Friday, March 22, 2013

Amazon Appstore free app of the day for March 22, 2013: The Croods Movie Storybook

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is The Croods Movie Storybook.

The Croods Movie Storybook not available in Google Play; it is normally priced at $2.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

The Croods Movie Storybook is described as follows:
The Croods Movie Storybook transports fans back in time to tell the story of the first family road trip. Grug leads his caveman family, the Croods, on a perilous adventure across harsh terrain as they try to outrace cataclysmic events. Can Grug do it alone, or will the Croods require the help of Guy, a brave outsider? Join Grug, Ugga, Eep, Guy, Thunk, Sandy, Gran, and a cast of prehistoric creatures to find out if they can survive the journey–and each other!

The storybook features Auto Play, Read To Me, and Read To Myself narration options, as well as genuine character audio from the film.
  • Auto Play, Read To Me, and Read to Myself narration options
  • Genuine character audio from the film!
  • Beautiful images from the film!
The Croods Movie Storybook has a 4.2-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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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