An official DRAGON app from WotC called DRAGON+ has appeared in the iOS App Store. I don't have Android so don't know if it's there too [UDPATE: Android now available]. "Dragon+ is your official mobile source for all-things Dungeons & Dragons. This free app for iPhone or iPad has everything you want to know about D&D in one easy place." The app says that "In addition to ongoing up-to-the minute news updates, every second month you’ll enjoy a new issue of Dragon+ showcasing what’s new in Dungeons & Dragons – from backstory and world information to discussions about what’s coming next with the creators and developers of your favorite D&D products." It appears to an issue-based subscription service.
Android? The official announcement is now live, and says Android is coming soon. When asked about timing, WotC said "How soon is Dragon+ coming to android? Well, we're checking out the final version on our android devices in house right now."
UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID ALSO
Windows Phones? "Windows phones are something we'd like to explore. We'll update once we know more."
DUNGEON+?"No plans for Dungeon+, but we want Dragon+ to have DM and Player content, along with pc/console/mac/mobile content."
Content Exclusivity?"Right now it's just in Dragon+, but we might share some/all of the content on the site."
Types of Content? "Some Dragon+ content is edition agnostic, but in this 1st issue the tabletop crunch is for the current edition. Dragon+ may feature some cool Adventurer's League content, but it won't be the exclusive place to find it."
Is it free? Despite the references to "in app purchases", the content is all free. "Dragon+ is indeed free, and our plan is to keep it that way... Yes, the content will be free but there are ads that point to our products and partner products."
Find it here at the iOS app store! It's a newsstand app, and the first issue contains (thanks to Gecko85 for downloading it!)
* A Word from the "DM to the Stars"
* Editor's Letter
* Elemental Evil: Unearth the Deception
* Tavel Talk
* Profile: Goliaths
* Interview: Sword Coast Legends
* Video Highlights
* Player Factions: Our "Heroes"?
* Know Your Enemy
* Interview: Rob Overmeyer
* Ye Olde Magical Emporium
* Gauntlet Gophers
* Where it All Startedf
* Next Issue...
Here's the app's description on the app store:
What you get
• Game strategies and insights straight to your mobile device
• In-depth overview of the current D&D storyline
• Informative interviews
• New comic based on the Table Titans series
• Great bits of lore too
• Forgotten Realms world information
• Community updates and fan submissions
• Entertaining videos
In addition to ongoing up-to-the minute news updates, every second month you’ll enjoy a new issue of Dragon+ showcasing what’s new in Dungeons & Dragons – from backstory and world information to discussions about what’s coming next with the creators and developers of your favorite D&D products.
There’s always more about the worlds of D&D to learn and the Dragon+ app is your light in the dark, and your constant D&D companion.
Subscribe now to get the latest issue delivered straight to your iPad or iPhone. Editions of Dragon+ are available every 2 months for download via a FREE subscription. Subscriptions may be turned off by going to Account Settings after activation. Single copy issues are also available for FREE
Oh, cruel fate! To be an Android user in an uncaring, Apple-centric world! To have longed so for the return of Dragon, only to find only disappointment and sorrow in the Google Play apps section!
Curse you, Wizards! A pox upon thy house! May you step unshod upon thy children's Legos! May your citrus be forever dry and unappetizing! May your ice cream eternally plummet to the floor from atop its cone after a single lick!
Just downloaded. It's a Newstand app (digital magazine). The main screen has all their feeds (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.), and the top half of the page has the issues available (currently just one), with download links. The first issue contains:
Yeah, at my work everyone but me has an iPhone - hence getting our app approved by the App Store is a huge deal while making it available for Android users is an afterthought. And we're an international company, not even US based!
Nah. I'm guessing most of the stuff on the app will show up in other places as well. But I'm not holding out for a printed campaign supplement. There may be other support as well, but I'm not expecting much else for a while. I wasn't super invested in playing in the Realms myself, so it won't bother me too much.
But I am happy to see that there's some support there I'll get to read.