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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…

Reckless Getaway

Today's android app of the day is Reckless Getaway.


There are plenty of great free racing games available for Android devices, consoles or even playable online. In such a crowded market it can be hard to rise above the masses, but Reckless Getaway manages to do so and places itself in pole position as one of the best racing games available for mobile devices. 

The game play is easy to pick up, but surprisingly challenging as the game progresses. In short, you are on the run from the police - your task - to getaway. In the process you earn start for being 'reckless'. This can include destroying other vehicles, driving on the wrong side of the road, performing stunts, smashing through barricades etc. There are also actual 'stars' scattered around the track to collect, and a variety of power ups that can be collected. 

At the end of every track, presuming you have managed to escape, you are given a star rating, which is used to unlock future levels. Everything here fits together perfectly. The graphics are excellent, the sound is great and the game play is amazing. There is a real sense of chaos excitement as you tear down a highway, slamming into other vehicles and using boosts and power ups - the levels really do feel alive, and there are plenty of them - 17 in fact, each unique. 

On top of the chaos and excitement, there is a real sense of  challenge as you progress, with the police becoming more difficult to evade and those ever elusive stars becoming more difficult to achieve. This will keep gamers hooked for days, especially when you throw in extra features like online leader boards and some of the best controls I've experiences for a mobile racer. 

In short, Reckless Racer just 'works' and should be a first install on any android device. 








In the words of the developer:

Who’d a thought robbing the bank would be the easy part?
Now comes the real challenge - to escape with your hard-earned loot and the fuzz hot at your heels!

Weave in and out of oncoming traffic; dodge, outrun or ram pursuing police cars and just generally crash, smash and thrash your way through 16 varied levels.
Let’s face it: beating someone across the finishing line is a lot of fun, but not nearly as much fun as tackling them into oncoming traffic to watch chaos ensue
The Developers behind Reckless Racing now brings you Reckless Getaway!
FEATURES:
- 16 eye-popping, visually amazing Tracks
- Simple and effective controls
- Unlock new tracks by earning your rates
- Global leaderboards, show you're better than the rest
- Astonishing physics brings chaos to another level
... and stay Tuned for:
- New unlock-able Chapters
- New unlock-able Game modes
And a bunch of features we keep working on ...
Optimized for Xperia Play

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