Monday, May 07, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day for 5/7/2012: Word Grid Solver has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Word Grid Solver.

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Word Grid Solver is priced at $1.99 in Google Play, and it is normally priced at $2.00 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Word Grid Solver is described as follows:
What's your favorite mobile word game? Scrabble? No matter what game you play, you only need one app to get help when you need it: Word Grid Solver.

Word Grid Solver will help you find the highest-scoring word possible, quickly and easily. First, choose the particular game you are playing from the displayed list. Word Grid Solver automatically configures the board for that particular game. The app takes into account the multipliers on the board, and the points for each tile.

Next, set up the board and your rack to match your current game by entering the letters into the app. Hit Solve, and the Word Grid Solver immediately lists and displays all the best possible word(s) you can play, along with their point values. Furthermore, you can save boards, and switch between them to track multiple games. Good luck!
Word Grid Solver is rated at 3.8 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 2.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Word Grid Solver's lower rating at the Amazon Appstore can be boiled down to a) bugs, b) it's a cheat. That's right, at is heart, this app is a way to cheat at games like Scrabble when the other player can't see you cheating.

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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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