Thursday, August 02, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 8/2/2012: Master Gardener Pocket Guide has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Master Gardener Pocket Guide.

Master Gardener Pocket Guide is priced at $1.49 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.49 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Master Gardener Pocket Guide is described as follows:
How Does Your Garden Grow?

Master Gardener Pocket Guide, by SageMilk, is an Android app designed especially for gardeners who are enthusiastic about lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens. With this handy tool you will learn more than 650 gardening and horticulture terms through quizzes, a dictionary, and flashcards. Hundreds of full color photos will help you to identify and classify plants and related diseases.

  • Create your own flashcards and multiple-choice questions
  • Customize a glossary of plant terms
  • Send multiple-choice quiz questions to friends
  • Post your scores online for global ranking
  • Keep up to date with recent news and articles with the gardening newsfeed
Master Gardener Pocket Guide has a rating of 4.3 stars in Google Play and has 2.0 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 4.3-star rating in Google Play comes with only six overall, though. There are 14 ratings in the Amazon Appstore, but half of them are one-star. Although dubbed a "guide," most comments note it's really a quiz app, and a poorly done one, too.

This is a very niche type app, and we have been annoyed of late with's recent choices. They've - for the most part - been apps that appear to be solicited by their developers because no one is buying them.

Come on, How about giving free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as WidgetLocker Lockscreen instead of these 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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