Monday, December 10, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 10, 2012: CandyStripe 2

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is CandySwipe 2.

CandySwipe 2 is not available 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.

CandySwipe 2 is described as follows:
An upgrade from the classic version of CandySwipe which has been played over 30 MILLION TIMES!! CandySwipe 2 is an entertaining, addictive game that involves swiping matching pieces of candy to gain points.

Swipe your finger left, right, up, down, or diagonally across matching pieces of candy without touching non-matching pieces. With every 2,500 points you reach a new level. Match your way through all 20 levels. You can also record your high scores and play against your friends.

CandySwipe is a sweet little game that's perfect for the holidays or any time of the year. - Enjoy 20 levels of addictive, casual gameplay - Get additional time with each new level - Save high scores and play with friends!
CandySwipe 2 has 2.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Taking a look at Amazon Appstore reviews:

Average graphics and game play is to hard right as the game starts! - jjceo

I have to agree the game was. disappointingly difficult and the swiping was confusing. It felt like a beta release and I'm sure a few modifications would make this game a winner. - Jacque

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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