Thursday, July 12, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 7/12/2012: Word Shaker has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Word Shaker.

Word Shaker 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.

Word Shaker is described as follows:
Shake 'n' Spell

Shake things up with Word Shaker, a challenging word search game for your Android device. Your goal is to earn the most points by finding words in a grid.

Jump from letter to adjoining letter in any direction. Each letter has a particular point value, and you earn bonuses the longer the word gets. If you get stuck, just shake your device to scramble the letters!

Plenty of Options

Word Shaker gives you lots of ways to play. Choose from board sizes ranging from 4x4 to 8x8, adjust the time limit, and use the text-to-speech capability to hear the pronunciations of the words you find.

A Complete Shakedown

The fast, unlimited board generator cuts down your wait, while word circling is easy and smooth. You get a full report of found and missed words after the game, so you can fully assess how you did. Compete with friends and strangers around the world on the online leader boards.
Word Shaker is rated at 4.6 stars in Google Play, and at 4.4 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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While the 4.6-star rating in Google Play comes with only 16 ratings at the time of this writing, the 4.4-star in the Amazon Appstore, while also coming with only 28 ratings, seems to give the app enough of a push to make it a "buy it while it's free" game.

There is also a free version of the app in Google Play that is rated at 4.3 stars.

Still, Word Shaker is also available in the iOS App Store for $0.99. There, it is also high-rated, at 4.5 stars for the current version and 4 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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