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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 Golf Frontier GPS.
Golf Frontier GPS is normally priced at $4.99 in 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.
Golf Frontier GPS is described as follows:
Get your game on with this fully functional golf range finder and course map. Golf Frontier GPS provides accurate course detail for nearly 15,000 downloadable golf courses, and the best part–no subscription fees and every coarse download is free, always.
Your Golf Game with an Improved View
The feature-rich interface indicates carry and reach distances for the current hole. Distance arcs are placed at 100, 150, and 200 yards (or meters), however, you can calculate distance from anywhere on the map by adding new map points: Just long tap anywhere on the screen in map view. The one-touch interface makes marking and measuring shot distances simple. Does it make the actual shot simple? Well, that’s up to you.
Auto hole transition moves to the next hole without being prompted. As you approach, GPS adjusts with you. It’s there to aide you, not burden you. Go on with your golf game seamlessly. The GPS sensitivity adjustment allows you to configure your settings for optimum accuracy. Additionally, adjust the battery life setup to get the most from your battery for those long days on the course. Use the Most Frequent mode for ultimate accuracy.
Any Course Can Be a Golf Frontier GPS Course
If you can’t find your desired course, you’ve got options: First, check the course library. Golf Frontier is always adding new courses. If they haven’t added it yet, send an e-mail and make a request. Don’t want to wait? Feel free to add it yourself. Golf Frontier GPS allows you to create your own GPS course map using their robust online map editor.
Golf Frontier GPS is dedicated to producing the highest quality Android GPS application possible, and they’re happy to respond to your comments and concerns.
Golf Frontier GPS has a 4.4-star rating in the Android Market, and 3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
Why the big difference? Looking through the reviews, one negative review was obviously meant to lower the rating of the app: it criticized it for not help with his bowling. Another was critical of Amazon.com, not the app itself, for posting a golf app.
Since the Amazon Appstore has far fewer reviews than the Android Market, and since you don’t need to buy the app to rate it, these faux reviews hurt Amazon Appstore 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.