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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…

enguru: Learn Spoken English

Today's app of the day is enguru: Learn Spoken English.

There is very little that smart phones can not be used for these days. Gaming and social apps are of course on of the biggest areas of development, but there is an increasingly popular sector of apps in the 'education' space. These cross across a variety sectors, including now in the language education space. Apps like Duolingo got this craze started, but if you want something a little more specific, focused on learning English, then Enguru is the app for you.

So how exactly does it work? Well it all comes down to "gamification" of the learning process. That's right, with Enguru, you will improve your English skills by turning the process into a game - and not just one, but a variety of fun activities that will make the learning process come alive. 

Now, this in itself is great, but what makes Enguru exceptional is that it intertwines the learning and gaming process into an actual story. You start off as a retail assistant, but as your English improves you can moves up the ranks in the retail chain, get different jobs at different shops and even get work in entirely new mall. This is a really cool and innovative way to keep 'players' / learners engaged when using the app.

All in all, this is a great android app, well worth checking out for anyone interesting in improving their English skills, whether it be the spoken work, writing or grammar. For ESL teachers, this app is worth checking out as it could be a great way to connect with those students who are struggling with engagement in more traditional teaching methods. Check it out today!

 In the words of the developer:

enguru, the free English learning app, helps you improve your Spoken English with conversations and fun games that are guaranteed to get you speaking confidently in no time!! Learn English for free and speak your way to success! Improve your vocabulary, grammar and practice realistic conversations while you progress through a story-based game that is both fun and educational!
With this interactive learning game, you build your career in retail by learning and improving your English. You start working as a sales assistant in a mall. As you play, you improve your Spoken English and customer service skills.
Do you want to improve your Spoken English skills? Then enguru is the app for you!Keep working hard, keep improving, and you can move up to different departments, and different malls. Keep at it and you get the chance to get promoted and get better jobs. Take your chances!
Download enguru for FREE. No adverts. No in-app purchases. Just 100% fun and educational!
The game features:
. Now challenge your friends or anyone on the enguru network! Play games, earn points and become a leader! Climb the leaderboard and get rewarded.
Battle anyone in real time as you race towards becoming the very best in enguru!
· Game format. Choose your character, earn points and race against the clock as you progress through your career!
· Realistic conversations with customers, colleagues and managers. You choose what to say – they respond. It’s adaptive and hence different every time. You learn every time.
· Training sessions that help you improve your spoken English skills and language practice to help you learn English quickly and correctly!
· Critical skills activities including appraisals, interviews, emails and meetings.
· Completely interactive with quizzes, games and conversations designed to improve how you speak immediately!
Why enguru?
Offline - once you download it, you are ready to start your journey to success!
Adaptive - enguru adapts to YOU, ensuring that you get the very best in learning! Every time you play, it will be different!
Social - earn and redeem coins and see how your friends are doing!
It's got everything - learn new words, grammar, sentence construction and more in this comprehensive app that is as fun as it is educational!
Realistic - enguru is as close to a real experience as you will ever get! With realistic conversations and feedback, you can improve your English instantly and learn quickly!
Necessary – knowing English is essential to succeed! Improve your Spoken English with enguru and speak English on your way to success!
Fast – enguru makes sure you speak English now!
So what are you waiting for! Download enguru and speak your way to success today!

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