Sunday, August 05, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app, 8/5/2012: Gravity Words has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Gravity Words.

Gravity Words 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.

Gravity Words is described as follows:
Ready for a new kind of world building game? Get ready for Gravity Words. The game includes four different modes: Classic, Word Completion, Word Match, and Multiplayer. Act fast, and tap the letters as they fall to build words, complete challenges, and dominate your friends. The game modes include:
  • Classic: Standard point race. Complete as many three to seven letter words as you can in three minutes, and unlock all of the achievements.
  • Word Match Mode: Try to build the chosen words as fast as you can before time runs out.
  • Word Completion Mode: Starting small, you must complete words with various letters pre-chosen, until you must spell five, six, and seven letter words all while the difficulty keeps climbing.
  • Multiplayer: Two players go head to head in a combat style word building match. Each player has five different power ups to use against their opponent, all re-usable. These power ups include: Slow Gravity, Fast Gravity, Destruction, Half Word Score, and Blackout. The first player to reach 800 points wins.
Gravity Words has absolutely no rating in Google Play and a 4.1 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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The app has no rating in Google Play because it has only between 5 - 10 installs. That's despite being introduced to Google Play in February. It continues a trend of late in the Amazon Appstore, of picking apps (or being solicited by the devs) that have little to no uptake. There is a version in Google Play that is free and ad-supported, but that has a single four-star rating.

We're very disappointed in We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as WidgetLocker Lockscreen instead of niche apps or endless games.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store, but it doesn't appear to be from the same developer.  It is priced at $0.99, but has insufficient ratings to display.

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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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