Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day is Kids Trucks: Puzzles

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Kids Trucks: Puzzles.

Kids Trucks: Puzzles is free, but ad-supported, 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.

Kids Trucks: Puzzles is described as follows:
****** Launch Special ******

To celebrate the launch of our 6th app (Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles), Kids Trucks: Puzzles will be $.99 for a limited time!

Do your kids love trucks? Do they love puzzles? Look no further. Kids Trucks: Puzzles is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids from ages 1 to 6.

If you have questions, need support, or have a suggestion, please email us at: orionsmason@gmail.com

Privacy Policy -
This app:
- Does not contain ads
- Does not contain links to social networks
- Does not use data collection tools
- Does not contain any in-app purchases
Kids Trucks: Puzzles is rated at 4.5 stars in Google Play, and has 4.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

To be clear, that 4.5-star rating in Google Play comes with over 1,700 overall. With these ratings, we'd say "buy" this app while it is free.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There it is free, but has an in-app purchase to unlock the full game. It has 4 stars for both the current and overall ratings.

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.

The app also has a version in the App Store. There, it is $0.99, but has a number of in-app purchases. There is no rating for the current version, but overall, it has 4 stars.

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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