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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…

Ninepin Bowling

Today's app of the day is Ninepin Bowling.


There are plenty of bowling games for Android devices, but I am yet to experience one with the realism of Ninepin Bowling. Everything from the graphics, to the physics, the actual bowling motions and even the look of the bowling room / alley has been perfectly replicated in this well polished android app.

Gameplay is as would be expected in a bowling game, with the app presenting a variety of options for gaming, such as the number of player (up to 9), the number of rounds, and the number of balls per round. 

The actual bowling motion involves flicking your finger down the alley, with the flick directed towards the pins you want to hit. In my experience the control scheme is simple but responsive and ensures there is a sufficient degree of skill involved to make competitive play worthwhile. 

All in all, this is an excellent bowling simulation, well worth an install on your Android device! 











In the words of the developer:

The ultimate fun with Nine-pins
Watch out Ninepin fans!
The virtual Nine-pin Bowling Alley is always in your pocket and ready for a party whether you’re on your own, with friends, or even the whole team.
Up to 9 players can compete against each other at this accurately-designed virtual bowling alley.
Features:
- basic Nine-pins app for ultimate fun
- single player and multi-player modes for up to 9 players
- realistic simulation of Nine-pins thanks to PhysicsEngine!
- super 3D graphics and sound
- runs on Smartphones and Tablets

How to play:
In each of the 6 rounds, the players bowl in turns.
Each player has up to 3 throws per round to hit the most pins.
To bowl, use your finger to direct the ball toward the pins.
The direction and momentum is the most important part. It’s best to try it a few times until you get the hang of it.
The current score can always be seen over the pause button (II).
When all 6 rounds are complete, the game is over and the final score is displayed.
Another Nine-pins party can begin! :)
The number of players, balls per game-round, game-rounds and the computer-enemys(AI) skills can be set before the game starts!
Points and Winner:
For every pin knocked over, the player gets two points.
If all the pins are down, (this is called “full” or a “strike”), the player gets five extra bonus points.
If all the pins are knocked down except the one in the middle (the Kingpin), the player bowled a Crown ("Ring") and gets ten extra bonus points.
If only the Kingpin falls and all other pins are left standing, the player gets twelve points.
If the player bowls and doesn’t hit any of the pins, that’s called a Poodle and the player gets one point taken away.
The player with the most points wins.
What is Nine-pins?
Nine pin bowling is a sport where a player rolls a ball in one direction at at a controlled speed.
The goal is to knock down the most pins that are standing at the end of the lane.
Suggestions for improvements and Bug Reports:
Customer is King and we really work hard, to make our Ninepin Bowling to the best and send you updates with great new Features! So, if you find anything, we should improve, feel free to report it via email info@frank-meyer.de
Our Worklist
You will find these features in upcoming versions.
- Multiplayer via Network support
- nicer sound effects
- Accelerometer and Gyro support (for Smartphones only)

Thanks to Burkhard Niebert, for letting us use his hunting and wild animal drawings.
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