Monday, September 10, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Sept. 10, 2012: Parachute has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Parachute.

Parachute 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.

Parachute is described as follows:
NOTE: Updated to run on Kindle Fire!

Guide Paraman through 40 levels of intense Parachuting fun!

If you enjoy classic jumping games such as Doodle Jump, NinJump and Abduction! then you will love this variation which takes the genre and turns it on its head. Parachute jump down through 40 fun packed levels avoiding obstacles, collecting power-ups and completing each as fast as possible to achieve the maximum score.

But be warned! Mysterious creatures plot to thwart your progress as you fall.... Can you chase them back to their home world?

Simple tilt controls, five unique themed areas and two modes of play provide a varied, challenging and fun game for kids and adults alike.

You are Paraman. A slightly unhinged, but incredibly skillful Parachutist. Have you got what it takes to parachute jump down through 40 challenging levels, jam packed with deadly obstacles, to reach the final landing pad.

Parachute through 5 uniquely themed areas:
  • Mountains
  • Jungle
  • Desert
  • Area 51.2
  • Space
Each area contains 8 hand crafted levels with unique obstacles to avoid.

Dodge moving platforms, falling objects, killer bees, angry yetis, UFOs, rockets, rocks, flying pigs, and a whole lot more.


Tilt your phone left and right to move and up and down to adjust your speed.

Uses accelerometer and touch for control.

The faster you fall down the higher score you will achieve, but be careful, avoiding those obstacles will require careful control.

Post your scores online and compete for the top spot in the Parachute leaderboards!
Parachute has a 3.8-star rating in Google Play, and a 3.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

The 3.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore comes with only nine reviews, and most of them are just that: 3-star ratings. Meanwhile, the 4.6-star rating in Google Play comes with only 12 reviews. Neither is enough to make a solid decision on the app.

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.

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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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