Saturday, March 02, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for March 2, 2013: Magic Marble in Space

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Magic Marble In Space.

Magic Marble In Space is priced at $0.99 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.

Magic Marble In Space is described as follows:
As an Interdemensional, Space-Traveling Marble use the power of music to cross the cosmos (What else would an Interdemensional, Space-Traveling Marble use?)

Stay on the path to finish the score. Avoid the Red Dis-chords in Conqueror mode, or relax in Explorer mode as you discover a unique blending of fast paced gaming and otherworldly music creation.
  • Unique gameplay
  • Smooth controls
  • Great for all ages
  • Music generated by every action
  • Very challenging on the highest difficulty
Magic Marble In Space has a no ratings in Google Play; it has a 2.9-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

The reason it has no rating in Google Play is that the app only has between 1 and 5 installs.  We'd skip this.

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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