Friday, December 07, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 7, 2012: Dice with Buddies has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Dice With Buddies.

Dice With Buddies is $1.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Dice With Buddies is described as follows:
The #1 mobile dice game is now available on Android! Let's Roll! Find out for yourself why everyone's getting hooked on this addictive dice game I built.

Similar to Hasbro, Inc.’s YAHTZEE® dice game, you can play with friends, family, or random opponents--whether they're sitting next to you or thousands of miles away!

===User Reviews===

"Best yatzy game out of all the apps in the market." - Judy
"The best part is that this is the first mobile game I can play with my whole family!" - Josh

"As sad as it sounds, my schedule revolves around this game. I love it. " - Desiree

"I think this game is literally flawless." - Mark

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.
Dice With Buddies is rated at 4.5 stars in Google Play, and has 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

These scores are good enough to recommend you "buy" this app while it is free.

There is a version in the iOS App Store. There it is priced at $1.99 but has a large number of in-app purchases. It is rated at 5 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). 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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