Saturday, November 1, 2014

888 Poker Mobile App

Today's app of the day is the official 888 Poker Mobile App.

Poker is arguably the popular and widely played card game on the planet, enjoyed in both social settings, competitively and in casinos all around the world. Now, thanks to 888 Poker - a great new Android application - the excitement of competitive poker can be experienced whenever, and wherever you are!

With the press of a button, you can easily launch the 888 poker app on any Android phone or tablet, and enter a slick virtual casino, where you can test your skills  against players from all over the world. The game looks and feel great, with everything simply working as it should. The developers have gone to great lengths to make using 888 Poker a pleasure, and it really shows.

Best of all, is that it's free. You can say goodbye to driving, finding a park and then crowding around small tables on uncomfortable schools - instead  you can now experience the thrill of winning big at a casino from the comfort of your lounge.

Featuring all the essential elements of the quality 888 Poker desktop experience, the mobile app includes everything you need to play on-the-go. It is simply to install (check the handy guide), easy to sign up, and extremely satisfying when you start winning from the palm of your hand.

All in all, a great Android app - check it out today!

In the words of the developer:

The rapid growth of online poker has fans wanting for more. Australian poker fans are delighted with the launch of the new Android mobile app from 888poker.  The unique and innovative 888poker mobile app can be enjoyed by Aussies everywhere – from Perth to Sydney.   Oz poker players are flocking to download the Android Poker App for its quality and no-frills functionality.  With this revolutionary mobile poker app, you can experience all of the thrills right from your Android-powered tablet or smartphone.  The best part of this app is that it has been streamlined to provide you with flawless poker play.  This simplified mobile poker app was built to deliver exciting poker action directly to your mobile device.  Essentially, this app is a trimmed down version of the 888poker desktop platform. It’s completely functional, powerful and exhilarating – just the way mobile poker is meant to be.  At the click of a button, Aussie players will be enjoying the best mobile poker experience available!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Galactic Heroes

Today's app of the day is Galactic Hero.

I regularly get asked to review games on this site, and unfortunately many of them just aren't that great, or are unoriginal imitations of more successful ideas. Every now and then however, a game comes along that takes a great existing genre and makes it better. Today, that game is Galactic Hero - a great turn based 'three in a row' puzzle game, crossed with an epic space saga.

For a start, this game looks, sounds and is designed flawlessly. Everything simply works, whether it be the Google Play Games integration, the simple menu systems or the easy quick settings. The graphics are fantastic and the sound is perfect for the genre! This is a high quality production!

In relation to the gameplay, this game is equally well designed. The game follows a turn based battle system, in which you can create three in a row to add points to your player, or create three in a row of then opposing players gems to remove points from their bars of energy. There are various upgrades that can be earn't along the way to help, but the simple gameplay hook is never clogged down with unnecessary extras - instead is hooks you in with ever increasing layers of strategy and increasingly skilled opponents.

This game is truly great to play. It comes highly recommended - check it out today!

In the words of the developer:

Galactic Hero: Space adventure saga meets turn-based match 3 puzzle game.
In Galactic Hero, the fate of the galaxy is in your hands. In this epic match 3 puzzle adventure, you will serve as a guardian of the galaxy and battle alien invaders by matching three or more gems, jewels and alien artifacts in a row. Can you outwit your alien challengers and thwart their invasion?
As this star saga unfolds, you will need to improve your matching strategy as your alien challengers become smarter and more powerful the further you travel through space. Along the way, you will engage enemy aliens in laser gun battles, mine colourful gems and jewels on distant planets and race alien spaceships through space gates and portals.
Strategy is key to winning a war. Devise a winning strategy to defeat the alien foes in puzzle battles to eventually earn the title of galactic war hero!
* Beautiful space-themed graphics and art
* Simple, yet challenging gameplay
* Fun, rewarding missions to complete to acquire gold coins, gems and upgrades
* Leaderboard to compete with friends
How to Play the Game 
Match three jewels, gems or artifacts in a row to score points. In this turn-based Match 3 puzzle game, you will face off with an intelligent alien opponent.
Use advanced strategy to defeat your opponent - match items that your opponent requires to eliminate their ability to charge force fields or plasma grenades.
Collect gold coins to buy various upgrades to help you win more battles. Boost space mine damage, or increase gem mining efficiency to help on your quest to win the war in the stars.
Complete various missions to earn gold coins and gems.
Earn 100 Google Play leaderboard points for each new space gate you unlock. Show your friends who is the ruler of the galaxy!
Play Galactic Hero - the addictive match 3 game with a futuristic space theme. Explore the galaxy, conquer the stars and experience the fun and joy of challenging match three puzzlers! Playable on phone or tablet.

Halloween Kid Counter

Today's app of the day is Halloween Kid Counter.

With Halloween fast approaching, no doubt everyone is well and truly into the planning phase. For some, that surely means going out and trying to buy the most outrageous costume ever. For others iot may involve decorating the house and carving pumpkins, and for others, it means heading to the supermarket and buying outrageous amounts of candy.

With this in mind, plus the recent trend for everything and everyone embracing the concept of the 'quantified self' comes a great new Android app called Halloween Kid Counter. After installing the app, Halloween Kid Counter allows you to easily keep track of how many 'trick or treaters' knock on your door on Halloween night. This could be useful for those who like to keep track of the number of visitors they have every year.

And that's about it. This is a simple app that does one thing and does it well. On top of being able to keep track of the number of attendees every year, it also allows you to associate a picture with every year. This is a nice extra feature. Interestingly, I actually see uses for this app beyond the Halloween uses, as it is a simple app that allow easy counting across a variety of years, With the ability to customise the background image for a particular year, I imagine people finding ongoing uses. 

All in  all, an interesting app worth checking out.

In the words of the developer:

This simple app allows you to keep track of the number of children that have visited you for Halloween. You can associate a photo of your Halloween decorations with each year of data that you store in the app.
You can also enter historical Halloween data if you choose to.
Click the + or - buttons to increase or decrease the child count.
Click the left or right arrow buttons to go to the previous or next year respectfully.
End-user License Agreement: