Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 9, 2012: Big Brain Quiz Gold

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Big Brain Quiz Gold.

Big Brain Quiz Gold is priced at $5.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $5.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Big Brain Quiz Gold is described as follows:
Do you want to know more?

Welcome to Big Brain Quiz!

Where is the deepest lake?
Which animals hibernate in winter?
Who is the director of “Forest Gump”?

Stollen, the sweet bread with dried fruits and nuts, covered with icing sugar, originated in which country?

Find the answers to these and lot more questions from almost every field of knowledge.

Improve your brain power in a race against time with more than 2500 questions from different categories:
  • Television
  • Celebrities
  • Video games
  • Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Hobbies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Literature
  • Humanities
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology... and more
Test your skills and compete against players from around the world via the newly implemented Open Feint.

Enjoy learning with the best looking quiz ever with smooth animations, pleasing sounds and intuitive interface.

We at Zariba would like to express our gratitude to all our fans and supporters! If you like our game please rate it with 5 stars. Thank you!
Big Brain Quiz Gold has a 5.0-star rating in Google Play and 1.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd say that reviewers have a wide spread or opinion on the app, except for the fact that Big Brain Quiz Gold in Google Play only has a single vote. We don't even need to look at the 40 votes at the Amazon Appstore to know one big negative: are you kidding with that $5.99 price?

In addition, we'd wonder - despite the fact that we usually don't allow permissions paranoia to overcome us - why this developer needs to access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There, it is also priced at $5.99, but has not received enough ratings to display

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).

Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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