Monday, May 28, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 5/28/2012: Bedside Alarm Clock has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Bedside Alarm Clock.

Bedside Alarm Clock is priced at $1.99 in Google Play; 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.

Bedside Alarm Clock is described as follows:
Your alarm clock shouldn't just be an alarm clock anymore. With the Bedside Alarm Clock app, your Android device can double as your new-and-improved, feature-packed, wake-up call. Fall asleep and wake up to your favorite music and enjoy a gorgeous LED display, among many other features that your old alarm clock could only dream of.

Customize Your Clock

It could be the last thing you see before you drift off to sleep, so you should at least like the way it looks. The Bedside Alarm Clock app has a stylish LED display with customizable LED color. Display the day of the week, and choose to use a 12-or 24-hour time display. Additionally, it looks great in either portrait or landscape orientation.

As you drift off to sleep, play music from your music library or choose from five relaxing soundtracks. Set the timer to play the sleep- inducing sounds for up to three hours.

Wakey, Wakey

Just as pleasantly as it sends you off to sleep, it should wake you from your peaceful slumber. Choose from 14 high-quality alarm sounds, or use a song from your music library. Set unlimited, customizable repeatable alarms. For those notorious for accidentally turning off their alarm, the slide stop helps to prevent over-sleeping. Don't worry, you can always use the snooze button, and set the duration for your preference.
Bedside Alarm Clock has a 3.5 star rating in Google Play. It is rated at 2.5 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Bedside Alarm Clock only has two ratings in Google Play, and somewhere between 10-50 installs. There is also a free version in Google Play but even that has only 9 ratings for a 3.8 star average. It appears this is another of those apps in Google Play that simply hasn't managed to gain any traction.

It's probably a mid-3 app, as there are only 13 ratings in the Amazon Appstore, and when you include the obligatory spoof one-star ratings, the developer's rating is unfairly hurt by faux ratings.

You can see a slideshow of screenshots here.

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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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