More from developer
Planning is done from the decomposition of the project work in tasks, the estimated duration of tasks and links between tasks.
Taking in account the screen size, its objective is not big projects, but projects of limited size (at most some dozens of tasks and a few months), personal projects or small teams.
The program was specifically designed for a phone. The main objective was to simplify data entry and to clearly present the results. No compatibility with other project management software has been searched. More I introduced concepts that are found rarely in other programs such as the essential tasks and events distinct of tasks.
The mandatory information is minimized and filled by default, but it nevertheless allows to completely plan a project.
In addition many fields have been provided to allow you to record other information.
Finally, to simplify the definition of the calendar, you will find a mechanism for taking account of holidays that I have not seen in other software.
Results are presented as a Gantt chart, a dependencies diagram and tables: tasks groups events with start and end, workloads, margins (free and total), responsibles.
Export functions let you save your project data and project results in the extended memory of your mobile, or save the in the "cloud" by sending e-mail or via your mobile specialized applications . And then you can reimport them from the extended memory on your mobile, or from the "cloud" also with the help of your specialized applications.
Project data will be in the form of an xml file, and project results as a csv file intended to be opened in a spreadsheet.
You can find help in the program with an introduction to project planning, the general principles and basic concepts, and how to use of the program.
But you can also fix the time of some tasks, add events and notes, add additional links between tasks and events ... and then define tasks that follow, overlap, or are conducted in parallel ...
And as your day activities do not always end before midnight, they may extend into the night or the next morning, you can manage 36 hours days!
You may also define periodic tasks and events which will placed at a defined time with a defined priodicity, and you may able to update each occurence.
The tasks of each day will be handled with the project management techniques, you have the margins calculation, the critical path, the Gantt chart and a dependencies diagram.
All data entered will be stored in a database, and you can view summaries by day, month and overall. This is not a traditional calendar, but you can also use it as calendar if you have to handle parallelism or nightlife ...
Examining the program and its help you will see many other features: automatic management of tasks chaining, the definition of types of tasks with a color code, the ability to check or disable a task, the definition of day labels and repetitive rest days ...
And save and restore functions will allow to not lose all data in case of problem or to transfer them to another phone.
The program allows you to play 2 but also alone, the game of the other player being provided by the program with six possible levels of play.
In turn, each player takes the seeds of one of its squares and distributes the following squares, and under certain conditions can collect seeds from last squares where he distributed. Whoever collects the most seeds wins.
There are many variants of Awale rules, and the program is based on the classic rules called rules of Côte d'Ivoire or "Abapa." But for those who are accustomed to a little different rules, options allows to amend these rules in order to match or come close to their usual rules. You will find a clear definition of rules and options in the online help provided with the program and also available on the website.
To approach the conditions of the real game, you will see on your screen distribution and collection of seeds, and you will not see the counts of seeds but images of squares of a handmade game with seeds. As in a real game you can easily find seeds counts of squares when their number is limited, but when there is a lot you can only rely on your memory. However, for players who prefer to see the counts displayed, or to simulate counting his seeds that can be allowed, an option and a command allow to display the counts in full or part.
The program contains many other possibilities that can be seen by examining the help: the ability to undo and redo recursively strokes, endgame options, game initialization options, the definition of names of players...
Matches are spread over 4 rows and, in turn, the player takes one or more matches in one row, and the one who takes the last is the loser...
Its name comes from the movie "Last year at Marienbad" who had popularized it 50 years ago. You can play like in the movie, 2 or alone, or play multiple variants by changing the initial number of matches, and even play the loser wins.
To play is simple, select your game mode then "Go", the game board is displayed with the name of the player whose it is the turn. Select a match, it moves to the right by pushing its neighbors, select "Play", these matches are removed and the player's name is changed ...
In the Nim games, you can find winning strategies by calculation (calculations are simple for Marienbad). If you find the game in a favorable situation, you can make a winning stroke, the opponent can only put again game in a favorable situation, and can only win if you make a mistake later.
The choice of the beginning player is very important. According to the initial situation of the game is favorable or unfavorable, he is very very advantaged or disadvantaged.
You will find in the help provided in-game explanations on how to evaluate the situation and find winning strokes from simple calculations.
Note that this game is fully bilingual French and English, and that the texts in French are in good French language and you can enjoy this game to improve your French !
Nim games are strategy games for two players (the program can replace the other player so you can play alone). We have at the beginning heaps (or rows) of objects (which can be matches, tokens, coins ... and why not bricks ...), and one after other the players must remove one or more objects in one heap, until there are no more objects. You can decide as end game option that the one who gets the last object is the winner or the loser ... They belong to the games called "impartial games" where you can find a winning strategy by calculation.
An example of Nim game is Marienbad, there are 4 heaps and objects are matches. You can play this game with the program Marienbad, available on Android market, or with Nim Game XL (you have just to take the defaults).
You will find in the game help explaining how to use the program and to calculate the winning strategies. If there are not too many heaps, you should be able to do calculations mentally with a little practice. For more complex cases, the program offers to each player a worksheet to write numbers and do small operations.