Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 21, 2012: Cooking Conversions has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Cooking Conversions.

Cooking Conversions 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.

Cooking Conversions is described as follows:
Over 300 cooking conversions including

- 70 volume conversions found in the kitchen (cups, teaspoons, pints etc.),
- 5 temperature conversions,
- 22 weight conversions,
- over 200 ingredient conversions and even
- 10 butter conversions (convert between sticks of butter and grams, cups, tablespoons etc.),
- oven and yeast conversions
Cooking Conversions is rated at 4.2 stars in Google Play, and has 2.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore. The good thing is, for the first time in recent memory, this is not a video game.

Still, as one review says, "Ingredient conversions aren't even wrong. They make zero sense."

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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