Saturday, September 08, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Sept. 8, 2012: WordPoly has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is WordPoly.

WordPoly is priced at $2.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.50 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

WordPoly is described as follows:
Word game. WordPoly is THE game for all Scrabble and crossword lovers.
WordPoly is a great word game where you try to create as many words as you can from the given set of letters. All the letters together define one whole word. Each word must contain the letter in the middle and the words must be at least 4 letters in length. You can use each letter only once in a word.

Keywords: word game, word, game, polygon, times, letters, puzzle, scrabble, cross words
WordPoly has a 4-star rating in Google Play, and a 2.8 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 4-star rating in Google Play comes with only one rating. Thus, we'd discard that, and look at the Amazon Appstore rating, instead with 25 reviews. We'd skip this app.

There is a SimplePhysics app in the iOS App Store priced at $1.99. It has no ratings as there have not been enough to display any.

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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