Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app for 8/14/2012: Brain Teaser

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Brain Teaser.

We couldn't find Brain Teaser in Google Play, although we did find the developer. 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.

Brain Teaser is described as follows:
Test and Expand Your Mind

Tease your mind and test your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) with Brain Teaser for Android.

Individual aptitude normally remains constant from one age to another, but brain twisters and teasers can increase your brain's power by exercising this intellectual muscle.

Grow Your Intellect

Brain Teaser presents questions with four multiple-choice answers. The questions are simply and understandably written, but the answers require careful methodic (sic) thought. Just guessing yields poor results. Forcing your mind to think logically and systematically to arrive at the correct answers provides the mental exercise for aptitude growth.

Benefits and Features

Brain Teaser measures your current mental acuity, and with use, can improve your brain's capacity to differentiate, analyze, reason out, and to apply knowledge. It can be one of the best ways available to engage your mind as well as to check your intelligence.
  • Help Children prepare for aptitude tests
  • Easily check your IQ and aptitude levels
  • Get quick brain test results
  • Test skill levels
  • Evaluate your overall IQ
Brain Teaser has a 1.8 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

5% - 15% Off Select TVs
This one is very easy to judge. We would definitely pass on this 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.

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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