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Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is iCookbook: The Complete Cooking Solution.
iCookbook: The Complete Cooking Solution is launching exclusively in the Amazon Appstore, for what we assume is the typical two week period before it hits the Android Market. Meanwhile, it is normally priced at $4.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
iCookbook: The Complete Cooking Solution is described as follows:
Developed by Publications International, Ltd., publisher and seller of more than 9 million cookbooks a year, iCookbook includes more than 2,000 hand-selected recipes from your favorite brand name brands like Crock-Pot, KitchenAid, Swanson, Nestlé, and more! The app is even optimized for use on your tablet.
Handpicked, Attainable Recipes Meant to Inspire
The iCookbook team is comprised of accredited food experts and nutritionists who have selected recipes with you in mind! The recipes included in the app use readily accessible, and affordable, ingredients. The recipes are designed to inspire you but are simple enough to be attainable for the busiest cook who is just trying to solve the everyday problem of meal selection. All recipes have been rigorously tested, either by the iCookbook team or the extensive testing process of your favorite brands, so they will turn out perfect each and every time.
Stock Full of Features
- Intuitive visual interface with easy-to-follow graphics and tools
- Mouthwatering photography–cooks can view photos for easy recipe selection
- Prepare Mode is unique to iCookbook and provides an enhanced display of a recipe for easy viewing when at a distance from your device screen
- Feeling adventurous? Press Stir and iCookbook offers a selection of randomly selected recipes based on a particular search or filter criteria
- My Recipe Box enables a cook to create a set of iCookbook favorite recipes for easy retrieval
- Network with friends and family–go directly to an email provider for one-touch recipe sharing
- Add your own personal touch to a recipe–the Notes feature allows you to record your ideas and comments about the iCookbook recipes
- Tools! iCookbook includes multiple timers, substitution lists, and conversion charts
- Use the superior sorting feature to find just what you need–iCookbook lets you sort and filter by ingredient, theme, cuisine, occasion, and brand
iCookbook: The Complete Cooking Solution has a 3.5-star rating in the Amazon Appstore. If it sounds from the name like it’s an iOS app, you’d be right; it was an iOS app first.
Additionally, though the app says it will work on Android 2.1 or higher, this is a tablet-optimized app and is difficult to run on any smartphones.
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.