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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Jetpack Joyride

Today's app of the day is Jetpack Joyride.


Jetpack Joyride, the incredibly popular iOS game from Halfbrick studios has now made it's way onto Android Devices (through the Amazon Appstore). In Jetpack Joyride, you suit up and then begin a side scrolling one touch quest to collect coins. The one touch control scheme works brilliantly, with a finger on the screen controlling the burst of fuel form your jetpack (and hence altering your height). 

As you scroll down the level, trying to break your new personal best for distance, you will encounter electricity beams, coins (for collecting). evil scientists and a variety of other obstacles. As with all Halfbrick games, the graphics and sound are great, and the gameplay is addictive. This is one of my new favourite games, so check it out!

If you have trouble getting access to  Jetpack Joyride on the Amazon Appstore, check out 1Mobile Market. 




In the words of the developer:


Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies on a one-way trip to adventure! Pick up and start flying in seconds, but spend hours enthralled by Jetpack Joyride's addictive gameplay.
PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

He's a Rocketman
You'll play as Barry Steakfries, the square-jawed and grizzled hero of the game. Barry must break into a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of evil scientists. The controls couldn't be easier--simply touch the screen to ascend and release to descend. Rain bullets, bubbles, rainbows, and lasers on your hapless enemies as you fly towards higher and higher scores!
Even dragons will do Barry Steakfries' bidding
Start off with the legendary Machine Gun Jetpack to scatter the evil scientists. Collect coins and complete missions to earn cash and buy new gear in The Stash. Pick your favorite jetpack and snazzy outfit, stock up on items, and get back out there for more action!
Upgrades include:
• Laser jetpack
• Steam-powered jetpack
• Flowery lei and grass skirt
• Zombie head
• And tons more
Go green with a fruit-powered jetpack

Surely You Jet
Keen reflexes are your best weapon to avoid obstacles in your path. Dodge lasers, electricity fields, and even guided missiles. thankfully this is a top-secret lab--there will be even more goodies Barry can collect along the way. Stay out of danger to pile up massive scores, unlock achievements, and beat your friends on the online leaderboards.
Get a boost of speed and power using the Lil' Stomper, Profit Bird, and the Crazy Freaking Teleporter. Splash out and uUpgrade the vehicles with coin magnets or shiny gold plating for that extra bit of style. Stay alive, get funky, and lose yourself in Jetpack Joyride. Barry Steakfries will provide.

Reviews
"Likely the best dollar you'll spend this summer." -- MTV
"Jetpack Joyride is, quite simply, an amazing game." -- IntoMobile
"Like all the best mobile games, Jetpack Joyride is criminally simple." -- Kotaku
"We are already blown away. Halfbrick looks like they have another hit on their hands." -- AppAdvice
"A miracle, by all accounts." -- PocketGamer



Price: Free

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