Monday, October 15, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 15, 2012: Call of Atlantis (Premium) has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Call of Atlantis (Premium).

Call of Atlantis (dubbed Full, not Premium) is priced at $2.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $4.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Call of Atlantis (Premium) is described as follows:
Atlantis is calling out to a true hero to save it from deadly peril! Set out on an exciting new quest in this spectacular mix of Match-3 and Adventure. Embark on a fascinating tile-swapping journey around the ancient lands of Rome, Greece, Troy, Phoenicia, Babylon, Egypt and Carthage to acquire seven mysterious crystals of power. Once collected and put together, they are able to restore the Altar of Poseidon and save the fabled sunken continent. Fully optimized for the touch screen, the game sets new quality standards for Android puzzle games with fantastic graphics and superb sound effects.

"A solid game with good gaming mechanics," -
"A fantastic app for everyone who loves puzzles and adventures," -
"A polished gem-matcher that combines match-3 gameplay with a little bit of story and adventure," -
"The replay value of this game is pretty amazing," -
"Exceptionally polished and professional," -

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Call of Atlantis (Full) has a 4.6-star rating in Google Play and (Premium) has a 4.5 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

It is somewhat confusing that there is a Call of Atlantis ($0.99) game in Google Play that has the same icon but a different developer.

Finally, finally, for consecutive, we have an app that has more than four ratings at Google Play. We were tired of seeing apps that had seen almost no attention at Google Play (as we said, the largest number of reviews was four). That implied was having developers desperate for attention come to them begging to be FAOTD.

This app has nearly 150 ratings at Google Play and with the agreement between the two stores, we'd say "buy" it while it is free.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store, priced at $2.99. It has a 4.5-star rating for the current version and 4-stars overall.

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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