Thursday, August 23, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app, 8/23/2012: Uniwar HD has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is UniWar HD.

UniWar HD is priced at $4.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $4.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

UniWar HD is described as follows:
  • 3 races, each with eight varied units.
  • 3500+ maps to choose from with up to 8 players.
  • Play up to 20 games at once.
  • Team play allows 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4.
  • Campaign Mode with 21 missions.
  • Play modes: Multiplayer online, vs. the phone AI, vs. a friend on the same phone (hot seat), and Campaign mode.
  • Worldwide Global Ladder.
  • Create or join several games.
  • Email notifications when it is your turn.
  • In-game chat channel and server main chat room.
  • Dedicated game ladder.
  • Rated or unrated game selection.
  • Game settings include fog of war and online bots.
  • Animated units during play.
  • 5 terrain themes.
  • Cross-platform game. Play your friends even if they are on Android.
  • Dedicated website.
UniWar HD has a 4.5-star rating in Google Play, and a 4.6 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 4.5-star rating in Google Play comes with nearly 1,800 ratings. With that, plus the Amazon Appstore rating, which - granted - comes from only 19 reviews, we'd say "buy" this while it's free.

There is also a version of Uniwar HD in the iOS App Store.  It is priced at $0.99, and has a rating of 4.5 stars for the current version and 3.5 stars overall.

Despite the fact that we finally have a highly rated free app, we continue to be disappointed by the Amazon Appstore FAOTD. It began promisingly enough, with Angry Birds Rio, but we've gotten tired of the endless games or niche apps, and especially apps which have no uptake in Google Play, and seem to be FAOTD as a desperation move by the developer. We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as CalenGoo instead of niche apps or endless games.

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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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