Sunday, March 03, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for March 3, 2013: StopWatch & Timer Pro

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

StopWatch & Timer Pro 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:
Time to Upgrade your Stopwatch?

Stopwatch Ultra - the perfect blend of style and functionality.

AppsDev Group have once again refined and re-defined the expectation of how an app should look. Why compromise style for functionality when you can have both? With Stopwatch Ultra, you get exactly that...

Stopwatch Ultra features include:-

- Detailed Lap Time Statistics
- Chronological Lap Time Re-Ordering
- Fully Customizable Voice Prompts
- Fully Customizable Vibration Prompts
- Volume Button Controls
- Unique Accelerometer Control Features
- Amazing Looking Design
- Custom Countdown Timer
- Intuitive User Interface
- plus more...

When you need to time something to perfection, don't rely on the rest, download the best today - Stopwatch Ultra.

This is adfree version of the app.
StopWatch & Timer Pro has a 5-star rating in Google Play; it has a 3.8-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.   Strange that the developer apparently renamed the app, but didn't take the time to update his blurb.

The 5-star rating in Google Play comes with only two ratings, though. Combined with the Amazon Appstore rating, we'd take a look, though.

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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