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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…

PageBall - The Paper Soccer Game

Today's app of the day is PageBall.


PageBall is a great new Android game from developer, Elephants will be mine, that takes the very popular game of "paper soccer" or "paper football" and converts it into a complex gaming experience. 

A traditional game of paper soccer starts on an empty field of (usually) 8×10 boxes, with goals of two boxes wide marked in the centers of the two shorter sides. In the beginning, a ball is drawn in the center of the field, on the crossing of the paper lines. Players take turns to "move" the ball into one of the eight paper line crossings around it (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) and a segment from the original position to the new one is drawn to mark the move. The ball may move neither on the game field border nor on the segments marking the previous moves - instead, it "bounces" from them, and a player who moves the ball into a position where there is already an end of a segment or a game field border gets another turn.The first player to place the ball in the opponent's goal wins the game. The game may also end when a player does not have a valid move, in which case that player loses

This may sound complex in writing, but after a few games the rules simplify themselves and you will quickly admire the flawless execution of PageBall. The sounds are excellent, the graphics are great (the imitation of paper and a real pen is fantastic), the controls are functional, and the game is highly configurable. 

In addition, PageBall features a variety of play modes, including against computer AI, against friends on the same device, or even against friends on a local wi-fi network. It really covers all the bases. To cap it off, there are 3 difficulty levels and 9 unique playing fields, which should 'spice' the game up for even the most experienced paper based 'paper soccer' players. 

All in all, this is an excellent android app. Check it out now, learn the rules, and have some great fun with friends. 

 






In the words of the developer:

The Page Ball is a very complex electronic version of the popular game called Paper Soccer or Paper Football.
Were you also the best in class at Page Ball in primary school? :) Try to win with a specially created artificial intelligence, which at HARD level predicts up to 16 of your moves ahead.

Do you think football is just a boring square field? In PageBall you can take part in engaging campaigns, where you can discover all 9 crazy shaped fields and with different numbers of goals ... and the further the harder ...
You can also play with friends in PVP mode on one device or via WiFi! All you need is the common WI-FI network!
The Player vs CPU mode allows you to choose level, field and difficulty. And if you do not understand the rules completely, refer to the tutorial. During the campaign, you can also take advantage of the move tips offered by the computer.
In addition, each movement, whether it is attack or defense, has its score. In addition, the time of each move is measured. The results are recorded on the leader boards, so you can monitor your progress.
The aim of the game is to put the ball in the opponent's goal. The movements can be carried out to the side and diagonally. You can also bounce off the walls and previously positioned moves. By using complicated combinations earn extra points. You can also try to block access to your goal.
Due to the variety of existing rules, in the options menu, a possibility of gaining points by blocking access to your own goal can be switched on or disabled. You can also disable the interactive tips for beginners.
We have made every effort to perfect the game and test it thoroughly - but if you have suggestions or comments for the Page Ball game, please email:support@elephantswillbemine.com
This is lite version, full version include:
- 9 fields
- 3 difficulty levels
- split screen mode
- multiplayer over WIFI
- no ads
Have fun!
Keywords:
Football, soccer, paper, ballpen, WIFI, school, game, new, free, interesting, multiplayer, android, emotions, fun, time killer, puzzle
"An excellent app - Editor's Choice from DroidAppOfTheDay.com"


There is also a paid version of the application available here.

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