters would you hope to find?
- Which streets would you like to explore?

I had fun with the Compleat Ankh-Morpork working out routes around the city. I wonder if the app will have the equivalent of googlemaps and allow you to plan routes. That would be cool!

I've been to some dodgy places and eaten some rather dubious foodstuffs in the past so I would like to visit the shades and sample one of Dibbler's sausage inna bun. :D
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm

You're a brave man!
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Re: Discworld app

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:30 pm

The Street of Cunning Artificers for me too, and maybe share one of Dibblers pies with Penners, only half as dangerous then ;)

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Re: Discworld app

Postby Quatermass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:58 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:The Street of Cunning Artificers for me too, and maybe share one of Dibblers pies with Penners, only half as dangerous then ;)

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Ugh, is that actually meant to be a pie made by CMOT Dibbler? I'd run a mile.

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Re: Discworld app

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:11 pm

Dave Addey ‏@daveaddey

The countdown begins! Our Discworld app, created w/ @terryandrob & the lovely folk at Transworld, launches on Monday: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/trans ... d-app.html
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:46 pm

Are you getting one then Bouncy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld app

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:14 am

Quatermass wrote:Ugh, is that actually meant to be a pie made by CMOT Dibbler? I'd run a mile.


Yes it is :D Still you could always be XXXXian about it and hide it in a bowl of pea soup ;)
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Transworld Books ‏@TransworldBooks

We're v excited about the #discworldapp but also sorry it’s not all platforms at this early stage but haven't ruled out future developments
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Re: Discworld app

Postby Jason » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Official word from Transworld:

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on an Android version of the app. We're really sorry not to be able to launch the app for all platforms at this early stage but we certainly haven't ruled out developing a version for other platforms in the future, so we welcome your suggestions. In the meantime, it's a really exciting new development for Discworld and we hope that those that can download it do, and enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed creating it.
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Re: Discworld app

Postby simmonds91 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:22 pm

Ipads are annoying, you need a computer to download apps. I mean seriously, do apple assume anyone buying an ipad is rich? "only people who already have computers will buy our ipads"? so this is just me letting off steam but I do think it's a bit silly, if you have the internet I don't understand why downloads aren't possible.
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