Sunday, March 10, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for March 10, 2013: HUEBRIX

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

HUEBRIX 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.

HUEBRIX is described as follows:
HUEBRIX brings the "Puzzle" back to Puzzle Games. This game will test your visual, spatial and logical senses.

Solve Levels by dragging paths from blocks to fill out the puzzle grid. However, the blocks only give you paths of a specified length.

Special blocks determine the orientation of paths, acting as clues and challenges at the same time.

If you have bitten off more than you can chew, then our intelligent Hint System will give you a hint closest to your solution.

HUEBRIX has over 400 levels available to play, segregated by skill level for your convenience.

Think you have it in you? Go on, download our game, We DARE you!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.
HUEBRIX has a 4.7-star rating in Google Play; it has a 4.1-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

"Buy" this one while it is free. The game must be superb if reviewers aren't complaining about in-app purchases on a paid game, something that usually draws fire at Amazon.com.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store. There, it is priced at $0.99 and has 4.0 stars for both current and overall ratings.

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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