Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Easy Chef Recipes (Ad-free).
Easy Chef Recipes (Ad-free) is priced at $2.99 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $2.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.
Easy Chef Recipes (Ad-free) is described as follows:
15,000 Best Recipes in the world right on your phone!
***This is the Ad-Free version of Easy Chef Recipes***
15,000 of the best chef recipes right on your phone for FREE! Reviewed and approved by our very own experts in yumminess!
With Easy Chef Recipes you can:
***Shake your phone to go to a "random" recipe when you lack inspiration :)
***Search by ingredients, recipe title or categories (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc.)
***Store your favorite recipes to your phone for access without Wifi or 3G coverage
***Rate your favorite recipes and see the best ranked recipes
***Email your recipe, so you can have a print out at the grocery store
***Share and comment recipes on Facebook
***Tell your Twitter network what you’re cooking tonight!
Download it now and enjoy our delicious FREE recipes!
Feel free to add feature request or report issues to my bug tracker: email@example.com
Categories include: appetizers, baby food, bar cookie, barbecue, beef, beverages, brand name recipes, bread, breakfast, brunch, cakes, camping, candy, celebrity recipes, chicken, christmas, clafouti, cookies, cooking for two, dessert, diabetic, dip, easter, eggs, fruit, gluten-free, grilled, halloween, ham, hannukah, lamb, low carb, meat ball, muffins, nut pies, pasta, pizzas, pizza, pork, quiches, rolls, salad, sandwiches, seafood, smoothies, southwestern, sugar-free, thanksgiving, turkey, vegetables, vegetarian
Easy Chef Recipes (Ad-free) has no ratings -- none -- in Google Play, and has a 3.6-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
That's good enough for us to say buy it while it's free, if you're interested in this sort of app.
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."