Thursday, December 06, 2012

Amazon Appstore free app of the day for Dec. 6, 2012: Fields of Glory

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Fields of Glory.

Fields of Glory (as Dr Panda's Hospital - Vet Game) 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.

Fields of Glory is described as follows:
The Fields of Glory. It is now your chance to put yourself in the middle of the real tank battle. A choice of tanks, weapons as well as challenges are awaiting you through out the game.

The levels start easy, however, don't expect this to last.

As you become an experienced tank commander, you will have to find new strategies to destroy your enemy.

For each successful mission you'll end up with points and super weapons if you lucky to catch them. Now, put on your tanker gear and go forward for the victory!!
Fields of Glory is rated at 5.0 stars in Google Play, and has 3.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

To be clear, though, its score in the Play Store has only three ratings. However, combined with the Amazon Appstore score, it's good enough to "buy" this app while it is free.

There is a version in the iOS App Store. There it is priced at $0.99 but does not have enough ratings to display.

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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