Saturday, December 15, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 15, 2012: Streetfood Tycoon Extreme

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

Streetfood Tycoon -- not the Extreme version -- is free in Google Play; it is normally priced at $0.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Streetfood Tycoon Extreme is described as follows:
WARNING: Very addictive! Become the next Streetfood Tycoon at your own risk.

"…spectacular graphics, infinitely rewarding." - Appoday (appoday.com)

"...the most involving bite-sized moment of my life." - Jayvee Fernandez (abuggedlife.com)

"...I’m loving every minute of it." - Eric Pankoke (iPhoneLife.com)

Ever dreamed of owning your own food cart business? Now you can! From the makers of the award-winning game Card Drop, comes the most exciting resource and time management game in the App Store. Sell a variety of the world's most popular streetfood--from french fries to fishballs--and work your way towards becoming the next Streetfood Tycoon!
Streetfood Tycoon Extreme has 4.6 stars in Google Play and 3.4 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

An easy choice: we'd call this a "buy" while this is free.

There is also an HD version of the app in the iOS App Store. There it is free, but has a number of in-app purchase. It has 4.0 stars for the current version and 4.5 stars overall.

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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