Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App, 7/11/2012: '80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is '80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia.

'80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia 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.

'80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia is described as follows:
Totally Awesome 80's Music Trivia!

How well do you know the songs from the '80s? In this trivia quiz, we'll give you the first lines of hundreds of '80s songs, and you must give us the song title.

All of your favorite '80s artists are featured in the app...Superstars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and Prince. Supergroups like The Police, U2, Genesis, and Heart. '80s wunderkinds like Bananarama, Cyndi Lauper, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, The Bangles, and Tears for Fears. Plus all of the one-hit wonders such as A-ha, Katrina and the Waves, Madness, and Men Without Hats. They're all covered!

In addition, many of the questions feature unlockable tidbits that offer fun and interesting facts about the songs and artists. Try to unlock them all.
'80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia is rated at 5 stars in Google Play, and at 3.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The problem with the 5-star rating in Google Play is that, at the time of this writing, it comes via a single review of the app. Meanwhile, the 3.1-star rating in the Amazon Appstore should also be viewed suspiciously, as it comes with only 11 ratings, one of which was an obvious spoof 1-star rating.

The word "boring" was seen in Appstore reviews, though, as was the term "too hard." We'd have to think long and hard before deciding to "buy" this app.

Still, '80s Song Lyrics - Tidbit Trivia is also available in the iOS App Store for $0.99. There, it is much higher rated, at 4 stars for the current version and 4.5 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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