Thursday, October 25, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 25, 2012: Witches' Brew has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Witches' Brew.

Witches' Brew does not appear in Google Play, although there is both a book and a similar named app. 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.

Ghost Radar: LEGACY is described as follows:
Witches’ Brew offers action-packed Halloween fun for the whole family. In this game, you’ll help the funniest witch you have ever seen collect the correct ingredients for her spells. But make sure you avoid touching the mushroom and the voodoo doll while you master all the potions.

Witches’ Brew includes a physics-enabled collision system, a cinematic soundtrack, funny animations, HD graphics, easy tilt control gameplay, two difficulty settings, 100 levels….that’s one witchin’ app!
Witches' Brew has 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

There are only eight ratings in the Amazon Appstore at the time of this writing, but it's free, so we'd say "buy" this game while it is free.

There is a version of the app in the iOS App Store.  It is priced at $0.99 and but does not have enough ratings to display.

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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