Monday, December 03, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 3, 2012: Android Trek has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Android Trek - Galaxy Defense.

Android Trek - Galaxy Defense (as Android Trek - Star Defense) 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.

Android Trek - Galaxy Defense is described as follows:
droid Trek - Galaxy Defense

Fans of star trek and star wars may enjoy this space based defense game. Use your compliment of torpedoes and power to defend your ally’s ships and space stations against the other two factions. Loot destroyed ships, resource nebula, explore planets and moons. Dock at your faction’s stations to replenish your supplies.

Watch out for sectors which have you outnumbered and use the distress signal to request assistance. If the hull is critical, leave combat by jumping to a neutral sector and wait for your crew to fix up the ship.

This is the initial release price. As more features are added, the new price will be 1.99 US.

You may enjoy this app if you enjoy Star Wars, Star Trek, Space Conquest, TDZK, droid trek, and other space based battle games
Android Trek - Galaxy Defense is rated at 3.9 stars in Google Play, and has 3.5 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

With these scores, we'd say "buy" this app while it 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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