Friday, July 27, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 7/27/2012: Shape Safari Pro has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Shape Safari Pro.

Shape Safari Pro is priced at $0.99 in Google Play. It 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.

Shape Safari Pro is described as follows:
Shape Safari Pro is a puzzle game using shapes to challenge your visuospatial cognition. This is the very adult way of saying, "you get to play with shapes!"

Shape Shifting

The objective is to re-create the shape that's provided by first, choosing the correct shape, and second, manipulating it properly to make the perfect match. After you choose the shape, the manipulator options will automatically appear. The manipulators depict how the image will be affected using a constant sample image. If you need to smash your image, choose the manipulator that appears smashed.

Initially, this may seem like a simple task, however with each successful match, the puzzle's difficulty increases.

Puzzles increase in difficulty based on level and number of steps until completion. These are added along the bottom of the screen and provide additional points once you complete a puzzle. The more difficult the level and more steps involved, the higher the point value.

A Little Android Helper

If you make a mistake, use the undo button. If you are totally stuck, use the hint button. A miraculous little green Android will appear to save the day. It will undo your mistakes and point to the next correct move, but the rest is up to you.

Play an endless amount of puzzles and become a visuospatial genius. You can do it, and the miraculous little Android can help!

Shape Safari Pro is unrated (yes, unrated) in Google Play and has 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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In Google Play, the reason that there are no ratings is clear: the paid version of the app has only 10 - 50 installs. While the free version has 3.5-stars, it still has only between 1000 - 5000 installs and 15 ratings overall.

With a low- to mid-3 star rating, we'd probably "buy" this while it was free.

Official Licensed T-Shirts
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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