Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Spawn 3D.
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Spawn 3D is priced at $0.99 in Google Play (remember, Google renamed the Android Market), and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.
Spawn 3D is described as follows:
Become the director of your own light show with Spawn 3D on your Android device. Using only your finger, orchestrate a mesmerizing swarm of squirming, bouncing, colorful lasers–all responding to the guidance of your touch.
Your Own Soothing Light Symphony
The smooth and responsive Android touch technology lends itself to easy, flowing movements of your lights. Touch the screen and attract the lights to your finger. Swipe, drag and push the ball of lights to watch them explode into synchronized patterns and sprawling beams.
Watch the lights bounce around the screen acting in a variety of behaviors until you choose to orchestrate a new direction.
Down to the Last Colorful Detail
Just like a well-crafted composition, perfection is in the details. Make adjustments in your settings until you’ve create the rhythm, behavior, and colors of your choice. Using the sliding scales, change the speed, length, size, and color speed of your lasers.
A New 3D Perspective
Spawn 3D doesn’t just let you create your own full 3D light show; it lets you join it by offering support for 3D glasses. Wear any of three types of chromatically opposite and ChromaDepth 3D glasses and actually feel like you’re touching the flying particles.
Escape the monotony of your day and enjoy the ride.
Spawn 3D has a rating of 5.0 stars in Google Play and a rating of 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
Spawn 3D only has 3 ratings in Google Play, explaining its 5.0 rating. It’s another of the FAOTD selections that Amazon.com has made recently where the app has gained little or no traction in Google Play. However, it was only introduced “fairly recently,” meaning on Jan. 31, 2012, as opposed to some of the other FAOTD apps we’ve seen that were in Google Play for 6 – 9 months and still had no uptake.
The 3.6 star rating in the Amazon Appstore comes with 41 ratings, so that’s probably a good estimate.
Spawn 3D is similar to Gravilux. Interestingly, at least one Kindle Fire owner said it did not work on his tablet. We’d say that the high 3s are a reasonable score.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
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.
You can watch a demo video in the sidebar.