Friday, May 11, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 5/11/2012: iRewardChart has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is iRewardChart.

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iRewardChart is priced at $3.99 in Google Play, and it is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

iRewardChart is described as follows:
The reward system has always been an effective parenting technique, and now the iRewardChart can go everywhere you and your child go. The iRewardChart makes it easy to teach your child how to understand consequences, incentives, patience, and the value of setting goals and working to achieve them.

How iRewardChart Works

The iRewardChart app makes it easy to reward your children for good behavior and keep them motivated. Simply type their name, select a few tasks from the list of suggestions, and reward their accomplishments with a single tap in the weekly chart.

The app also allows you to set up abstract goals like "Patience" and "Sharing with Others" in order to reinforce the values you want your child to learn. When stars have been earned, your child can pick from the default list of suggested rewards, or you can customize the rewards (e.g., "$2 Pocket Money" or "One Hour of TV").

iRewardChart Recognition

While the iReward App has been busy implementing an effective reward system, it's gotten quite a bit of recognitions itself!
  • Recipient of "Best Parenting App" award two years in a row (2010, 2011) via
  • Featured on NBC Today Show, CNET's top5, AOL's (ParentDish) top10 parenting app, CNN-Money
  • Featured under Apple iTunes AppStore "Busy Parents" essentials
TKWeek is rated at 3.9 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 3.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The awards the iOS version has won, along with a high 3-star rating between both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore tells us this is a decent app; buy it now while it's free.

As you might expect from the name, iRewardChart is available in the App Store, as well, also for $3.99.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. The current version is rated at 2.5 stars; overall it has a 4 star rating, pointing to bugs in the latest revision. 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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