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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…

Malia Life

Today's app of the day is Malia Life.

Malia is a small coastal town and a former municipality in the northeast corner of the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. With a population of only just over 6000, it could be easily overlooked on the map, but that would be a regrettable error - as you would be passing over one of the best times out in Europe. Malia is actually renown for its night-life - making it one of the wildest resorts in Greece - and now the Malia Life Android application aims to make enjoying this destination just a little bit easier!

Malia Life is the best way to get the most out of your time in Malia, making it simple to find  the latest events, bars and clubs, and generally, what is happening. Once the app is loaded, you can click on an events tab and find everything that is happening over the next few days. You can read about events, comment on them, confirm your attendance and even browse pictures in the gallery. A really cool feature is the ability to add the event to your android calendar with a single click.

The map functionality is equally as useful, allowing you to view all the locations of interest in Malia by category (bars, shopping, hospitals, etc). Categorys can be deselected and a pop up information tab is available when you click on a remaining location. This should hopefully making finding the next closest bar or night spot effortless.

If that isn't enough, the ''Bar"functionality within the app should be checked out. It provides up to date information on all the best bars in Malia, allowing you to read descriptions of their key features. It includes details such as the type of music, the location, videos and even if they have free wifi! A similar functionality exists for Clubs, which should have enough information to keep party goers satisfied!

If the above sounds like a lot, it is just the beginning. Clicking on a 'more' tab brings up a large list of additional features, such as an online store to buy popular music, quick access to handy phone number, a lonely planet style guide of Malia, information on restaurants, accommodation and shops, beaches hiring cars, etc. If you can do it in Malia - it will be included in this app - it is incredibly feature packed!

All in all, this is a great android app. If you are in Malia or planning a visit, install Malia Life now! Further, if you want to get your business included in the app, head to the official Malia Life website. 



In the words of the developer:

Summer 2013 is finally here!! Got your holiday booked for Malia?? If so, expect the experience of a lifetime! And use the Malia Life iOS app to get the VERY most out of your holiday!
Malia in Create, Greece is widely renowned for its fast pace, high octane atmosphere. Recently made popular by the Inbetweeners Movie, Malia is the place of choice for thousands of party goers and holiday makers, throughout the summer season.
The main strip in Malia is one of the longest in the Mediterranean and offers something for everyone. From trendy little shops and boutiques, to huge assortments of restaurants from around the world, to classy cocktail bars, funky disco bars, traditional British pubs, right up to state of the art nightclubs. And with so much to see and do, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming and easy to miss out on that special event, activity or place. That’s why we’ve developed the Malia Life app…
Main Benefits… 
* Get up to the minute information on all the events happening during your stay.
* Find people that are attending the same event as you, and communicate. 
* Get the run down on all of the best bars, clubs, beaches and activities
* Listen & download all of the summers smash hit tunes via our music player
* Convenient access to useful numbers (i.e. police, medical centre, taxis etc)
* View and submit photos to our live gallery
* Use our map to see what is around you and find points of interest
* Get live 5 Day Weather Forecasts
* Use our chat feature to chat with other holiday makers (past and present).
* Watch videos from MaliaTV
* Connect to our facebook page – and communicate with even more holiday makers.

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