Saturday, June 16, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6/16/2012: Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free) has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free).

Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free) is priced at $1.99 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free) is described as follows:
Dead by Dawn--Or Even Sooner

You've been locked in a cemetery. Do you want the good news or bad news first? Well, the good news is the groundskeeper will unlock the gate at 6 a.m. The bad news is the cemetery is filled with flesh-eating zombies and other undead creatures! Can you survive until morning, or will you be Dead by Dawn?

Enjoy this fast-paced, first-person shooter game for your Android. Zombies are rendered in realistic, dimly-lit 3D, and they come crawling out of the woodwork. Upload your high scores to global online leaderboards.

To move around the cemetery, simply swipe the on-screen joystick. Try to keep moving or you risk being overwhelmed by zombies. Also, collect a variety of different weapons to defend yourself. To reload, just tap your on-screen ammo counter, then rock and roll!
Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free) is rated at 4.5 stars in Google Play and at 2.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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Don't get excited about the Dead by Dawn (Ad-Free) ratings in Google Play. That 4.5 star number comes with only two ratings. Meanwhile, the Amazon Appstore rating comes with 18. However, there is also a Dead by Dawn Lite in Google Play that has a rating of 3.7 stars, over 88 total.

Taking a look at the Amazon Appstore ratings, while there are the same spoof one-star ratings we always see, there are plenty of genuine ones, with the words "boring, force close, developer should be embarrassed" in them.

We'd pass on this one.

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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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