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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Dinner Dash 2 (normally $4.99) 3/27/11

Never heard of it but my daughter might have, played it for a min before my phone died few hours ago. Seems to be some sort of restaurant rpg or something, lol

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It seems to be getting a lot of poor ratings. It doesn't look too interesting to me. Has anyone played this?
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Today's app is Dinner Dash 2.

I tried it and it is a pretty simple game that could easily become addictive. Really basic graphics, but the game is simple and fun. Definitely worth a free download to kill a little time and try it out.
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I kinda regret not getting the free swiftkey app. I've never been that happy with the incredible keyboard.
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Is the Amazon app store such a big deal when there is Appbrain?
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Appbrain is just an external form of the Google Android Market with some cool features. Amazon's Appstore is a new store that may have different apps and pricing. It also has a review process similar to Apple's Appstore in that people are reviewing and curating the app's that appear on the Amazon store.
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amazon app store give away free apps here and there gotta check daily sometimes they give away some top class apps for free
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Amazon tweets there daily free apps Amazon Appstore (amazonappstore) on Twitter
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Do you think that the Amazon App store is better though?
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I don't think it is better, I think it is about the same. It has it's advantages so I use both for now.
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Do you think that the Amazon App store is better though?
Than the Google Marketplace or than Appbrain? Way better than Appbrain. Better than the Marketplace? I don't know. I'm on the fence on that one. I do like the free apps though. I have not been tempted to buy a single app from Amazon instead of getting it through the Marketplace. I have picked up every single free app they've put out. I figure even if it's crap, it's still free and I can uninstall it and go on with my life.
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Than the Google Marketplace or than Appbrain? Way better than Appbrain. Better than the Marketplace? I don't know. I'm on the fence on that one. I do like the free apps though. I have not been tempted to buy a single app from Amazon instead of getting it through the Marketplace. I have picked up every single free app they've put out. I figure even if it's crap, it's still free and I can uninstall it and go on with my life.

Same thing. If I buy an app I do it on the market and I have grabbed all the free app's I didn't all ready own just to try them except the keyboard. The only reason I use appbrain is for the hot apps (then I download from the market if I want it) and so I can share a list of the apps on my phone
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It seems to be getting a lot of poor ratings. It doesn't look too interesting to me. Has anyone played this?
The funny thing is that this game got a 4 star rating from Android market.

Amazon reviews are much more informative than the simple one line Market comments and I noticed that many of the poor reviews came from tablet owners and owners of other high res devices. I hope the developer will learn from these reviews.
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The funny thing is that this game got a 4 star rating from Android market.

Amazon reviews are much more informative than the simple one line Market comments and I noticed that many of the poor reviews came from tablet owners and owners of other high res devices. I hope the developer will learn from these reviews.
That is one of the advantages of the Amazon app store. There is a minimum comment length for a review as opposed to the maximum length on the market
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That is one of the advantages of the Amazon app store. There is a minimum comment length for a review as opposed to the maximum length on the market
and you can rate down the stupid ones

I just noticed...there are other deals besides the free app of the day

some apps are discounted such as Baseball superstars 2011 ($3.99 instead of $4.99), touchdown is free for 90 days...also says Pocket Booth is exclusive to Amazon
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Farm Frenzy is the free app of today
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this sucks. i'm on AT&T and they've blocked 3rd party application support so i can't get the Amazon App store on my phone without rooting my phone or using the Sideload wonder machine. and i'm not tech saavy enough to do those things anyway. so i guess i have to wait until AT&T gets this out to it's android customers.
grr i'm missing out on all the free apps!
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The funny thing is that this game got a 4 star rating from Android market.

Amazon reviews are much more informative than the simple one line Market comments and I noticed that many of the poor reviews came from tablet owners and owners of other high res devices. I hope the developer will learn from these reviews.
The game will not run at all on my NC which is very disappointed. It cuts off half the screen so you can't play. Interestingly enough, I have a friend who has an iTouch and this is one of her favorite games on the iTouch. I ran it in the test drive mode that Amazon offers and I can see the appeal I guess. I'm a bit surprised it only got two stars.
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and you can rate down the stupid ones

I just noticed...there are other deals besides the free app of the day

some apps are discounted such as Baseball superstars 2011 ($3.99 instead of $4.99), touchdown is free for 90 days...also says Pocket Booth is exclusive to Amazon

Some apps are more, some are less. Just check both before you buy and you might save some money. Competition is always good for the consumer!
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Two free apps, today: Farm Frenzy AND Newsweek Mobile.

Newsweek isn't well-reviewed, but you can test drive online before installing on your mobile (http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b?ie=UTF8&node=2350149011).
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Two free apps, today: Farm Frenzy AND Newsweek Mobile.

Newsweek isn't well-reviewed, but you can test drive online before installing on your mobile (Amazon.com: Appstore for Android).
Good catch, I didn't realize there were 2 free ones today. I'll update the OP
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Holy crap... the "test drive this app now on your computer" is a killer feature.

Android Marketplace needs to add this feature ASAP.
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So far I've gotten Angry Birds Rio, Shazaam Encore, Swiftkey and Farm Frenzy. Of those 4 I've only played Angry Birds Rio. The rest I'll probably delete since I can't really fit them into my Daily Android routine.
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Farm frenzy got hit hard in the ratings because of its permissions. You can't get away with that kind of stuff with these reviewers.
herocraft has many popular games on iphone and ovi (some say the company may be worth $10 million) but something about this company really creeps me out.
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So far I've gotten Angry Birds Rio, Shazaam Encore, Swiftkey and Farm Frenzy. Of those 4 I've only played Angry Birds Rio. The rest I'll probably delete since I can't really fit them into my Daily Android routine.
I would try out swiftkey. I've been using it since it was the free app and it's a great keyboard.
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I can't figure out how to test drive.
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So far I've gotten Angry Birds Rio, Shazaam Encore, Swiftkey and Farm Frenzy. Of those 4 I've only played Angry Birds Rio. The rest I'll probably delete since I can't really fit them into my Daily Android routine.
Every once in a blue moon I'll use Shazam. The free version was probably enough for me. I've never tried to tag something and been told that I couldn't. I'll take the free version of their premium app though. I like the Swiftkey concept on my phone enough that I will probably download it and figure out how to install it on my NC and use it as my primary KB there. I like Swype better on my phone.
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Android Marketplace needs to add this feature ASAP.
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Newsweek isn't well-reviewed, but you can test drive online before installing on your mobile (Amazon.com: Appstore for Android).
Reviews on newsweek app are HORRIBLE!! I am amazed, was about to go ahead and install it but the reviews talked me out of it.
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Angry birds Seasons!

this thread is sort of like those games we do in the Lounge section
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this thread is sort of like those games we do in the Lounge section
LOL!! Too true.

I am wondering.. will this actually replace the free version i already have installed?? If so will i have to update it with amazon now??
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OMG. this is crazy stuff. I just bought Seasons and the Original Angry Birds at Amazon yesterday thinking...they would never offer the others for free since they offered Rio. Argh..I should have waited. Oh well I'm supporting Amazon/developers right?

Amazon is smart offering the most popular games on phones to get new customers. Smart move.

Oh I found out how to use the test drive, pretty cool on your PC too. Love it.
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There are videos for some apps along with screenshots...but I don't think anyone has submitted a video review for any of the apps yet.
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Thanks for the great thread.

I've grabbed every one starting with Doodle Jump. My wife was particularly excited when I told her she could get Diner Dash free on her phone. She hasn't talked to me in days.
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So I sideloaded the Amazon Appstore on my Inspire4G and its running fine. What I didnt know was that it still blocks the install of apps downloaded through the Amazon app. DOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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So I sideloaded the Amazon Appstore on my Inspire4G and its running fine. What I didnt know was that it still blocks the install of apps downloaded through the Amazon app. DOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AT&T said they're working on allowing installs from the Amazon App Store but for now if you want to use it you'll have to root.
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So I sideloaded the Amazon Appstore on my Inspire4G and its running fine. What I didnt know was that it still blocks the install of apps downloaded through the Amazon app. DOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I think someone found a workaround in the Inspire forum. It sounded tedious but works nonetheless.

My advice is to root, that's what I did. It's not as daunting as it sounds and the benefits far outweigh the negatives.

Some reasons to root

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Today is the ad free version of Angry Birds Seasons. If you aren't rooted and you like Angry Birds this is a must have. I am rooted and use AdFree so I don't have ads in my Angry Birds games, but I downloaded anyways since it is free.
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Today is the ad free version of Angry Birds Seasons. If you aren't rooted and you like Angry Birds this is a must have. I am rooted and use AdFree so I don't have ads in my Angry Birds games, but I downloaded anyways since it is free.
Unfortunately there are a bunch of stupid people who are giving this game a bad reviews because they think this version is free on android market. It is but it has ads...
I guess amazon really is easy to use if even those people can use it.
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Unfortunately there are a bunch of stupid people who are giving this game a bad reviews because they think this version is free on android market. It is but it has ads...
I guess amazon really is easy to use if even those people can use it.
The funny thing is this game isn't even available at all on the market.

Angry Birds just posted to Facebook today that it would be on the market in a free version later this week, but we all know what that means... ads.
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The funny thing is this game isn't even available at all on the market..
That's why people are posting 1 star ratings on Amazon cause they think the .99 is the ad version. It's a shame cause either they dumb like the poster mentioned above or their 10 yr olds posting poor ratings.

When I saw the graphics used on the paid ver of Angry Birds Rio at Amazon I was blown away watching it on my phone, I didn't think games could look this good, the colors just pop and it is addicting. It's worth .99 alone with no ads. It is fun to wake up each day to see what Amazon has for me today.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Unfortunately there are a bunch of stupid people who are giving this game a bad reviews because they think this version is free on android market. It is but it has ads...
I guess amazon really is easy to use if even those people can use it.
I hate people like that. If I was the dev I would absolutely despise morons like that. I've seen many apps that clearly require root access get piss poor ratings in the market because they don't work without root and people get pissed off. I want to find people like that and punch them in the face.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I'd be a bit easy on the root app reviews since most people don't know what root means and they have the right to expect that apps, which they paid for, should work without having to void the warranty of their phone.
I'd still rate those reviews down and leave a comment! I love taking out those reviews.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #93 (permalink)
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I hope this is in the right spot.

I've been having problems with the Amazon app store recently. When I try to download an app(Angry Birds Seasons, to be exact) I'm getting a force close message saying "The application Appstore(process com.amazon.venezia) has stopped unexpectedly. Please Try Again." with a force close button below it.

Has anyone experienced this? Any ideas?

I'm on a stock Fascinate, BTW.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #94 (permalink)
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When amazon put up shazam, many reviews said "good but not quite as good as soundhound."
So today's free app o' the day is soundhound infinity!
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Old March 30th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #95 (permalink)
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That's funny, are they listening to us??

WOW and it's regular $4.99. I bet this is making alot of folks angry who can't download from Amazon.

So if I have Shazam do I need this one? What are the differences?
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People have tested both and found Soundhound has better detection of popular music.

http://onsoftware.en.softonic.com/head-to-head-shazam-vs-soundhound
not totally scientific but very interesting test.
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My question is does amazon give the creators of these free app days some sort of incentive for allowing their app to be free for a day?

Do you think the marketplace will follow suit and offer the free app a day?

ZI like the concept if amazon app store and I guess its mostly because of the free apps.When I heard of the free app a day I thought well angry birds rio was the first app for movie promotion of the movie. I then thought after that it would be worthless apps that was offered free. I was presently surprised. I cant wait till every morning to see what the new free app of the day is now.
 
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Google can offer their own apps for free but they can't take someone else's app and offer it at a discount. Devs would freak out if google tried to play around with their prices.
But it is part of Amazon's dev agreement. Devs have to trust that Amazon knows what it is doing in retail. That's why it is such a brilliant tactic.
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Nice that they first had Shazam and now Soundhound.

I think someone said it earlier, but I will give my point of view. The incentive that Amazon is giving devs by offering free items is that it will raise the D/L count for the app, and the apps are being reviewed favorably (because it seems that Amazon is offering quality apps for free); both of which leads to more D/L and more reviews! So it's kind of a brand awareness thing and it's very similar to those companies that give away free golf equipment so that the item is out there and people can give their input, so it becomes word-of-mouth advertising. I didn't know about Soundhound before today, and now that i have it I will probably recommend it to my friends and they may might even buy it; whereas if I didn't get a free copy, me nor my friends might ever know about it. Genius Amazon.
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Nice that they first had Shazam and now Soundhound.

I think someone said it earlier, but I will give my point of view. The incentive that Amazon is giving devs by offering free items is that it will raise the D/L count for the app, and the apps are being reviewed favorably (because it seems that Amazon is offering quality apps for free); both of which leads to more D/L and more reviews! So it's kind of a brand awareness thing and it's very similar to those companies that give away free golf equipment so that the item is out there and people can give their input, so it becomes word-of-mouth advertising. I didn't know about Soundhound before today, and now that i have it I will probably recommend it to my friends and they may might even buy it; whereas if I didn't get a free copy, me nor my friends might ever know about it. Genius Amazon.
I agree with this but I'm also pretty sure that Amazon is compensating the devs for allowing them to offer it for free. For every free download, Amazon is probably paying a fourth of the cost or maybe a one time bulk payment.
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