Saturday, September 29, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Sept. 29, 2012: Pigment has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Pigment.

Pigment 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.

Pigment is described as follows:
Connect the colors by painting between them! Pigment is a puzzle game that is easy to pick up, but will you clear all 90 levels?
Pigment has a 4.7-star rating in Google Play, and a 3.0 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

Pigment's 4.7-star rating in Google Play comes with only seven, overall. the Amazon Appstore rating comes with only 19, overall. With that, we'd at least give it a try, because some love it, but the lack of instructions are a big issue.

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 (we just assume every day that it's going to be a game; it's gotten that bad). 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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