Sunday, November 04, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 4, 2012: Topple Drop has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Topple Drop.

Topple Drop is $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.

Topple Drop is described as follows:
New! Topple Drop now has a total of 90 levels (50 new ones)!

Use your noggin' deleting blue cubes and purple-blue platforms to topple the red one-eyed monsters from platforms without toppling the green cubes. Sound easy? It is at first, but then it gets more challenging. Topple Drop features challenging physics-based puzzles adding up to lots of fun for all ages.

*Note: The previous 40 levels are mixed in among the 90 as required to spread the challenges evenly.
Topple Drop has absolutely no rating in Google Play (explained by only having 5 - 10 installs), and has 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

There is a version of the app dubbed Topple Drop HD in the iOS App Store.  It is $1.99, but has a number of in-app purchases. The app is rated at 5 stars for the current version, but has only 5 ratings, period.

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.

No comments: