Sunday, October 07, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 7, 2012: Edge has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Edge.

Edge is priced at $2.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Edge is described as follows:
Mobigame's multi-awarded and critically acclaimed game is back!

Develop your telekinetic strength by pushing a Cube within a geometric universe.

Platforms, enigmas and reflexes combine to make EDGE a rich and very comprehensive game.
  • An original game ideally suited for mobile devices
  • 48 levels to challenge
  • 23 unique tunes!
  • New 3D graphic engine
  • A simple, addictive game for every type of player

This level was created by Zias, a 7-year-old EDGE fan! It's level 16 of the bonus pack. Thank you Zias & Two Tribes.
Edge has a 4.8-star rating in Google Play and 3.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore. With that agreement, we'd "buy" it now, while it is free.

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

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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