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Amazon.com has promised a free app every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is aniPet Marine Aquarium Live Wallpaper.
Wordsmith is $1.99 in the Android Market, and normally is priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore (as noted previously, the two marketplaces sometimes have differing prices).
aniPet Marine Aquarium Live Wallpaper is described as follows:
Feel free to tap the glass because this simulated marine aquarium was made for your touch. The aniPet Aquarium Live Wallpaper app transforms your plain wallpaper into a beautiful and interactive aquarium that fits into your pocket. Numerous options allow you to personalize your aquatic exhibit, and interactive features allow you to be a part of its flourishing beauty.
Customize Your Aquatic Pets
Oodles of customization options allow you to alter both your underwater pets and their aquatic world. Your aquarium can hold up to fifteen fish. Select from well over 100 different varieties of fish, all with gorgeous and realistic color patterns. You can choose their size, watch them grow, and exchange them for new fish as you please. Mature fish can even have babies.
Choose your own background from different coral reefs, sand, or an image of your own. The bright fish and coral reflect the sun’s bouncing rays. Alter the speed of the animated light using a scale from one to ten.
Don’t Forget to Feed Your Fish
Just like a real aquarium, you’ve got to take care of your fish. The interactive features set antiPet Aquarium Live Wallpaper apart from the typical wallpaper. Tap an empty part of your screen to drop a piece of virtual fish food into your aquarium and watch as the fish race to gobble it up. Touch one of your fish and they will react by scurrying to safety while the phone vibrates.
To activate your aniPet Aquarium Live Wallpaper, press your phone’s Menu button from the Home screen and select the Wallpaper option. Choose Live Wallpapers, and scroll through the options until you find your new aniPet Aquarium.
- Choose up to 15 animated fish in the tank
- Select from over 100 species of fish
- Feed Fish by touching the screen to drop food
- Touch Fish to make them react
- Use the default background options or choose your own
- Get automated updates
Trillian has a 4.5 star rating in the Android Market. In the nascent Amazon Appstore, it has 3.5-star rating. There is also a “normally free” version in the Android Market, but that one limits a user to only two fish at a time in the aquarium.
For those unaware, Android live wallpaper is really an application. While it works as a normal wallpaper would, providing the background image for the home screen, it can provide user-interaction with the touch screen such as, as noted in the description above, allowing users to “feed the fish.” Live wallpaper admittedly drains a device’s battery much more than a static wallpaper does.
The Amazon Appstore requires sideloading, which means that for now AT&T devices can’t use it. As we noted before, however, there is a way to at least “reserve” these free apps for installation later, when AT&T corrects the issue, as it has promised.
Amazon 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.