Android what the doodle

What The Doodle. Is a Brilliant Multiplayer Online Android Game

What The Doodle!? is a new age adaption of the age-old game of Pictionary. The objective of the game is simple. The drawer has to do express a given word or a phrase through doodles (drawings), while the guesser has to guess the word given to the drawer. Correct guesses award 1 point to both the drawer and the guesser. If no one manages to guess the word, the drawer looses a point.

What The Doodle. is a multiplayer game and requires internet connectivity. Thankfully, it works well even on EDGE connections. The game offers different lobbies with varying degrees of difficulty; however, most of the time, games are available only in the easiest lobby. Once you enter a lobby, you are automatically assigned random partners to compete with. You also have the option of creating private rooms, where you can play with your friends.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The charm of What The Doodle. lies in its simplicity. It’s easy to jump into, but tough to master. The fact that you compete against real human beings obviously makes WTD more fun. However, this can also get annoying at times. Like in all multiplayer games, there are cheaters in WTD too. Fortunately, you can boot spoilsports who insist on ruining the fun by spelling out the words. If I had to nit-pick anything else in this game, it would be the drawing tools. While drawing is straight forward, changing colors and accessing other controls are a bit time consuming. Some users might also be put off by the lack of an eraser, but I feel that this only adds to the challenge of the game.

What The Doodle. was an overall winner at the Google Android Developer Contest 2. Once you start playing, it becomes obvious why the judges loved it. It provides a unique opportunity to get creative and have fun in the process. This game is definitely a winner. You can download it for £2.99 from the Market.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Dead-simple online scheduling service Doodle launched its Android app way back in December 2010 but has now decided to retire the app entirely. Why, you ask?

Well, according to the blog post announcing the imminent termination of the Android app, it was a “great success in terms of downloads” but not as “intensely used” as Doodle had hoped.

Tellingly, the Swiss company behind the Doodle service says it intends to double down on its mobile Web app and iOS app instead. Roughly a month ago, Doodle unveiled a brand new iOS app for its 10 million monthly users (and counting).

The decision to retire the Android app also helps free up company resources for “other projects that make scheduling even easier”, the company notes in the blog post.

For those who have been using the Android app: Doodle claims its mobile Web app actually has more features, such as calendar integration, so fret not.

As for instructions and timing (from the blog post):

We are going to stop redirecting from Mobile Doodle to the Android app by October 1st. And we stop providing end-user support for the Android app today.

If you want to switch to m.doodle already today, you can delete the app. If you do so, please delete also the Doodle cookies in your browser in order not to be redirected to the (no longer installed) Android app.

The users of any other “Doodle” app on Android should know that there’s no official Doodle Android app any more and you might want to use mobile Doodle instead. You can also withdraw access rights to these apps if you have installed one (see how).

Android what the doodle

Important information to all users of our iOS app: there are no plans to retire this app.

Dead-simple online scheduling service Doodle launched its Android app way back in December 2010 but has now decided to retire the app entirely. Why, you ask?

Well, according to the blog post announcing the imminent termination of the Android app, it was a “great success in terms of downloads” but not as “intensely used” as Doodle had hoped.

Tellingly, the Swiss company behind the Doodle service says it intends to double down on its mobile Web app and iOS app instead. Roughly a month ago, Doodle unveiled a brand new iOS app for its 10 million monthly users (and counting).

The decision to retire the Android app also helps free up company resources for “other projects that make scheduling even easier”, the company notes in the blog post.

For those who have been using the Android app: Doodle claims its mobile Web app actually has more features, such as calendar integration, so fret not.

As for instructions and timing (from the blog post):

We are going to stop redirecting from Mobile Doodle to the Android app by October 1st. And we stop providing end-user support for the Android app today.

If you want to switch to m.doodle already today, you can delete the app. If you do so, please delete also the Doodle cookies in your browser in order not to be redirected to the (no longer installed) Android app.

The users of any other “Doodle” app on Android should know that there’s no official Doodle Android app any more and you might want to use mobile Doodle instead. You can also withdraw access rights to these apps if you have installed one (see how).

Important information to all users of our iOS app: there are no plans to retire this app.

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