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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…

Little Dragon

Today's app of the day is Little Dragon.



There are plenty of great one touch Android games available on Google Play, whether it be Jetpack Joyride, one of the many spin-offs of Flappy Bird or the fantastic new game, Retry by Rovio. Another great game to add to this pack of high performers is Little Dragon - a fantastic entry to the Google Play store.

The game focuses on the classic one-touch formula, with the objective being to progress through beautiful landscapes on a quest to collect coins, avoid injury, and complete a variety of interesting challenges along the way. The game has an excellent art style and great sound, and as would be expected, the controls are tight. Simply tap the screen to move down, and let go to allow the dragon to flap higher. This is a slight reversal than what is often the control scheme for similar games, which is a nice twist on the well developed formula.

On top of playing well, Little Dragon has Google Play integration, allowing you to compare high-scores with your friends.On top of challenges and the general desire to achieve a high score, you can also use collected coins to purchase power-ups from the in-app store. These include turbo boosts, shields, health packs and a variety of other additions to help fly your dragon even further! As you progress you will also collect keys and eggs, allowing  you to travel to different landscapes and unlock new dragons.

All in all, this is an excellent Android game, well worth downloading - check it out today!



In the words of the developer:

Your dragon is on a quest. How far can he go?
Collect the coins and activate surprising goodies while soaring through the beautiful landscapes to help your dragon with your quest.
Super simple, one touch control. Hold to dive with your dragon, release to climb





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