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SoundHound Infinity is Amazon’s FREE App of the Day

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think this Amazon Appstore was going to work out, but with free $5 apps like today’s, it’s hard to not give them some love.  It’s almost become a regular morning tradition now – wake up, check email, Google Reader, Amazon Appstore…weird.

Enough of that rambling and on to SoundHound Infinity which as I already pointed out, is free today, but on normal days is $4.99.  It’s your standard “What’s that song!” app, but allows you to purchase the songs you find through Amazon, grab lyrics to them, and even search for videos by the artist on Youtube.  Might as well grab it if it’s free, right?  

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Cheers Tim and Mark!

  • http://rokureviews.org/roku-box Roku box

    nice post. thanx for  sharing

  • Roseventyfour

    their giving away a lot of the good stuff. i’m impressed. go amazon.

  • http://twitter.com/d1m1m1 David M

    Uhhh! Are these posts really necessary? If people want to know what the free app of the day on Amazon is then they can check the Appstore themselves!

  • Anonymous

    I have been to their app store daily to figure out what they have for free!!! It’s awesome. Keep up the good work, Amazon!

  • Ryan C

    I love SoundHound and i use it over anything else but for some reason and i don’t know why but I tried the one from amazon today and it was totally unreliable and would force close half the time and would always force close when trying to do a voice search. i have an older version of SoundHound infinity that isn’t connected to the Android Market anymore after i upgraded to the OG Droid stock rooted 2.2.1 ROM and reinstalled it from a backup. so i cant update it from the android market. And second, it wanted me to uninstall the current version i had to install the one associated with my amazon account, which was frustrating in itself, but then i lost all of my previous soundhound tags. i un-installed it and went back to the reliable older version. Anyone else have force closing issues with this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1529253836 Sal Belleci

    I tried the Soundhound it needs to be Revamped. The Listening time TOO SHORT

  • http://twitter.com/Sanitarium09 Travis Olson

    Soundhound is way better than Shazam IMO. It’s faster and doesn’t require you to open the app when you use the widget. On a side note, Droid Life should do a poll to see if anyone has actually purchased an app from Amazon. I mean, what’s the point? You can get them all on the market with timely updates. I’ve grabbed every free app of the day that they have offered but I’ll never actually buy one off there.

  • Anonymous

    How its Amazon making money out this App Store? they keep giving “paid” apps for free.. I find it kinda odd!

  • Arthur

    I got this app and sang (incorrectly) what I could remember of a song I heard on the bus in second grade. Nobody has ever been able to tell me the name of it, nor have I heard it on the radio since, turns out it was Live and Learn by Joe Public. It was released in 92, I’ve been trying like 18 years to figure that out.

  • Anonymous

    Well you have to assumed that Amazon won’t continue to do this forever, I figure they will do this for a few weeks and then stop the promotion.

    • Anonymous

      sad to say, but they’ll eventually run out of quality paid apps that interest people. Who knows though, maybe development will keep on pumping out good apps and we’ll have a way to try them out for free.

  • Larry

    Google Reader? Pulse!

  • Anonymous

    Just add “http://twitter.com/amazonappstore” to your google reader, they really only post when new apps are free, so it won’t clog things up

  • Kelly Hauenstein

    I wonder how this affects developer income? Has anyone looked into this? Do developers get paid for the downloads amazon gives away or do they just miss out on the income completely?

  • Kelly Hauenstein

    I wonder how this affects developer income? Has anyone looked into this? Do developers get paid for the downloads amazon gives away or do they just miss out on the income completely?

    • Anonymous

      “The setup process for the market is a little complicated, though once installed it super easy to use. If you’re concerned about developers, Amazon is offering the same deal to developers that the Android Market is; a 30% fee of the sale price for each app sold. But, if an app becomes a “free app of the day,” Amazon will still pay the developer 20% of the regular purchase cost per download. Amazon has said that they will be charging a $99 annual fee to their developers (Google only charges a one-time $25 fee), but currently are waiving the fee for the first year.” (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/how-to/setup-amazon-appstore-for-android/)

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, let me follow up on my own reply to correct this statement (now that I actually read the developer’s agreement). Amazon pays the developer 70% of the sales price or 20% of the list price (the price the developers set as a maximum price), whichever is greater. So, for every free (usually paid) app Amazon gives the developers 20% of the non-discounted price.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a catch to all this “free”? Besides you have to have amazon app installed? I love amazon, but I know they love money more.

    • Porschephile2k3

      My thoughts exactly. I hope this is not some sort of a trial period where you use the app for free on the free days, then get charged when the app’s not free anymore. I know that sounds foolish but there’s a lot of money-making schemes nowadays this isn’t really far-fetched. For the record, I’ve purchased a lot of Android apps, but I have to admit you can’t argue with “free”.

      • Freddy B.

        Before installing SoundHound I tried Shazam Encore for the 2nd time since getting it for free (the 1st time being after I installed it). However, it told me the app was corrupted (or something like that) and told me to redownload it from the Amazon Appstore. My question is…since I already “purchased” it, will I be able to redownload it for free (even though it’s not free anymore)? I assume yes, but I actually didn’t check it because I planned on uninstalling and not using it anyway (because I like SoundHound better). Anyone else know the answer of redownloading it for free?

        • LeeInMKE

          Yes. I had the free Shazam and the Encore both installed and didnt realize which was which, so I unistalled both, went back to Amazon App Store and redownloaded the Encore version, and didn’t pay a thing. :)

        • Porschephile2k3

          Not really sure about this but it’s possible that your downloaded apps that were free at the time would still appear as free even though they aren’t anymore if you uninstall them. You probably would have to kill your account with Amazon to remove them from the list.

      • Buckgrad

        I did a wipe and installed gingerbread yesterday. Google backed up and reinstalled all my apps except the ones from Appstore for Android. When I reinstalled the Appstore app, it immediately started downloading all the apps I had gotten from them. No charges. Also, I’ve received updates on their apps already. I’m good with them… Not sure why people have a problem with their existence.

    • Anonymous

      No catch at all. It works the same way as their “Free Song of the Day” on the MP3 store. You download it for free, and enjoy!

    • Anonymous

      I think that’s the only catch. They want as many people to have the Amazon App Store installed on their phones as possible, and I guess their goal is to be the go-to shop for apps instead of the real Market.
      I don’t see that happening for me though, personally.

      • Jroc869

        same here. ill take all the free apps from Amazon, but when it comes to apps i pay for ill buy mine from the market

  • turdbogls

    loving the free app of the day on the amazon app store….however, i have not purchased/downloaded any other app from here yet. still, the app store is pretty awesome. gotta love free $5 apps. :)

  • Anonymous

    So the obvious question now is which is better: Shazam Encore or SoundHound Infinity?

    • Wachutalkinbout

      Soundhound, is faster then Shazam, try them side by side. Also, the Soundhoud app has more recognition, you can hum at it or speak at it and it will pick up what your are doing. I paid $5 for the app and don’t regret it one bit.

    • Hater McHaterson

      The word on the street is that SoundHound is better

      Source: http://lifehacker.com/#!5757214/shazam-vs-soundhound-battle-of-the-mobile-song-id-services

    • http://twitter.com/__paolo Paolo Ozaraga

      I tend to tag a lot of music; my musical tastes have broadened greatly since I graduated from HS a few years ago. Soundhoud is faster, and as people have pointed out you can sing the lyrics or hum a song to get a tag. However, if you’re listening to more contemporary pop music, Shazam tends to be better.

      Soundhound also has a better widget, IMO

      • Anonymous

        thanks for the comparison!

        Since it’s free (and I got Shazam free the other day) I’m gonna go ahead and give it a shot.

  • http://twitter.com/ecubuntu Fernando

    I just installed on my Xoom and works really good

  • czechm8

    I did a little testing using Shazam and SoundHound on several songs. I much prefer the quicker, and more accurate SoundHound

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Larvia-III/41904444 Thomas Larvia III

    I got the Shazam Encore from the Amazon appstore when it was free which also does unlimited tagging, then saw this today, which does the same thing. But a big thing I noticed was this Soundhound infinity app supports App2SD, so if you want to save a little space on your internal memory go for this one, then you can get rid of Shazam!

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    “It’s almost become a regular morning tradition now – wake up, check email, Google Reader, Amazon Appstore…weird.” <— I have the same tradition, but mine includes Droid Life. :)

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      HA, same here!

      “Wake up, get coffee, turn on computer, check e-mail, check twitter, write tumblr post, check droid-life, then finally, check Amazon Appstore.”

      lol

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      HA, same here!

      “Wake up, get coffee, turn on computer, check e-mail, check twitter, write tumblr post, check droid-life, then finally, check Amazon Appstore.”

      lol

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Yep, saw this when I got home from a pool tourny last night pass midnight.

    Pretty awesome, let’s have more $4.99 apps for free. Amazon Appstore is incredible.

  • Anonymous

    This is covered in rad.

    • Anonymous

      I mean the app being for free; not your song choices. L2muzik, nubz K3113x!
      /dork off