Friday, February 01, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 2, 2013: Face Swap has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Face Swap.

Face Swap is priced at $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.

Face Swap is described as follows:
Swap faces, the easy way!

Want to swap faces in a photo? Face Swap makes it so easy and fun to switch faces, everyone can do it!

Use it to amuse people at your next party, boring day at the office, or family get together. Swap the faces of your friends, co-workers, mom and dad, even your grandparents!

Simply take a picture, or import one from your gallery, and Face Swap will scan and locate the faces.

Don’t worry if it won’t detect your face, just drag and resize the masks over the faces. Then push the Swap button and get creative!
Face Swap has a 3.6-star rating in Google Play and has 3.5-stars in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd buy this while it was free.

A similar app is also available in the iOS App Store, but it does not appear to be by the same developer. There, it is priced at $0.99 and is rated at 4 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.

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

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