Monday, September 2, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Tennis in the Face and Bonus App: Zite

Today's Free App of the Day is Tennis in the Face
Originally $2.99


From the product page:

Tennis in the Face is a hilarious bouncer-game where you save the city from the evil Explodz Inc. with your extraordinary tennis skills. Simply move your finger on the screen, observe the aiming line, and lift your finger to serve a furious tennis smash. The ball bounces off walls and platforms and triggers Explodz-crates, ball tubes, and countless other objects. Your actions will set off chain reactions and you'll watch the events unfold while knocking out the enemies. The more enemies you knock out with a single serve, the higher your score!

 Review by M.V.:  There's no point in writing a long - winded review about graphics and game play. It's a cell phone game, and Amazon allows you to see what it looks like before you buy it. And as it's a Free App of the Day today, you're not even paying for it. If you are later, then look at the screen shots. As for the game play, it's exactly what it sounds like. I'm sure there's a story, but let's be honest here. You're not going to follow it. You're going to tennis ball some faces off. And for that, I congratulate this game for being honest about what it is.

2 of 7 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Zite.


This is one of my all-time favorite news aggregators--I have it on my iPad--and I was delighted to find it on Amazon. You, in essence, build a personalized magazine.

The one star reviews complain about the app not working on their devices, including a Kindle Fire. Perhaps there has been an upgrade since it was added to the Appstore; it installed and opened perfectly on my Kindle Fire and my Samsung Galaxy S2.

When you first install to the device, you are asked to "Build Your Zite"--Choose your interests from a list. You can work down the list, tapping on items which are then checked. Tap again to uncheck. You can also search for additional interests not listed by tapping on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner. Tap on the item in the search results and it will be added to your interests. (Zite cheers you on at the bottom of the screen, encouraging you to "don't be shy, pick one more!" and "Great choices." Tap on Done.

You are then optionally allowed to create a Zite profile. You can "skip" this in the lower right hand corner. I had already created a profile; I have this on my iPad. Having a profile allows you to have the same interests across devices, or if you have to re-install the app.

Once you have Zite up and running, you'll see a list of stories with summaries that match your selection. These could come from news sources or blogs. Tap on the story to read that selection.

On the selection, you can give it a thumbs up (more like this) or thumbs down (not so much) or share. You can email, add to Facebook, or send to other apps on your device. You can also tap on the menu option in the lower right hand corner of the app (three stacked blocks) to change the text size, block the source completely, or view as a webpage using Zite's browser. < Unfortunately, this does not give you the link....but you can get a Zite shortened version" of the link by sending via email.

9 of 15 reviews are four stars and above.


These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:
 

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