Sunday, May 13, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 5/13/2012: Pot Smash has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Pot Smash.

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Pot Smash is not available in Google Play, but the free Pot Smash Free is. 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.

Pot Smash is described as follows:
Simply Smashing

Have you ever just felt like smashing everything in sight? You know, like Anarchist protesters in a march through a downtown commercial district? Well, if you like not getting arrested while smashing stuff, you'll have a simply smashing time with Pot Smash. In this brain challenging game, let your fingers do the virtual smashing with no harm done to public or private property. Combine thinking skills required with quick, rapier-like swipes to smash every pot in sight.


Features include achievement awards, addictive gameplay, and five unique game modes, including Teapot Match-up, Smash Typing, 3 Letter Words, Zen Smash, and Relax Mode.
Pot Smash (the free version) is rated at 4.7 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The negative ratings at the Amazon Appstore indicate that the game gets old fast, meaning it's too easy and you can beat it - completely - in just a short time.

As far as why there is no paid version in Google Play, it's not unusual for a developer to place a paid version in the Amazon Appstore while leaving it out of Google Play, citing restrictions in Google Play.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store, free. That version has a rating of 5.0 stars for the current version, and 4 stars overall. There is a paid $0.99 expansion pack that is an in-app purchase.

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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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