Friday, February 22, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 22, 2013: Anger B.C. TD Full

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Anger B.C. TD Full.

Anger B.C. TD Full is available free but ad-supported in Google Play; it is normally priced at $0.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Anger B.C. TD Full is described as follows:
Anger B.C TD is a strategy tower defense game with cool 3D scenes, HD graphics. The game is about heroes leading warriors to protect the precious stone, and fighting with evil monster. Get Anger B.C TD now and lose yourself in a unique and beautiful world.

Use heroes, warriors, magic powers and obviously your tactical skills and the wisdom to defend and protect the precious stone.

After creating the world, God became a precious stone to protect human being. It's said the precious stone can keep the world peaceful and make people powerful, but once it leaves the Temple, the peace would be broken. People lived around the Temple and protected the precious stone. They fight against those who tried to steal the precious stone. Now, after years' peace, a new evil force is coming.....

Our warriors are ready to fight!

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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.
Anger B.C. TD Full has a 4.5-star rating in Google Play; it has a 1.8-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd skip this game. It has in-app purchases, even for the paid version, and that's a big ding in the Amazon Appstore. It's unclear why, with 96 ratings, the game has a much higher rating in Google Play, but accusations of faked ratings in the Amazon Appstore were made by at least one reviewer.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store. There it is priced at $0.99, but with a number of in-app purchases.  It has not received enough 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).

Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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



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