Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Atriviate and bonus app: Look&Cook!

Today's Free App of the Day is Atriviate AdFree
Originally $1.99

The spyware in this app has garnered a lot of bad reviews. The trivia part seems to be fine. From the product page: Have fun answering questions and compete against your friends online! More than 5,000 questions and periodic updates. Walk the board using special boxes to get all the stars. Entertain yourself while expanding your knowledge with 7 classical categories: Geography, Sports, Entertainment, Art and Literature, Science and Technology, History and Everything. New rules, like stealing stars and the Challenge, make the game much more competitive

3 of 9 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Look & Cook.

Note: This app only works on my HDX, not on my original Fire. It may work on HD devices, I can't tell.

OK, there are better cooking apps as apps out there--ones that let you add recipes, prepare shopping lists, etc. But none of them are as beautiful and fun as this. Think of this more as an interactive cookbook then a cooking app. It has about 50 recipes in it, and there doesn't seem to be any way to add more. Recipe packs would be great add-ons. I'd pick up some themed packs. The pictures and the food are gorgeous. I love that, for each recipe, you can see pictures or videos of the food preparation process. I got sooo hungry looking at this app. The fifty-two recipes are divided into Everyday, Breakfast, With the Guys, Barbecue, Picnic, Romantic, Dinner Party and Vegan Pleasures. Swipe to past the welcome screens (there are two) to come to the first category, "Everyday." You can tap on the little arrow in the lower right hand corner to see the recipes in that category or the other categories. Tap on the receipe desired, or, from the Category screen, swipe right to left. Continuing to swipe right to left will move through the recipe cover images. To actually look at the recipe, tap on the Look&Cook button in the lower right hand corner. You'll first see a picture of the ingredients, with information about number served, cook time and prep time in the lower left hand corner. In the upper right hand corner of every recipe, you'll see Look/Cook/Shop. Tap on Cook to see the actual recipe. Swipe right to left to see several pictures and/or videos of the preparation stages. This was one of Amazon's Featured Apps today. 5 of 8 reviews are four stars and above.

The Free App of the Day (the trivia puzzle) is compatible with the original Fire and with my two Fire HDXs. Look&Cook is compatible with HDXs and possibly HD Fires. 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!

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