Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app for 8/8/2012: Mysteryville: Detective Story has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Mysteryville: Hidden Object Detective Story .

Mysteryville: Hidden Object Detective Story is priced at $2.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Mysteryville: Hidden Object Detective Story is described as follows:
Can You Find the Town's Missing Cats?

Sinister things are happening in Mysteryville: all the cats have disappeared from this little town. Young journalist Laura Winner starts to investigate this odd crime. Using her wits and courage she becomes a true detective and starts to discover all of Mysteryville's secrets. Laura needs to traverse her way through more than 20 locations, interview the town's residents, figure out their clues, and find all the evidence that she'll need to solve the mystery of the vanishing cats.

Only a true detective can find the missing felines. Intriguing puzzles, hidden object searches, and a funny adventure are waiting for you in Mysteryville. This classic hidden object game will be appreciated by cats and kitten lovers alike!
Mysteryville: Hidden Object Detective Story has a rating of 4.2 stars in Google Play and a 3.4 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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To be clear, the 4.6-star rating in Google Play comes with 225 ratings. That is pretty compelling. Meanwhile, there are 45 ratings in the Amazon Appstore. has had a trend of late, picking a number of apps that have almost no uptake in Google Play as the FAOTD, so this is a good app to see. Still, we're still disappointed in We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as Tasker instead of niche apps or endless games.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store.  It is priced at $1.99 and has a rating of 4-stars  for the current version, but 2.5-stars overall.  That's right, for the second time in two days, the iOS version is much lower rated than the Android version.

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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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