Sunday, December 23, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 23, 2012: Piano Master Christmas Special has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Piano Master Christmas Special.

Piano Master Christmas Special is priced at $1.49 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $1.49 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Piano Master Christmas Special is described as follows:
Piano Master is a music game, just follow the notes on the screen and you will be able to play many famous songs.

This is a special version of "Piano Master", dedicated to Christmas, that includes 28 of the most famous Traditional Christmas Carols.

Song list:
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Jingle Bells
  • Deck the Halls
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Joy to the World
  • Away in a Manger
  • What Child is this?
  • Silent Night
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • Gabriels Message
  • The Huron Carol
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • All My Heart This Night Rejoices
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • The First Nowell
  • God rest you merry gentlemen
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Ring the Bells
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Once in Royal Davids City
  • The Holly and the Ivy
For a better play experience a display size of at least 4 inches is recommended. This program works very well on tablets.
Piano Master Christmas Special has a 4.2 star rating in Google Play and 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

With that agreement, it's an easy decision to make: "buy" this app while it's 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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