The NOOK App store is closing, here‘s what we’re doing to help!
At the start of March 2016, Barnes & Noble have announced that they are closing their NOOK App store, meaning that NOOK owners can no longer buy new apps from that store, and it won’t be possible for developers (like Astraware) to submit updates to our games via that store.
We have a solution, however!
If you have a Nook HD, HD+, or any of the NOOK branded Samsung tablets, then it should be possible for you to use the Google Play store on these devices to get more recent versions of the Astraware games.
Free downloads at the Google Play Store
Look for the icon below for the game you'd like to upgrade - it will link directly to the Google Play Store for that game!
The downloads for each of these games are FREE and should work on your NOOK right away!
You will need to either have or create a free Google Account to download anything from this store, but you don't need to add any credit card details to be able to download these. ( If you do decide to buy any additional puzzle packs at a later point, you’ll need to have a Google Wallet account, which you can use for any purchases on the Google Play store. )
Just tap any of these icons to go to the page for that game, it will step you through setting up an account if you don't have one already. You can also try out any of the other games too, even if you hadn’t already purchased a copy on your NOOK!
When you install any of these, it may ask if you want to replace the existing version on your NOOK; Please answer ‘yes’ to this.
In some cases, you will lose any existing settings that you have for the game, which might include statistics, games in progress, casino wallet balance etc. If any of these are critical to you then you don’t need to upgrade right away, but since we can’t update the NOOK versions from now on, the only way we can support with updates and fixes is via the new versions. If you contact us via the support pages (preferably from the support built into the game itself!) we will do our best to help.
NOOK HD and HD+
If you have a NOOK HD or HD+ then you’ll have a bundled version of Astraware Crosswords already – it’s definitely worth you upgrading to the Google Play version which will give you extra daily puzzles and more features! Because of the way the NOOK software system works, there's a chance that the NOOK Store will try and restore the old version (we’re sorry – it wasn’t our design on that one!).
NOOK Color and Tablet
Unfortunately for NOOK Color and Tablet owners, these devices don’t have the Google Play store available, and so sadly that means we can’t provide updated versions of our games.
Thanks for all of your support on the NOOK platform – it’s been a lot of fun providing games for Barnes & Noble devices, especially giving us such a great reason to extend our range of word games! We look forward to having our NOOK fans join us with our Play versions from now on!
As always, if you have any problems or need any assistance, take a look at our FAQ pages, and contact us if you need to!
Howard & David, Astraware.