Skip to main content

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…

Galactic Heroes

Today's app of the day is Galactic Hero.


I regularly get asked to review games on this site, and unfortunately many of them just aren't that great, or are unoriginal imitations of more successful ideas. Every now and then however, a game comes along that takes a great existing genre and makes it better. Today, that game is Galactic Hero - a great turn based 'three in a row' puzzle game, crossed with an epic space saga.

For a start, this game looks, sounds and is designed flawlessly. Everything simply works, whether it be the Google Play Games integration, the simple menu systems or the easy quick settings. The graphics are fantastic and the sound is perfect for the genre! This is a high quality production!

In relation to the gameplay, this game is equally well designed. The game follows a turn based battle system, in which you can create three in a row to add points to your player, or create three in a row of then opposing players gems to remove points from their bars of energy. There are various upgrades that can be earn't along the way to help, but the simple gameplay hook is never clogged down with unnecessary extras - instead is hooks you in with ever increasing layers of strategy and increasingly skilled opponents.

This game is truly great to play. It comes highly recommended - check it out today!




In the words of the developer:

Galactic Hero: Space adventure saga meets turn-based match 3 puzzle game.
In Galactic Hero, the fate of the galaxy is in your hands. In this epic match 3 puzzle adventure, you will serve as a guardian of the galaxy and battle alien invaders by matching three or more gems, jewels and alien artifacts in a row. Can you outwit your alien challengers and thwart their invasion?
As this star saga unfolds, you will need to improve your matching strategy as your alien challengers become smarter and more powerful the further you travel through space. Along the way, you will engage enemy aliens in laser gun battles, mine colourful gems and jewels on distant planets and race alien spaceships through space gates and portals.
Strategy is key to winning a war. Devise a winning strategy to defeat the alien foes in puzzle battles to eventually earn the title of galactic war hero!
Features
**********
* Beautiful space-themed graphics and art
* Simple, yet challenging gameplay
* Fun, rewarding missions to complete to acquire gold coins, gems and upgrades
* Leaderboard to compete with friends
How to Play the Game 
**************************
Match three jewels, gems or artifacts in a row to score points. In this turn-based Match 3 puzzle game, you will face off with an intelligent alien opponent.
Use advanced strategy to defeat your opponent - match items that your opponent requires to eliminate their ability to charge force fields or plasma grenades.
UPGRADES:
Collect gold coins to buy various upgrades to help you win more battles. Boost space mine damage, or increase gem mining efficiency to help on your quest to win the war in the stars.
MISSIONS IN THE STARS:
Complete various missions to earn gold coins and gems.
CHALLENGE FRIENDS:
Earn 100 Google Play leaderboard points for each new space gate you unlock. Show your friends who is the ruler of the galaxy!
*****
Play Galactic Hero - the addictive match 3 game with a futuristic space theme. Explore the galaxy, conquer the stars and experience the fun and joy of challenging match three puzzlers! Playable on phone or tablet.




Popular posts from this blog

Wish - shopping made fun - and easy - and cheap!

These days sites like Amazon or eBay make buying and selling online quick and easy. Unfortunately, sometimes the sheer breadth of products available (everything on earth!) makes it difficult to impulse buy or get the same experience one haves when wandering around a shop or past windows. Luckily, apps now exist to replicate that experience.

The best of the lot is Wish - which has the tagline 'shopping made fun' which could not be more true! When opening the app there are lots of categories to choose from, allowing you to pick the type of products you want to browse and going from there. Buying and checking out is only ever a few clicks away and if you are not careful you will very quickly load up on more products than you need!

I've launched sites that help out with buying cheap gadgets in the past, and it was heavily inspired by apps such as Wish which really allow someone to sit back and take pleasure in the shopping experience again! Download Wish now!

Download Wish fro…

Hearthstone - better late than never - the best android card game!

I'll cut to it - Hearthstone is one of the best games you can get for your Android device - in fact, I am sure that plenty of people would argue it is one of the best games you can get at all - even on a PC! With that in mind, there's no reason not to jump in now and start experiencing this great offering from Blizzard. 
The gameplay is turn based card strategy, think Magic the Gathering, but fare more simple. Every turn the number of points you have to spend on cards increases, so it means that games start quite evenly handed but can escalate quickly, especially when more experienced players know how to string together the abilities of their cards.
The objective is to eliminate the health of your opponent - and once you succeed the victory is entirely satisfying, with some truly fantastic sounds and effects that drive home the sense of achievement. This is of course a free to play game, and it is possible to spend real world money in the store but it is not required to have …

Social Bookmarks: the easiest way to access all your social networks

Today's app of the day is Social Bookmarks



Social Bookmarks is a great way to easily access all of your favourite social network sites. If you are sick of having 10 - 15 different social apps installed on your phone, Social Bookmarks is the solution for you, allowing you to easily access the popular services from within a single app.
Sites currently included are: - Facebook
- Twitter
- Linkedin
- Instagram
- Reddit
- Pinterest
- Google +
- MySpace
- Flickr
- Tumblr
- Meetup
- Vimeo
- Youtube
- Daily Motion
- Weibo
- Imgur
- Plenty of Fish (POF)
- Goodreads
- Soudcloud This is a no frills, easy to use app, guaranteed to save precious space on your device. In effect, this is a web-browser with a number of bookmarks built in. Sounds simple, and it is! No ads, small download, app2sd, free! SOCIAL BOOKMARKS PRICE: FREE