Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 4/23/2012: Kokabot has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Kokabot.

Find or Create Hilarious Merchandise at CafePress
Kokabot is only available as Kokabot Free in Google Play, and it is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Kokabot is described as follows:
If you're up for a unique puzzle challenge, try Kokabot. This physics-based game for your Android device is visually simple, yet it demands clever strategic thinking to conquer. And it's fun, too!

Your job is to collect stars as you blast around a world of simple colors and shapes. Kokabot, a bulls eye-like orb that you propel through the air with your finger, is there to help you. Just place your finger behind Kokabot, pull back, then release to send your odd little assistant flying through the air.

Kokabot, Super Star Collector

The game seems simple at first, but don't be fooled. You'll soon be steering Kokabot through complex patterns, twisting tunnels, and more as you sleuth out ways to get more stars.

Progress through 20 levels of difficulty as you master each challenge. Can you collect all the stars on every level? There's only one way to find out. Get started!
Kokabot (as Kokabot Free) is rated at 4.6 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

As for why there is no paid version in Google Play, developers have said before that they were unable to offer a paid version in Google Play because of restrictions in the store. This is probably the same case.

In terms of ratings, the game is downrated because it is rather short (20 levels), lack of instructions, and questions on why the app requires Internet access.  In addition, just a glance at the screenshots shows the game has sub-par graphics.

MindManager Free 30 Day Trial
Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. 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. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

No comments: