Monday, October 08, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 8, 2012: Wacky Sound Effects has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Wacky Sound Effects.

Wacky Sound Effects 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.

Wacky Sound Effects is described as follows:
Wacky Sound Effects will bring that much needed wackiness to your Android device. Fire off more than 50 sound effects to annoy your friends and confuse your enemies. This app's collection includes Applause, Bike Horn, Fog Horn, Rubber Duck, Hello Baby, and more. The simple design is fast loading and not bogged down with slow loading graphics and boring sounds.
  • More than 50 wacky and memorable sound effects
  • Simple design and fast loading
  • Ideal for gags and the element of surprise
Wacky Sound Effects has a 5.0-star rating in Google Play and 2.5 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd say that reviewers have a wide spread or opinion on the app, except for the fact that Wacky Sound Effects in Google Play only has a single vote. Looking at the 14 votes at the Amazon Appstore, the following quotes pretty much sum it up:

“ Rating: 1-star to encourage this developer to find another job and stop writing apps. ” Ellen Ripley
“ I didn't find this app to be particularly wacky. ” Chris Hedeen
“ Don't waste your time to download this app. ” jjceo

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There, it was last updated in 2010, and has no ratings displayed.

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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