Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 2/7/2012: Math Training for Kids (ads free)

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Math Training for Kids (ads free).

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Math Training for Kids (ads free) doesn't seem to be the Android Market, although there is a free version there. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.

Math Training for Kids (ads free) is described as follows:
Math is Fun
Do you want to make sure math isn't your kid's "worst subject"? Make math fun for your child with Math Training for Kids. This app is a great way for your kids to practice their basic arithmetic and have a good time.

Customize Your Quiz

Choose from three difficulty levels, and the four signs of math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The player can mix and match any combination of math signs they wish to play. For example, the game can focus on only addition and subtraction, or focus on all four signs.

For each question, you're presented with five flower pots. Every time you answer a question correctly, a pretty sunflower comes to life. If you miss a question, you lose a flower. When you bring five sunflowers to life through the power of math, you're rewarded with a round of applause and a shimmering shooting star. Lose five flowers, and it's game over.

The player has a limited amount of time to answer each question. The higher the difficulty level, the more answers you have to choose from.

More Options

Math Training for Kids comes with a statistics screen so you keep track of your child's progress. You have the option of turning the sound effects and music off and on, as well as setting the questions' number range from 1 to 100.
Math Training for Kids (the ad-supported version) has a rating of 4.1 stars in the Android Market while this paid version is rated 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

It's not listed as an Amazon Appstore exclusive, but try as we might, we cannot find the app in the Android Market.

There is also a version in the Apple App Store ($1.99). That version doesn't have any ratings.

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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.


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