Sunday, February 24, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 24, 2013: Grimm's Red Riding Hood

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Grimm's Red Riding Hood.

Grimm's Red Riding Hood is priced at $4.99 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $4.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Grimm's Red Riding Hood is described as follows:
Escape into a rich fantasy world with Grimm’s Red Riding Hood from Story Toys.

“Stunning. If I had to sum up this app in one word it would absolutely be stunning.” ~ Danielle Smith, TheresABook.com

“...and like other apps by the developer, it’s wonderfully illustrated and filled with fantastic interactive pop-up pages.” ~ Chris Morris, CommonSenseMedia.org

“This is a wonderful option for tonight’s bedtime story or the perfect summer reading activity for young grades-schoolers who need to keep skills fresh for the new school year..” ~ Hannah Camacho, Apptudes.com

“This app is one to add to your children’s book collection.” ~ Cristi, PadGadget

Carefully designed to keep young readers entertained, Grimm’s Red Riding Hood is sure to delight!
Grimm's Red Riding Hood has a 4.2-star rating in Google Play; it has a 4.3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

Buy this FAOTD while it is free.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store. There it is priced at $4.99.  It is rated at 3.5-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).

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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