Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 1/31/2012: Learning to Draw is Fun

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Learning to Draw is Fun.

Buy flowers online
Learning to Draw is Fun is priced at $1.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.

Great pricing on mobile phones!
Learning to Draw is Fun is described as follows:
If Rembrandt and Picasso had smartphones as kids, Learning to Draw is Fun would have been their favorite app. If you want to teach your kids how to draw, try this easy and fun app. Learning to Draw is Fun allows kids to try their hand at 20 different pictures, and then gives them a full color palette to finish their masterpiece.

Art School on Your Android Device

First, the budding artist chooses which design to draw. Learning to Draw is Fun features twenty cute pictures including a butterfly, snowman, pig, flower, and birthday cake. The artist then follows four easy steps to reproduce the picture. You can erase the picture at any time.

Artsy Tools

Once the picture is done, the child can go to a full color palette to finish the picture. Choose from 15 different colors with six different brush stroke sizes.

Share the picture through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter, or set it as a wallpaper. You can also get the details of the picture's file size and resolution within the app.

Warning: This app may inspire your child to become an art major. But at least your kid won't be drawing on the living room wall.
Learning to Draw is Fun has a rating of 5.0 stars in the Android Market and is rated at 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Barnes & Noble
To be clear, Learning to Draw is fun has 5.0 stars in the Android Market because there are only two ratings posted there. The app was first posted in Sept. 2011, meaning it hasn't gotten much traction there.

Overall, the app has between 100-500 installs in the Android Market. In the Amazon Appstore, where it has 36 reviews, nine are 1-star, and 2 are 2-star. It was described as "too easy," or even "crap" in the Appstore reviews.

Protect Your Computer Files
Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.

Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.


No comments: