Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Whiteboard Pro.
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Whiteboard Pro is priced at $1.23 in 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.
Whiteboard Pro is described as follows:
Jot down ideas, sketch plans, or just doodle with Whiteboard Pro, an Android app that offers a simple way to let your creativity roam. Draw shapes and erase them, just like on a real whiteboard. Choose from a variety of easy ways to fine-tune your drawings, and share your creations with your friends.
The Board That’s Never Boring
Whiteboard Pro is all about simplicity. The toolbar interface is a snap to use, and it makes creating a drawing quick and intuitive. Whether you want to express your inner creative self or just play a quick game of tic-tac-toe, you’ll find it easy to get started.
Don’t be fooled by the app’s ease of use, however; there are still plenty of opportunities to customize your work. Choose from four instant shapes (line, rectangle, circle, and freehand), four colors (black, red, blue, and green), and three line widths. It’s easy to set these features and create one-of-a-kind images with very little legwork.
As you draw, use the pan and zoom features to add details. Saving, opening, and deleting files is a breeze, and the “infinite undo” feature means you can modify your work at any step along the way.
When you’ve completed your masterpiece, you can share it via e-mail, picture message, Bluetooth, Evernote, Catch, and more. You can also export any drawing to PNG, JPG, or SVG formats.
Whiteboard Pro has a rating of 3.0 stars in the Android Market and a rating of 4.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
There’s a big difference between the two stores, but Whiteboard Pro’s 3.0 rating in the Android Market comes with only 4 ratings at the time of this writing. The Amazon Appstore has 74 ratings at the time of this writing. There’s also a free version (Lite) in the Android Market with a 3.9 star rating.
We’ll go with the high-3s / low-4s as representative of the true rating for this app. If you need something like this, take a chance on it.
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.