Calling all Pottermore users: The Pottermore Guide App is right for you!

The Potion page as it appears in the app.

The Potion page as it appears in the app.

A handy app for Pottermore players who demand 100% completion rate

In November 2013, Pottermore was made available for tablets and smartphones. The mobile version added a whole new level of excitement for fans who can’t get enough of the game and want to play while on the bus or taking a little break from work.

With the release of Pottermore for mobile came the development of a simple game guide for players. It’s not an official release by J.K. Rowling or Sony but it’s a pretty good app for those who want to fill their progress bar in the game quickly. For those who do not have a lot of time to search for every spider or dust cloud in the game, here’s the Pottermore Guide app for you.

The Pottermore Guide App

Finding items in the game can sometimes be exhausting, as players of Pottermore need to explore every nook and cranny in order to find things that will fill up their progress bar. Thankfully, the Pottermore Guide App is there for players who are stuck in the game. All players need to do is select a book and a chapter in order to find the information they’re looking for. Screenshots of in-game items and the locations where players can find them are also included in the app for easier hunting. Apart from being a handy item checklist, The Pottermore Guide also gives players hints on how to progress further in the game, whether it’s finding hidden Hinkypunks or solving gnome problems in the garden.

Don’t worry about running the app on the background all the time, as it doesn’t take a lot of juice out of the battery. The Pottermore Guide is only available for Android phones and that means programs that don’t close automatically. Gaming site Pocket Fruity warns first-time Android users to keep their apps in check since many of them drain the battery very quickly even when they’re only running on the background. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with this app.

The Pottermore Guide App has a complete checklist for the first 5 books, and is currently up to date with some Moments for book 6. This is a contributed post. Though our fan website, Pottermore News, endorses the Pottermore Guide App, the app has not received official endorsement from J.K. Rowling, Pottermore, or all related companies and peoples. 

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A Quick Update on Pottermore Tutorials

A month after we began releasing them, tutorials for all eighteen chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have been released. You can view all of them here.

Now, I suspect that you’re thoughts immediately go to Prisoner of Azkaban tutorials… don’t get ahead of yourself.

This weekend, we will be releasing a guided tutorial through the making of the Polyjuice Potion and Swelling Solution, two potions that many users have found difficult to brew.

After this, we will begin releasing our tutorial guides through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. We will first release individual tutorials for the first installment, which includes the first seven chapters of the book. Once Pottermore releases the second installment of the book, we will go along and release our tutorials for them. We plan to upload these as soon as possible so you will be able to use them if you need help in the initial run through of the chapters. That is our plan now, and it is subject to change.

If you have any ideas or requests for our Prisoner of Azkaban tutorials, feel free to leave them in the comments. We love to hear from our fans to give them the best guides possible.

Pottermore opens Chamber of Secrets to all

Today, Pottermore released the first four chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to all of Pottermore. This release follows yesterday’s release to Slytherin House, who gained 24-hour early access to the new book for winning the House Cup.

This release came with a tweet and an Insider post, contrary to yesterday’s release which came with a notification on Pottermore. In the post, they announced that the book would  be released three parts, with the next batch of chapters available in the coming weeks. They will be releasing chapters five through (meaning including) eleven next, and then twelve to eighteen after that.

Pottermore also commented that ‘all Pottermore students will be able to purchase their second year school books from Diagon Alley, as of tomorrow.’ We’ll be sure to report it on our Twitter and later on here whenever it becomes available. This will likely occur between 6am-11am EST.

Over the morning, we have been working on some guides for the chapters on Pottermore. If you are having some trouble with a moment or cannot find a chocolate frog card, you can use these guides to help you. The list is below.

Guide to Book Two: Chapter One – The Worst Birthday

Guide to Book Two: Chapter Two- Dobby’s Warning

Guide to Book Two: Chapter Three- The Burrow

Guide to Book Two: Chapter Four- At Flourish and Blotts

Speaking of guides, we will be making an announcement about our experience guides soon, so be sure to check back in a few days. We’re planning on doing something totally different and a lot easier for us, but most importantly, for you.

Pottermore Tutorials Chapters 1-5

In a previous post we announced our Pottermore tutorial series, in which we will be guiding you through all of Pottermore. If you are staying connected on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, you will recall that we have uploaded tutorials for chapters 1-5. For those waiting on the videos, we have linked them below with a brief description.

Pottermore Tutorial: Chapter One

In which we guide you through the beginning chapter of book one, “The Boy Who Lived”, and revealing some new information from J.K. Rowling on Number Four, Privet Drive and Measurements.

Pottermore Tutorial: Chapter Two

In this video we guided viewers through chapter two, “The Vanishing Glass”, exploring the zoo and finding some backstory on Mr. and Mrs. Dursley.

Pottermore Tutorial: Chapter Three

In the third episode of our series, we discuss one of our favorite moments; The Hut on the Rock in chapter three of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “The Letters From No One”.

Pottermore Tutorial: Chapter Four

The fourth edition of our tutorial series brought us into the hut on the rock, in which Hagrid reveals to Harry that he is a wizard. We learn about J.K. Rowling’s Ghost Plots and collect a few useful items.

Pottermore Tutorial: Chapter Five

The most recent episode of the series is a rather important one, in which we guide viewers through Diagon Alley, sharing personal opinions on what to buy and what not. We also visit Ollivanders and receive our wand.

Our Pottermore Guide: Take the survey

We are currently hard-at-work writing our guide to the first Pottermore experience, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It will include in-depth outlines to every moment. The guide will give the locations to collectible objects, how to unlock JK Rowling’s new content, lists from-the-story descriptions and interactive experiences.

The guide is at an astounding 82 pages, and the current version is only a draft. We would like to reduce the number of pages. By doing this, we would take out some unnecessary content. Though, what is unnecessary to us may be needed by you, the reader. For this reason, we have written up a survey that we would like you to complete. The survey will help us decide on what to take out, keep in, and with further revisions.

No matter what happens, the guide will be released online on February 20, 2012 where it will be downloadable at the respective places. Please take the time to take the survey, as it will be very helpful for us and other readers.

If you cannot take the survey for any reason, you can always share with us your thoughts on here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or you can email us.

TAKE THE SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE!

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