Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app for Sept. 4, 2012: Daily Cardio Workout

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

Daily Cardio Workout 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.

Daily Cardio Workout is described as follows:
Daily Cardio Workout contains two 5 to 10 minute daily cardio routines for men and women that step you through twenty of the best cardio exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. These proven exercises, demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, will whip you into shape in no time.

The routine's simple interface, complete with video and timer, allows you to easily follow along and understand each exercise.

FULL VERSION features:
* Two workouts
* Random & custom workouts
* Landscape mode & ad-free
Daily Cardio Workout has a 4.8-star rating in Google Play, and a 4.1 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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These Daily Workouts are always highly rated, and the Daily Cardio Workout is no exception. We've seen them appear as FAOTD several times before. Buy it now while it's free.

It's a better-than-normal app for the Amazon Appstore. In general we continue to be disappointed with the FAOTD program. 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.

There is a Daily Cardio Workout app in the iOS App Store priced at $0.99. It has 4.5 stars overall, but hasn't received enough ratings for the current version 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.

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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