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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…

2048

Today's app of the day is 2048.

It all started with the hit iOS game 3's, but then quickly spread to 5's and then to the most refined version of the 'sliding numbers' game - 2048. I'd imagine some my my readers have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, so maybe I should take a step back. If you haven't checked out the app store on your Android device in a while you might be surprised to find quite a few games with simply numbered titles. These games, as in 2048, are all variations on a similar style of gameplay, which is fun, additive, and superbly refined in the case of the version I am recommending today - 2048 by ezStudios.

The gameplay of 2048 is simple. You start with a grid with a few select numbers on it (2's) that you slide together. Upon sliding the numbers together, they will combine into a single 4, but new numbers will then appear at randomly around the sides of the screen. The object is to continue to slide and double numbers to reach the highest score possible. The score stops once a single 2048 tile exists.

It may sound confusing, but once you get started you wont be able to stop - 2048 is truly one of the most addicting games available on any platform today. On top of being great to play, one of the things I like best about this game is the simplicity - not only in gameplay but also in design. This game simply works. There are no unnecessary graphics or sounds or waste. Everything has a point and everything is in the game for a purpose. This means it is quick, looks great, simple to pick up and IMPOSSIBLE to put down!

All in all, this is a great android game that will stay installed on my device for some time to come. Check it out.

 


In the words of the developer:

The 2048 is a simple but most addictive numbers puzzle game. Every Android fans should deserve to have it.

Instructions
Swipe to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge (numbers addition) into one.

For examples 2+2=4, 4+4=8, 8+8=16, 16+16=32 ... ... 1024+1024=2048. When a 2048 tile is created, the player wins.

Features
☆ Support every Android version from 2.2
☆ Attractive & smooth animations and sound effects
☆ High Score
☆ Game automatically saved
☆ Really small size only 760 kb
☆ One key to share screen shot when collected 2048 tile
☆ Keep playing for high-score after 2048 tile
☆ 4096 mode - give you another challenging, you need to have a try.

Key Words
1024, 2048, 2048 number puzzle game, 4096

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