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Nallia
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Nook Apps Cost Comparision

[ Edited ]

I was curious after all the talk yesterday that most of the apps in the NOOK Shop could be gotten from the Android Market for free, so I looked all of them up.  Here is what I found:

 

Of the 139 apps currently in the NOOK Shop, 45 are not in the Android Market at all. Three of the apps are cheaper on B&N than anywhere else, and 28 are cheaper on the Android Market than on B&N.  Of the 28 apps that are cheaper on the Android Market, 11 of those are free.

 

While you may be able to get similar apps from the Android Market for free, you cannot get the majority of these particular apps for free.

 

Actual list to follow.

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NOOK Shop Apps as of April 26, 2011

 

1. ABC - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

2. Aces Bubble Popper - Concrete Software

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market 

3. Aces Jewel Hunt - Concrete Software

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

4. All By Myself - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

5. American Airlines - American Airlines

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

6. Angry Birds HD - Rovio Mobile

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market ($4.99 in iTunes)

7. Animal Show - Chronicle Books

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market 

8. Archie & Friends All-Stars Vol. 1 – iVerse Media

NOOK: $5.99

Android: Not in Market 

9. Art of the Slow Cooker - Chronicle Books

NOOK: 3.99

Android: Not in Market 

10.  Astraware Casino - Astraware Ltd.

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.94

11. Astraware Mahjong - Astraware Ltd.

NOOK: $4.99

Android: Not in Market 

12. Astraware Solitaire - Astraware, Ltd.

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.94

13. Astraware Sudoku - Astraware Ltd.

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $1.97

14.Astrology Zone Premier - GoTV Networks

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

15. AUD Notes – Wiley CPA Exam – gWhiz

NOOK: $34.99

Android: $34.99

16.Authors - WorldLive Mobile

NOOK: FREE

Android: Not in Market 

17. BabyBump Pro - Alt12 Apps

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

18. Basic Spanish for Dummies – Skava

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $1.99

19. BEC Notes – Wiley CPA Exam – gWhiz

NOOK: $34.99

Android: $34.99

20. Boingo Wi-Finder - Boingo Wireless

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

21. Calculator - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

22. Call on Faith - GoTV Networks

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $0.99

23. Cantonese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

24. Catch a Thief - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

25. Cheese Plate - Chronicle Books

NOOK: $4.99

Android: Not in Market

26. Clock - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

27. Coloring for Kids - Agile Fusion

Nook: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

28. Cooking Capsules Dinner - Smart Capsules, Inc.

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market

29. Crush the Castle – Namco

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

30. Dead Space: Salvage - iVerse Media

NOOK: $7.99

Android: Not in Market

31. Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus

NOOK: $2.99

Android: FREE

32. Dots for Kids - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

33. Draw - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

34. Drawing Pad - Murtha Design, Inc.

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

35. Dr. Seuss’s ABC - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

36. Emergency and Critical Care - Informed Publications

NOOK: $9.99

Android: $7.99 (Critical Care ACLS Guide)

37. EMS Advanced Life Support - Informed Publishing

NOOK: $9.99

Android: $7.99 (EMS ACLS Guide)

38. EMS Basic & Intermediate - Informed Publishing

NOOK: $9.99

Android: $7.99 (EMS BLS Guide)

39. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping - Source N

NOOK: $4.99

Android: FREE

40. ezPDF Reader - Unidocs, Inc.

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

Nice job Nallia! Laurels coming your way for taking the time to look this stuff up for us. I love the upgrade and am happy with the apps and prices.
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Cont.

 

41. FAR Notes – Wiley CPA Exam – gWhiz

NOOK: $34.99

Android: $34.99

42. Find the Difference - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market

43. Flight Control – Namco

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

44. FlightView - FlightView, Inc.

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

45. Fliq Calendar - Mark/Space, Inc.

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

46. Fliq Notes - Mark/Space, Inc.

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

47. Fliq Tasks - Mark/Space, Inc.

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE (in beta)

48. Float - Crawl Space Games

NOOK: $1.00

Android: $1.00

49. Fox in Socks, Dr. Seuss - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

50. French Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

51. GeoBee Challenge - National Geographic Society

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

52. German Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

53. Goodreads – goodreads

NOOK: FREE

Android: Not in Market (Goodreads Droid $0.99)

54. Greek Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

55. Green Eggs & Ham, Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

56. Gridshock - Bowler Hat Games

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $2.99

57. Happy Birthday to You! Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

58. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Suess – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

59. I Am Love: Kid’s Yoga Journey – Gramercy

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

60. I Just Forgot – Little Critter - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $0.99

61. Irredeemable 1-4 – Graphicly

NOOK: $6.99

Android: Not in Market

62. Irredeemable 5-8 – Graphicly

NOOK: $6.99

Android: Not in Market

63. Italian Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

64. It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

65. Japanese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

66. Just Grandma and Me – Little Critter – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

67. Korean Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

68. Learn to Fly – Namco

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

69. Mandarin Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

70. Matching Zoo - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

71. Math - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

72. Memory Test Pro - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

73. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

NOOK: $24.99

Android: $24.95

74. Me Too! – Little Critter - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $0.99

75. Mexican Spanish Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: Not in Market

76. Miss Spell’s Class - Dictionary.com

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

77. More Brain Exercise – Namco

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

78. Mouse Guard Fall 1152 – Graphicly

NOOK: $9.99

Android: Not in Market

79. My-Cast Weather Radar – Garmin Digital Cyclone

NOOK: $4.99

Android: Not in Market (Classic version $3.99)

80. My First Zoo: Sights & Sounds – Tipitap

NOOK: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

The Epicurious app really got me - I had to look twice to make sure it's the same version. I think it is and can't see why they are charging for it on the NC.

 

Is it actually different? I'm not sure as I'm rooted and I have not updated yet but I have the Epicurious app and it's free.

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Cont.

 

81. My6sense - my6sense

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

82. Napster – Napster

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

83. NHRA Mobile - GoTV Networks

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

84. Nook Word of the Day – Wordnik

NOOK: FREE

Android: Not in Market

85. Nursing Essentials - Informed Publishing

NOOK: $9.99

Android: $7.99

86. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

87. One Fish Two Fish, Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

88. Oprah Mobile - GoTV Networks

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $0.99

89. Parker: The Hunter - iVerse Media

NOO: $7.99

Android: Not in Market

90. Patient Tracker - Shatalmic, LLC

NOOK: $99.00

Android: Not in Market

91. Piano for Kids - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

92. Pink Pad Pro - Alt12 Apps

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $2.99

93. Pocket Ants - Concrete Software

NOOK: $2.99

Android: $0.99

94. Polish Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

95. PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Loud Crow

NOOK: $4.99

Android: Not in Market

96. Portuguese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

97. Preschool - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market

98. Pulse News - Alphonso Labs

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

99. Puzzle for Kids - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

100. Qrossfire - Bowler Hat Games

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $1.49

101. REG Notes – Wiley CPA Exam – gWhiz

NOOK: $34.99

Android: $34.99

102. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

103. Shape Builder – the Preschool - Murtha Design 

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $0.99

104. Solitaire - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

105. Sounds for Kids - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

106. Spanish Phrasebook 0 Lonely Planet Publications 

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

107. Spawn – EODsoft

NOOK: $1.99

Android: Not in Market

108. Springpad - Spring Partners

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

109. Star Trek Official Movie - iVerse Media

NOOK: $9.99

Android: Not in Market

110. StudyDroid: Flashcards – Dan B

NOOK: $2.00

Android: $1.99

111. Swahili Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: Not in Market

112. Sweep - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

113. Tangram - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

114. TapToTalk - Assistix LLC

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

115. The Archive Josie & the Pussycat – iVerse

NOOK: $5.99

Android: Not in Market

116. The Archie Wedding – iVerse Media

NOOK: $5.99

Android: Not in Market

117. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

118. The Cat in the Hat - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $3.99

Android: $3.99

119. The Going to Bed Book - Loud Crow Interactive

NOOK: $3.99

Android: Not in Market

120. The Lorax, Dr. Suess - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $4.99

Android: $4.99

121. The Missing Sync for Android - Mark/Space Inc.

NOOK: $39.95

Android: FREE

122. The New Baby – Little Critter – Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

123. The New Potty – Little Critter - Oceanhouse Media

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

124. The Secret of Grisly Manor - Fire Maple Games

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

125. The Three Little Pigs - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $3.99

Android: Not in Market

126. Tikatok - Tikatok, LLC

NOOK: FREE

Android: Not in Market

127. TouchDown - NitroDesk Inc.

NOOK: FREE

Android: FREE

128. TouchDown License Key - NitroDesk Inc.

NOOK: $19.99

Android: $19.99

129. Turkish Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

130. Unblock Me - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $1.99

Android: FREE

131. Unit Converter - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $0.99

Android: Not in Market

132. UNO HD – Gameloft

NOOK: $4.99

Android: Not in Market ($4.99 on Gameloft)

133. Vietnamese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet Publications

NOOK: $5.99

Android: $5.99

134. View a Clue: Spencer Goes to School – Gramercy

NOOK: $1.99

Android: $1.99

135. View a Clue: Zaza’s Parade of Friends – Gramercy

NOOK: $0.99

Android: $0.99

136. Wanted Graphic Novel – Graphicly

NOOK: $6.99

Android: Not in Market

137. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary

NOOK: $59.99

Android: $59.95

138. Wine Ph.D. - MyWine LLC

NOOK: $4.99

Android: FREE

139. Word Search - Agile Fusion

NOOK: $2.99

Android: Not in Market

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DrAstro
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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

This must have been a big task!  Unfortunately, the people that need to read it are probably the ones that won't!  The biggest complaint I see is over Angry Birds (which I don't understand the obsession with in the first place).  It makes sense to be angry if you were getting the same app that is free/0.99 on your phone.  If that happened, people would be mad that the app didn't take up the whole screen.  You are paying 2.99 for the HD tablet optimized version.  It fills the screen and has better resolution and no ads.  Thats what you pay for.  The same experience costs you 4.99 on IPAD, so the NC version is the cheapest option for getting a tablet optimized version of Angry Birds.  If you want it for free, then root it and stop complaining imho.

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mariel9898 wrote:

The Epicurious app really got me - I had to look twice to make sure it's the same version. I think it is and can't see why they are charging for it on the NC.

 

Is it actually different? I'm not sure as I'm rooted and I have not updated yet but I have the Epicurious app and it's free.


I'm not completely sure about that one either.  I had it on my phone but removed it because it was causing too many force closes.  The only real difference I saw last night when I was looking these up was that the description for the NC version says it has more recipes.  And I'm fairly certain there's no widget for the NC version like there is for the Android Market.

 

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

Wine Ph.d was the other one I had an issue with.

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

Nallia, kudos to you!!

 

I don't understand all the anger regarding this update. I mean, for weeks I kept reading this board with all the comments and guesses of when the update would be here, what would be on it, etc. And now the majority of posters are complaits.

 

I am extremely happy with the NC. I bought it as an e-reader for my 7 year old son as an effort to make him more interested in reading. And now we have "nook time" together before we go to sleep... him with the NC and I with the 3g.

 

This is the cake. The update is the icing.

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

@Nallia -- you put a lot of time into this project. Just out of curiosity, is the Android Market the only place where these apps are available, or could they be acquired through other avenues or perhaps even the developers themselves?

 

I realize we aren't able to add our own apps to the nook, but just wondering what the cost comparison would be if we could add them ourselves.

A lifelong reader, now may my life be long enough to catch up on my reading!
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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

WOW. Great detective work. Laurel to you.

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AneMailname
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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

Excellent Nallia! Thanks for the listing! Laurels to you

 

And someone asked about the Epicurious app, it is different!

The market one has an ingrediant "spinner" where you can choose what you have and it gives you the recipes.

I haven't found that in the Nook version, but it does seem to have more recipes!

And as for Angry Birds, the $2.99 version is MUCH criper, Full HD quality graphics.

Still a really useless silly waste of time, but hey, I paid for it, I might as well play it right? LOL

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

I'm not certain one can call some of those apps. More like enhanced books which is why they're not in the Android marketplace. Also it should be pointed out that the marketplace that one gets by rooting isn't the full experience either.

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Thanks for all your hard work on this!! Hopefully it will ease some of the complaining a bit. Another laurel for you!

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparision

Nallia, thanks for the hard work and research.

 

I would like to add that, in my opinion, the apps that are geared toward children seem like a bargain to me, especially the book apps.  So far, I have only purchased the Peter Rabbit Pop-Up and the Dinosaur apps, but they are incredible and were actually cheaper than most of the Read To Me books on the B&N site, even though they have more features.

 

I look forward to trying out some of the others, but I'm waiting for some of the dust to settle as far as the gray icons goes.

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netscorer
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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparison

While this is a very thorough comparison, it is skewed, so that the folks who don't have exposure to Android market read it like they are getting the great deal with Nook. In reality this is far from truth. Let's take Angry birds as an example. First, Android has many variations of Angry Birds - all free (even the Amazon exclusive Rio was free for quite some time before going to $0.99). Second, all these different editions scale beautifully on the Android (unlike iPad), so there is zero difference in regular edition from the so-called 'HD'.

Then there is a fact that on Android most of the applications exist in two forms: free with Ad-support and paid versions, giving the customer the choice. No such thing on the Nook.

Yet then, for most of the apps, there are several alternatives, so that choice becomes even bigger. So for many apps that were listed on this list as 'Not available on Android' there is quite a big selection, in fact with applications that are doing the same thing either as well or better then selections available from Nook.

Finally, Android Marketplace apps are not discriminatory - they install on all Android devices (unless they are explicitly marked otherwise). So the app that I buy for my phone in 99% of the cases would also work quite nicely on the tablet or on another phone with the same account. And you don't have to pay multiple times to get it to run on multiple devices. It is tied to the account, not to the device. The apps on Nook Color are tied to the account and to the Nook only. So for many it would become a choice of paying multiple times for the same apps, and it may irk some people, justifiably so.

Finally, and this is my personal pet peeve, where is the Tune In Radio? Pandora is nice, don't get me wrong. But Tune In Radio is doing so much more and the absence of it from Nook is the reason why I will go back to the rooted version.

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparison

Also the Angry Birds everyone keeps pointing in the Itunes store for 4.99 is published by Cillilingo, not Rovio. they seem to have had a falling out last year  ( http://www.pcworld.com/article/208449/angry_birds_developer_will_not_use_chillingo_again.html)

Rovio had been self publishing, ans has several HD Angry birds games out, Seasons for one, and it is only 1.99. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-seasons-hd/id398329664?mt=8. That iI would say is a better comparison than the over-priced and no longer publishing Chillilingo, since the Nook version is Rovio.

Some people can't see the forest for the trees!

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Thanks Nallia! this is awesome:smileywink:

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Re: Nook Apps Cost Comparison

 


121. The Missing Sync for Android - Mark/Space Inc.

 

NOOK: $39.95

Android: FREE


Not sure where you got that this is free on the Android Market. The full version costs $39.95. You have to buy it from the developer there. I have it for my phone. It's pricey but was well worth it since I had to be able to sync my contacts and calendar from Outlook and nothing else does that (that I know of).

 

Works great - I only hate that I have to buy it AGAIN for my NC!

 

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx