Thursday, February 21, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 21, 2013: Hidden Object - Aladdin has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Hidden Object - Aladdin.

Hidden Object - Aladdin is priced at $1.49 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.

Hidden Object - Aladdin is described as follows:
Aladdin is a beautiful painted hidden object game with a great twisting story.

As usual we are working on free update that will add additional content! The sale promotion will end when we release the update so buy now to enjoy the discount.

Enjoy 23 beautiful hand painted levels as you follow Aladdin's adventures in a steam punk influenced world.

Each scene is PACKED full of items and each play will require different ones to be found.

Three different modes of play!
-NORMAL mode, Timed, limited hints and exciting bonus rounds!
-CASUAL Mode, nice and relaxing experience.
-CHALLENGE Mode, an extra challenge for those that are willing to accept!

Three ways to find items!
-Find items by their pictures. This is the easiest mode and great for kids.
-Find by items by the word. This is great if your child is just learning how to read and a slight step up in difficulty for everyone.
-Find items by silhouette. This is a tricky way to play that will often surprise you once you finally find the correct object.

Hints are available if you get stuck!
Hidden Object - Aladdin has no ratings in Google Play as it only has between 100 and 500 installs; it has a 3.2-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd "buy" this while it is free. It's another Difference Games, LLC. game, and one was just in the Amazon Appstore yesterday, which is somewhat strange for the FAOTD program.

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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