Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day for 7/3/2012: 4th of July Mahjong

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is 4th of July Mahjong.

4th of July Mahjong is priced at $0.99 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

4th of July Mahjong is described as follows:
Yankee Doodle...Mahjong!

Celebrate the 4th of July with 4th of July Mahjong! With six themed layouts, great patriotic music, beautiful backgrounds and tiles, you're sure to keep coming back for more fun this Independence Day and all year long.

4th of July Mahjong is a themed version of classic mahjong solitaire. Match identical tiles in pairs to eliminate them from the mahjong board. Choose the right path of matches and you will essentially remove all the tiles from the board. Remove all the tiles and you win.

4th of July Mahjong is designed to help out your mahjong solitaire game. If you click on a tile which cannot be used, the tiles unusable at the time will gray out and you can clearly see which mahjong tiles can be selected at that point in time. Also, one hint per game is allowed for free, and you can get unlimited hints just by kindly sharing us on Facebook with all your friends.
4th of July Mahjong has no ratings - none - at the time of this writing - in Google Play and is rated at 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The developer has tons of Mahjong variants in Google Play, so this is probably just a "theme" on top of his core code. It hasn't received much attention on Google Play, with only 10-50 downloads, explaining why the developer has made his app free (we're guessing he asked for it) on the Amazon Appstore.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.

Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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