You’ve finally broken down and want to see what the Amazon App Store is all about? Well you’re in luck, here’s a quick tutorial for how to install the app on your phone or tablet. At the time of this writing, the Amazon App Store is only available in the United States. As it opens up in more areas, this tutorial will be updated.
Let’s start off with a basic understanding of the app itself. The Amazon App Store is an alternative to Google’s own Market. Using your Amazon.com account, you can see many of the apps you’d find in the Market as well as Amazon-exclusive apps. There are thousands of apps available to go along with many being submitted on a daily basis. When you see an app that you are interested in, then you go ahead and download the app. The process is similar to downloading an app in the Market, but has a few slight differences which is where this tutorial will come in and help you.
Amazon’s free app of the day is another method of killing time. CandySwipe by Runsome, is a brain teaser similar to Bubble Popper, but with a twist. You see delectable treats such as Hershey’s Kisses, peppermints, candy apples, and gingerbread men among other sweet treats instead of bubbles. You simply swipe your finger left, right, up, down, or diagonally across matching pieces of candy without touching non-matching pieces. As you swipe five or more pieces, you’ll gain additional time and added points. For an added strategy, you can also track back your swipes to collect missed pieces as long as your finger doesn’t touch a non-matching candy piece along the way.
Amazon’s free app today is an entertainment app only. Ghost Radar uses the phones sensors to measure the electric magnetic fields around you. It features a radar image that shows you different color dots on the screen that represent possible nearby ghosts. Every so often it will give you a word. Some of them are random and others have made the hair on my arms stand up.
I downloaded it this morning around 2am, and it was a little creepy hearing words like “coming” and “attack” in the total dark. I’ve been playing with it more this morning and it doesn’t seem to have the same creepy effect as it does in the dark.
Even though this is for entertainment purposes only, it is defiantly an app that you could (and should) trick your friends with Halloween right around the corner. Especially if you have one of those easy to scare friends. Cause everyone knows scaring people is what Halloween is all about. (oh and candy too)
Check out these screen shots to see the look of the app.
If you’re not using the App Store, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device.
You can also find Ghost Radar here. For an app that will usually run you $0.99, it is worth the money for a good laugh and maybe it will make your hair rise too. Today would be even better to get it while it is free.
If you download it share your stories with us in the comments below. How many of your friends did you creep out with it?
Today’s Free Amazon App is perfect for anyone, but especially those constantly on the go (which is most of us). OfficeSuite Pro 5 not only the free deal of the day, but perhaps the free deal of the year. The app, created by Mobile Systems, Inc. is a productivity suite aimed to help make our lives just a little easier.
You’ll be able to access tools for word processing, develop spreadsheets, and browse PDF and Powerpoint files.
Amazons free app for the day is a time killer for sure. I am a fan of games like Jewel Quest. Gem Spinner II is much more then that. Your goal is like the rest, make a row of three or more to clear the plain, except the gems are encased in individual blocks of all different shapes and sizes. These blocks can be moved around and spun to move around the playing field, however they are not all the same shape and sizes. Some are square and some are “L” shaped and others are in the form of plus signs.
It adds a level of difficulty to the game because you are not allowed to move the gems from block to block. You have to spin the blocks or move them. As you clear gems the board clears by changing from grey to cleared sections. Once the box has been completely cleared it “pops” away and you have more room to move the remaining blocks to complete the puzzle. The game is timed and drops a sun in the playing field to block you from moving a block in that area.
Overall the game is very well laid out, I have it running on my Tab 10.1 with no lag or freezes. It plays in portrait mode and is worth the usual $2 price tag. It’s even more worth it on a day like today when it’s free.
Did you get this app? We want to know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to check out the screen shots of the app after the break.
Word Game Pro is today’s free app download from the Amazon market. A game similar to Scrabble, Word Game Pro’s goal is to spell out words from the 7 tiles you have been randomly given. The game is timed and you get rewarded extra seconds for spelling back to back words without error. Before I started writing this article, I was just going to download the app to be sure I knew what I was talking about, an hour later I had to force myself to put down my phone so I could actually get some work done… It’s super addicting!
Word Game Pro adds some strategic spice to the familiar word game puzzle. The game centers on a mad scramble to construct words from a row of seven random letters, which change each round. Word Game Pro adds to the challenge by also letting you see letters that are about to come into play, offering you the chance to plan ahead–to develop a strategy.
Once the game starts up, you will notice that you are presented with the standard mix of seven letters. The points range from one to ten and you’ll start to gain additional points as you earn combos. Each successful word you create gives you another bonus combo point. The points keep piling up until you submit an incorrect word. Then, unfortunately, your combo bonus vanishes. With each fresh set of letters, you have new word prospects and the game automatically calculates how many words you can find with the maximum letters.
With a usual price of $2.89 you get a game loaded with hours of fun and for today only it’s free. Join us after the break for a couple screenshots and some links that will take you to your free download.
If you’re a Tower Defense kind of guy or gal, Today’s Free Amazon App is right up your alley. Courtesy of Amazon and developer Larva Labs Ltd., they’ve made their popular graphics rich, Retro Defense, available today for free. This action packed game allows you to set up your own towers, leaving you to fend off unwanted invaders as you soar through the levels. In this strategic game, tower placement is the key. Each tower you incorporate has to be chosen carefully as one might offer special benefits but another a great weakness. Some towers can be built quickly and can withstand attacks while others are more susceptible to crumble at the hand of the enemy. You’ll be equiped with various weapons for defense such as lasers, missiles and crazy shock waves.
“Fast-paced, addictive and beautifully designed, this top-rated game offers outstanding fun for strategy game fans.”
The game is being touted as “difficult to review” because those who review it often get caught in the cross-hairs of an addiction. We’ll let you be the judge of that. Ready for the download? Make sure you have the Amazon App Store side loaded to your device and then log in for today’s application. To download the App Store simply point your browser here and add your email or phone number to field in the upper right hand corner. You’ll quickly receive a download link and be on your way. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for a few extra screen shots of the game in action.
Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is Checkers. This ad free version developed by AI Factory looks great, plays great, and has a pretty high difficulty level to turn up the heat. Sure, this isn’t a first person shooter, but it’s a classy looking version of a nice relaxing game and today it’s free. Besides this being the ad free version of the game, here are some other features:
- 10 difficulty levels, from Beginner to Expert
- 2 player hot-seat
- 2 Checkers Piece Sets and Boards
- User stats against each level
- Undo & Hints
- Designed for both Tablet and Phone
- Supports both non-compulsory captures (popular rules) and compulsory captures (official US/English rules)
This game will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
Today Amazon’s free app is the popular interactive motorcycle racing game, Trial Xtreme. You may soon find yourself addicted to this physics-based game of speed and obstacles requiring merely the skillful use of touch screen controls (which I prefer) or your phone’s accelerometer to make your way through 60 challenging levels of jumps, climbs, flips and of course the inevitable wipe outs which feature some nice rag doll crash physics. Overall, the app’s developer (Deemedya M.S, Ltd.) has done a pretty good job at providing a fun and easy-to-master game with enough thrills to keep me interested and a strange hint of nostalgia for the old NES game Excitebike too.
Trial Xtreme usually sells for $1.99 and is worth the price, so don’t miss out on your chance to give it a go for free today by clicking here and entering your phone number or email address to get the download link. Remember: Check off “unknown sources” in your system’s settings to start the download.
Jump, flip or crash past the break for some more in-game screenshots.
Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is IM+ Pro, an all-in-one messaging app. IM+ is normally a large $10 to purchase and will let you connect to pretty much every messaging account that’s out there. This app also supports push mode for longer battery life and the ability to receive incoming messages even if you exit IM+. I’m not normally a fan of the all-in-one messaging apps on my phone as I prefer to only keep Google Talk logged in if someone needs me. I like the simplicity of Google Talk and its fast interface. I will say that IM+ is very clean, fast, and super easy to get started adding your accounts. The one feature that seems to be missing it the ability to collapse you buddies list by category. With multiple accounts logged in, this could lead to a lot of scrolling to find the contact you need. That aside, I’m going to give this one a shot as today it’s completely free.
This app will normally cost you a large $9.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.