Friday, April 27, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 4/27/2012: Recipe Guru Pro has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Recipe Guru Pro.

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Recipe Guru Pro is priced at $1.49 in Google Play, and it is normally priced at $1.49 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Recipe Guru Pro is described as follows:
Discover a World of Flavors

A world of sumptuous cuisines beckons you at Recipe Guru, where you can find practically anything and everything that your taste buds crave. Recipe Guru Pro comprises a database for thousands of professionally-tested recipes from famous cookbooks, magazines, and chefs.

Explore Your Palate

Recipe Guru offers more than 35 different cuisines, from southwestern U.S. flavors to Filipino delicacies, and from mouth-watering Greek dishes to heart-warming kimchi. Choose any cuisine, and the categories below--including breads, vegetables, soups, poultry, and 20 other categories--change according to what Recipe Guru offers for that cuisine.

As if all of these choices aren't enough, Recipe Guru Pro provides special sections, including:
  • Kids Recipes: healthier choices for tasty treats, plus dozens of baby food recipes
  • Pet Recipes: forget the fillers in commercial foods and serve up smarter kibble
  • Cocktail Recipes: shaken, stirred, blended, and poured for your next mixer
  • Diet Recipes: hearty healthy choices, diabetic alternatives, Weight Watchers options (with points), and much more
Widen Your Culinary Horizons

Explore the world of fine cooking and baking with Recipe Guru Pro, and try thousands of new things, from Hot Potato Salad with Bacon Specks to Miso Shiru (Japanese Miso soup with bean curd and spinach). Too exotic for your first taste test? Make your own English muffins--it's unbelievably easy--or try a quick and simple vegetable stir fry. Mark your favorites to make them again, and take note of the nutritional information provided for each dish.
Recipe Guru Pro is rated at 4.7 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.   With those ratings, if you are a "foodie," buy it while it's free.

Don't get sucked in by the fact that Audubon Birds: A Field Guide to North American Birds is currently priced at $0.99 in Google Play. It's a limited-time sale based on John J. Audubon's Birthday with a Regular price of $19.99 - or twice that of the Amazon Appstore normal price.

The app is also available in the iOS App Store, where it is normally $14.99, but currently priced at $0.99 for the same reason as above: Audubon's birthday. That app has a 4.5 rating for the current version and 4 stars overall.

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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.

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