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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…

Wide Mouth Frog Storybook Free

Today's app of the day is Wide Mouth Frog Storybook Free.

Wide Mouth Frog is an interactive story book that offers a great experience for both kids, and their parents alike. I have not delved too deeply into the world of interactive books before, but being one of my first forays, Wide Mouth Frog impressed.

The reader is presented firstly with a simple clean menu, where there is a choice to either reads the book, or play a simple arcade game. The core element of this product is of course the book, and it is great.

The illustrations and animations are bright and colorful, and the narrator reads at a good, clear pace. One element I am sure kids will love is the interactivity of the animations. Touch the frog and he croaks, touch a flower and it moves, etc. I am sure kids will find countless hours of surprises in this book!

Not only is this a great entertainment tool, but for slightly older children it is also a great form of education, as words can be touched to be spoken out loud. This allow for example, the author to read the book once, then the child to try and read it back with the assistance of touching the words. Best of all, the pace is up to the reader, with page turns having to take place through a manual tap.

Once the book has been read, Wide Mouth Frog also features a simple arcade game called "Buggy Snacks". This is a simple 'tap' based game, where you have to tap as many bugs in a limited time period. It looks simple but it surprisingly addictive and adds to what is already a great package.

All in all, this is a fantastic android app, and worth a download for anyone with children!

In the words of the developer/author:

Wide Mouth Frog is tired of eating the bugs his mother feeds him every day, so the curious frog hops through the zoo to find out what the other animal mothers feed their babies. He discovers that what is good for some animals is not necessarily good for Wide Mouth Frogs. Much to his dismay, he finds that one animal in particular likes to eat something that is definitely not good for Wide Mouth Frogs!

Follow Wide Mouth Frog on his adventure in the zoo as you listen to the narration of this whimsical tale and interact with various surprises along the way. Then for some real froggy adventures of your own, tackle the Buggy Snacks game. enter at your own risk-there are dangers!

- Follow along with the narrator as words are highlighted as they are read
- Touch each word to hear it spoken out loud
- Characters animate, move, and make sounds when you touch them
- Background music can be turned on and off
- An index allows you to revisit any page
- Based on the print version of Wide Mouth Frog Goes to the Zoo now available on To purchase the print book, go to: click on the Amazon logo.
But wait... there's more!
In addition to the storybook, you also get the "Buggy Snacks" arcade game. Help Wide Mouth Frog eat bugs while dodging alligators and avoiding dangerous bombs.
- 18 levels of increasing difficulty
- Once you complete the game in arcade mode, a whole new "survival" gameplay mode is unlocked
- A "tadpoles" mode for young children
- Retro style arcade gameplay
- High score tables for both arcade and survival mode
This is the free ad-supported version. If you like it please buy the full version!
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Price: Free

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