Monday, October 22, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 22, 2012: has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Bridge Constructor.

Bridge Constructor is priced at $1.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Bridge Constructor is described as follows:
The #1 puzzle and simulation game now on Android!*

Construct a bridge with different materials, put it to the test using cars and trucks, and unlock the next brain-teasing level!

Explore the beautiful island nation of Camatuga and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridges you construct can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks.

You can choose between a range of materials for each individual bridge, such as wood, steel, cables, or concrete pillars. Use the appropriate materials and stay within budget to construct the perfect bridge. Thanks to the choice of materials, you can build each bridge in any number of ways – your budget is the only limit. Set your imagination and creativity free in this fun physics puzzle and simulation game!

*Note: The current version has not been optimized for Kindle Fire. There might occur problems on this device. Please test the FREE version (demo) first.
Bridge Constructor has a 4.5-star rating in Google Play and has 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The Google Play rating comes with over 1,700, so we'd say "buy" this game while it is free.

There is also a version of Bridge Constructor in the App Store, also priced at $1.99. The app has 4.5-star rating for the current version and a 4.5-star rating overall.

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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