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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…

9 Squares of Hell

Today's app of the day is 9 Squares of Hell.

There are plenty of great games for Android devices, but many developers seem content on purely copying the successes of others instead of devising original and compelling gameplay ideas. Luckily, every now and then a developer comes along and drops something truly unique into Google Play. For the time being, that game is 9 Squares of Hell.

As with all great mobile games, the concept is simple, but the gameplay is addictive, the graphics and sound are fantastic, and the 'one more try' appeal is stronger than any game I have ever played before. In short, you control a square which you have to progress through a side scrolling environment, jumping over obstacles. At it's core, this is a variation on the endless runner type of game (well, not truly endless, 9 stages), with there only being one button to control - the jump.

What sets 9 Squares of Hell apart from other mobile games is it's difficulty. Not since Flappy Bird have I played a game that is so infuriatingly difficult, yet so rewarding. This is a game where practice really will lead to perfection. You have to get the timing of every jump absolutely perfect, with it not being uncommon to have 100's of attempts at a stage before being able to nail it. It may sound frustrating, and it can be at times, but it is also a lot of fun.

The soundtrack and visuals of the game are fantastic. Simplicity really does pay off in the mobile market, and 9 Squares of Hell have crafted a beautiful game with bright colours that really pop off the screen. Add to this the typical 3 star rated levels, and you have a near perfect mobile game.

If you want to try something a bit different and put your timing and fine motor skills to the test - check out 9 Squares of Hell today - you won't regret it!

In the words of the developer:

9 squares of hell is a impossible style arcade game, where you have to jump with a square to avoid obstacles in the way. You can play single player mode where you will have to travel through 9 different stages of hell(Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery). You can also compete with your friends in endless mode of 9 squares of hell.
How to play:
★ To jump with a square you have to tap on the screen. If obstacles are near together hold your finger on the screen so square can make a continuous jump.
★ NOTE: Each time you finish (even if you finished it before) a level, you get 1,2 or 3 extra life for the infinite mode. Depending on how many stars you earn.
★ Google Play services
★ 9 different stages of hell(Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery)
★ Simple gameplay
★ Geometric shaped obstacles(triangles or squares)
Developing quality apps and games requires months of effort and dedication. To keep the development going and to recover our cost, this game uses ads for monetization. However, this game will not install any ad-related search bars on your phone or place ads in your notification bar.
For optimal performance, we recommend closing other applications and restarting your device before playing our horror style game.
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