Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 13, 2013: Romeo To Go Deluxe has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Romeo To Go Deluxe.

Romeo To Go Deluxe is not available in Google Play, but there is a free version; 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.

Romeo To Go Deluxe is described as follows:
Want to get her glowing? Romance is the key. Romeo To Go makes being romantic fast, fun and easy with these great features.

+ Mood lighting – firelight and candlelight videos are included.
+ Mood music – Embrace from Stephen Page's CD Serenity is included.
+ Ideas for conversation starters so you’ll never be stuck for topics again.
+ 99 ideas for texts and love notes to make them easy.
+ Tips for romance when you have to be away.
+ A free reminder service that emails you a short romantic idea every day and gives you great romantic gift ideas for the BIG days like anniversaries or birthdays. You’ll be a star and we’ll make it easy.
+ No advertising as you enter the app or on the app control screens.

Romeo To Go includes everything you need for mobile romance.

Flying on an airplane together? When they serve the cocktails and peanuts, make it romantic by setting up Romeo To Go firelight and mood music.

Grabbing a quick bite at a local fast food restaurant? Surprise her by bringing your own table cloth and then add this portable candlelight and mood music to make it an intimate dinner.

Whether you are dating or have been married for years, this app will support you in building a fun and vibrant relationship.
Romeo To Go Deluxe has a 5.0-star rating in Google Play and is also an Editor's Choice. It has a 1.6-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

That 5-star rating in Google Play comes with only one rating overall, however. We'd skip this, even if it is free.

There is also a version of theapp in the iOS App Store. There it is free but has an in-app purchase of $0.99 for "more ideas." It has insufficient ratings to display.

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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