Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amazon Appstore free app of the day for Jan. 16, 2013: Italian Recipes from Italyum has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Italian Recipes from Italyum.

Italian Recipes from Italyum is priced at $4.86 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $4.82 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Italian Recipes from Italyum is described as follows:
Mega HD recipe update. We've just updated the quality of every single photo (there are over 3000!) for perfect viewing on Android tablet and HD phone displays. In addition, we've added 20 new recipes, a Bakery section and "Top Tips" for cooking like an Italian.

Have you ever tasted Italian food that was so delicious, and wished you could cook it for yourself, friends and family? With the Italyum app, you can.

Authentic recipes - Detailed Descriptions - Photos for every step!

Over 120 recipes in the palm of your hand. Cook authentic Italian classic dishes with the help of your mobile or tablet with a full ingredients list, easy to follow photos and clear descriptions for every step.

Unlike many recipe apps, we research, write and photograph each recipe ourselves so you can be sure each one is detailed, accurate and unique.

Impress your friends and family by cooking delicious authentic Italian food including:
  • Carbonara
  • Bolognese (Ragu Alla Bolognese)
  • Cheese Focaccia
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Home made Pizza
  • Lasagne
  • Seafood Risotto
  • Stuffed Roast Chicken
  • Piadina Romagnola
  • Gnocco Fritto
  • Fish Kebabs
  • Gratin of Mussels
  • Plaice with Potatoes
  • Seabream Cooked in Sea Salt
  • Linguine with Clams
  • Pasta with Garlic, Oil and Red Chilli
  • Parmigiana Risotto
  • Artichokes with Pancetta
  • Aubergine Parmigiana
  • Roast Potatoes Mediterranean Style
  • Sicilian Vegetable Stew
  • Panna Cotta
  • Tiramis├╣ (Classic Recipe)

More recipes added to the app as we publish them without need to update your app.

Clear ingredients list for getting the right items at the shop.

"The risotto recipe is now legendary in our house" - Darren Pearce.

"YUM! THIS WAS GOOOOOD..." Ann Cuthbertson

"The cannoli siciliani recipe....I LOVE YOU guys !!!" - Renu Maria Pia Giaccone.

Italyum - ('ital~yum') - Delicious food or drink of Italian origin.

There is a simple understanding in Italy, that food and drink are not just a requirement of life, they enrich life. We have a simple mission at Italyum - to share that passion for fine food and drink, and to help you acquire the skills and knowledge to create your own authentic Italian cooking.

Yet authentic does not necessarily mean difficult. We guide you though the process of taking good quality, basic ingredients, to create your own Italian masterpiece. It's the closest thing to alchemy we know, as you create delicious food using simple ingredients and the knowledge of generations of Italian cooks, knowledge that has inspired contemporary chefs like Jamie Oliver, James Martin and Gino DaCampo.

Our recipes are uniquely simple to follow with step by step pictorial guidance and expert descriptions from Federico. If you want a challenge however, you can find it here also - how about trying your hand at homemade tagliatelle?

In no time at all, even if you have limited cooking experience you will be creating really tasty and interesting meals that will impress your friends, and delight your taste buds.

The app is a small download despite having over 100 unique Italian recipes, because each recipe is downloaded as required. For this reason, the app requires an internet connection, either mobile or Wifi.

Have an idea or suggestion for a recipe or improvement to the app? Contact us at or find us on Facebook! Search "Italyum"
Italian Recipes from Italyum has a 4.0-star rating in Google Play and a 2.6-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

The 4.0-star rating in Google Play comes with only four ratings, overall. The Amazon Appstore reviews indicate the app has performance issues, even on high-powered devices like the Galaxy Note II (with a quad-core processor).

Still , we'd buy this -- since you can try it -- 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.

Apple has already lost a portion of that lawsuit, which said had participated in "false advertising."

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