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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…

loc.ae

Today's app of the day is loc.ae

One of the greatest things about mobile devices, and the ever growing library of mobile games, is that it is encouraging new types of innovation as to how games are actually played, and even, what is meant by the phrase 'game'. Examples such as Run! Zombie Run, have meant that even undertaking everyday tasks (such as going for a jog), are now ‘gamified’. Continuing this trend, and trying to take it to the next level is loc.ae, a "massively multiplayer, location aware arcade game".

Scratching your head? In short, think of loc.ae as Bomberman, but instead of controlling a tiny arcade figure on the screen, you are the arcade figure. Still confused? Put simply, the object of loc.ae is to locate other logged in players and drop bombs near them. If they are hit by the explosion, you gain credits and they lose credits. Credits earned can then be used to buy upgrades and in game items.

Loc.ae is still in Beta and there aren't a huge amount of players currently active, but I strongly urge everyone to get behind this game and give it a try. With enough players I think this could really take off and be a great way to 'game' whilst out and about. It would effectively be like playing 'tag' but with complete strangers, and I think that could be pretty cool.

All in all, an innovative, excellent android app. Download now and get amongst it!





In the words of the developer:

loc.ae is a real time, massively multiplayer, location aware arcade game.

Join the game, invite your friends and start playing! You can join the game using your Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus account, or you can also register your own account in loc.ae. Social login is recommended since it will allow you to earn additional credits by inviting your friends.Once you are in, take a look at the map and locate nearby players. The map view (2D) will show the current location of all the players in the game. The augmented reality view (3D) will help you find, track and follow fellow players.Locate unsuspected players, drop a bomb and run away! Exploding a bomb gives credits to the player dropping the bomb and subtracts credits from the players close to the bomb at the time of the explosion. The objective of the game is to earn as many credits as possible by dropping bombs close to other players. Credits are exchangeable for items in the game.If you happen to run out of credits you can either purchase more in the in-game store or invite your friends to the game and receive a bonus for each friend you invite and also an additional bonus for each friend that actually joins loc.ae. This option is only available only for players joining the game through Facebook and Twitter.loc.ae is still in beta. Stay tuned for updates and bugfixes and please share your opinions and give us feedback. You can follow us in Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/locaeapp) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/locaeapp).

Price: Free

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