Friday, June 15, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App, 6/15/2012: World Cricket Championship - Pro has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is World Cricket Championship - Pro.

World Cricket Championship - Pro used is priced at $3.00 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $3.00 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

World Cricket Championship - Pro is described as follows:
Game of Champions

The tension, the fun, the high voltage drama; it's all here in World Cricket Championship - Pro. This 3D-style cricket game takes you into the arena of international cricket, offering two game modes for twice the intensity.

Up to bat

In Quick Play, choose your own team and your opponent. Batsmen are pre-chosen, but you select your bowlers from the players available. By winning the toss you have the option to bat or ball first. You can play either a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 over match. If you are a first-time player, try Quick Play mode a few times before you move on to Tournament mode.

In Tournament mode, two groups play simultaneously, though you only confront the team from the other group at the quarter-final level. Choose your own side and play against the specified team. As in Quick Play, batsmen are specified, but you can select your bowlers. Win at least four games out of six to avoid elimination and enter the quarter-finals. Elimination automatically ends the tournament. Quarter-finals and semi-finals are knock-out rounds. Win your quarter-final to enter the semi-final round, then progress toward the championship match.
World Cricket Championship - Pro is rated at 3.4 stars in Google Play and at 4.0 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

5% - 15% Off Select TVs
It's been a while since we've seen a FAOTD application in both the Amazon Appstore and Google Play. Lately, the FAOTD has either been in Google Play only as a free app, or not at all. It's certainly different to see the Amazon Appstore rating higher than the Google Play one, as typically the Amazon Appstore has at least a few "spoof" one-star ratings, and usually far less overall, meaning the spoof ratings really hurt the overall rating.

In this case there are 50 Amazon Appstore ratings, and 78 Google Play ratings. There is also a free Google Play version (ad-supported) that has nearly 700 ratings and 4.2 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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