Monday, December 17, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 17, 2012: Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell.

Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell is $1.99 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $1.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell is described as follows:
33% off! Normal price is $2.99. Where Fairies Dwell is a beautiful photo based hidden object game.

****1.3 Update
Added 5 new images with HARD to find items. *25 TOTAL IMAGES*
Added 'Challenge Mode' for those wanting extra difficulty!

More updates on the way. Buy now to lock in the sale price and get all future updates for free! The discount will decrease with each update released.


-Find items by their pictures. This is the easiest mode and great for kids.
-Find by items by the word. This is great if your child is just learning how to read and a slight step up in difficulty for everyone.
-Find items by silhouette. This is a tricky way to play that will often surprise you once you finally find the correct object.

Hints are available if you get stuck and every play through the game will use a different set of items.
Hidden Object - Where Fairies Dwell has 3.5 stars in Google Play and 3.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

There is also a free, ad-supported version with a 4.0 star rating in Google Play. An easy choice: we'd call this a "buy" while this is free.

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.

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