Friday, October 26, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 26, 2012: Slashing Pumpkins has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Slashing Pumpkins.

Slashing Pumpkins 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.

Slashing Pumpkins is described as follows:
This game's challenge is to score as high as you can by using your finger to slash as many pumpkins as you can. But be careful, there is a bomb in the background. If you slash it, the game is over. As you score higher, the game speeds up and makes avoiding the bomb all the more difficult.
Slashing Pumpkins has no ratings in Google Play, and has 2.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

This is the second day of Amazon's week of Halloween-related free app of the day selections (which isn't necessarily a good thing). We'd say skip this app, despite it being 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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