The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion
By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Download the ultimate Visual Companion to the Hobbit trilogy and get more from this year’s biggest movie with this comprehensive 3D guide to Middle-earth.
Explore the majesty of Middle-earth with the beautifully rendered 3D map. Traverse from Bag End to Erebor, taking in the majesty of the view from The Carrock and the depths of the Vale of Anduin.
The full Hobbit: Official Visual Companion App contains:
- Over 75 in-depth articles on locations, characters, artefacts and more in Middle-earth
- A beautifully rendered 3D map of Tolkien’s world
- A quiz allowing you to put your Middle-earth knowledge to the test
-In-depth information on The Hobbit film trilogy (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies).
- A shop containing a variety of other products to help immerse yourself in the world of the Hobbit
What's New in Version 3.0
Content from the final installment of the Hobbit movie trilogy (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) has been included with new locations, objects, characters and races added to last year’s App.
So far, so good...
It's been a great app so far. The map looks great, and there is a lot of info. However, there is an error I found. It says that the Ring of Fire, Narya, was carried with Círdan the Shipwright to The Undying Lands, and that it is safe with him. Actually, in the books, before he departed to the West, Círdan gave the ring to Gandalf the Grey. That's why the scene in which Galadriel, Elrond, and Saruman rescue Gandalf from Dol Guldur is called "The Guardians of the Three" because it features Galadriel, Elrond, and Gandalf, each of whom hold one of the three Elven Rings of Power. That was the only mistake I found so far! Besides that, it's a great app!
Great app, lousy customer service from HarperCollins
Unresponsive customer service from HarperCollins. I had a problem running the Hobbit app on my iPad and had a question for the app developers. After sending an inquiry you get an auto response that the person (Sam XXX), is no longer with the company. His message directs you to Isabella XXX, who you then find out is also no longer with the company, either. THEN you are given a general email address (business development), and you're then forever lost in the system and no one will ever get back to you. Company is too big to be responsive to customers needs about the Hobbit app
I noticed a spelling error and I do believe some information is missing. Example: you only mentioned 3 of the Wizards known as Istari when there are actually 5.
And I'm a bit rusty having not read the hobbit in a while but I feel some information is just taken from the film adaptations and not directly from the book, but I could be wrong, like I said I haven't read the book in a while.
If you fixed those few things and maybe added more information then this app would be very insightful for new fans in the Tolkien universe.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 08, 2014
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 208 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- © HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.