Saturday, October 20, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 20, 2012: Nuke Your Neighbor has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Nuke Your Neighbor.

Nuke Your Neighbor 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.

Nuke Your Neighbor is described as follows:
Nuke Your Neighbor puts both your strategic skills and reflexes to the test like no other card game out there. Compete against three other players to see who can get rid of all their cards first! Earn all 15 Awards and build your player record for endless hours of exciting gameplay.
Nuke Your Neighbor has a 5.0-star rating in Google Play and has 2.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

That 5.0-star rating in Google Play comes with just three ratings. Thus, we have to look to the Amazon Appstore reviews for guidance. Much of the negativity around the app is related to permissions.

There is also a version of Nuke Your Neighbor in the App Store, with a $0.99 price. The app has not received enough ratings to display an average for the current version, but has a 5-star rating overall, with just nine ratings.

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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