Jan 12 AT 5:48 PM Clark Wimberly 10 Comments

New video series: Two Minute Drill – Android apps and games in a snap

Today we kick off a new series called the Two Minute Drill. TMD aims to bring you the best in Android apps and games without all the fluff (under two minutes, one app/game per episode, quick summaries, likes and dislikes, etc)

We start off with a simple time killer called ‘.â„¢’ ( but from here on out I’ll be calling it ‘dot’). In Dot the goal is to roll the ball around the screen collecting blue dots while avoiding the orange triangles. Your white dot is ever-shrinking and collecting blue dots grows your white spot while hitting the orange triangles speeds your demise. The whole thing is backed with zany audio and scrolling lines making for quite the wierd audiovisual experience. No real gameplay depth to be found, just a nicely polished minimalist game perfect for killing some time.

The game, developed by ustwo, is the first in a series of “highly rare designer apps” and sells for £0.59. Scan the QR above to track it down in the market…

Two Minute Drill – DOTâ„¢ by ustwo on Vimeo.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://pansentient.com Afront

    Two Minute Drill: great idea! Will you cross-post to YouTube so that I can view these clips on my Milestone?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      I’ll be posting all our videos to both Vimeo on YouTube. Vimeo just announced mobile versions of their videos so you should be able to watch this video on your Android phone.

      In the coming weeks we’ll be trying some things with certain videos hosts trying to find the best fit but regardless what you find in the posts all our videos will be available on both services.

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    Cool idea on the 2minute video

    I hate to say it though, but that game with the lameo graphics is what I can’t stand about Android.. I feel like I’m playing on a Vic 20 or something and we’re dealing with tech from 1983

    • http://Website AJ

      hahaha yeah i agree with you.. the games on android is never going to be as close to anything like the iphone. i feel like i’m back in the stoneage days playing on atari 2600.

  • http://dragonchasers.com Pete S

    Great idea for a series… definitely looking forward to more!

  • http://Website Paul

    Love the two minule drill idea, hope to see more soon (what happened to Meet Droid Week, and top games of the month?)

    • http://twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

      Would be cool to see this kind of format on Droid Week for each app/game posted.

  • BiznessMan

    I can confirm that Vimeo videos DO work on Android (at least on the Nexus)

    Great idea

  • http://Website guanako

    It would be nice to keep track of this vids on my Droid =)

  • http://yourlifeupdated.blogspot.com/ Riki

    Can’t find it on the market..:( even with barcode..

  1. AfrontGuest 5 years ago

    Two Minute Drill: great idea! Will you cross-post to YouTube so that I can view these clips on my Milestone?

    • I’ll be posting all our videos to both Vimeo on YouTube. Vimeo just announced mobile versions of their videos so you should be able to watch this video on your Android phone.

      In the coming weeks we’ll be trying some things with certain videos hosts trying to find the best fit but regardless what you find in the posts all our videos will be available on both services.

  2. Porn Movies on AndroidGuest 5 years ago

    Cool idea on the 2minute video

    I hate to say it though, but that game with the lameo graphics is what I can’t stand about Android.. I feel like I’m playing on a Vic 20 or something and we’re dealing with tech from 1983

    • AJGuest 5 years ago

      hahaha yeah i agree with you.. the games on android is never going to be as close to anything like the iphone. i feel like i’m back in the stoneage days playing on atari 2600.

  3. Pete SGuest 5 years ago

    Great idea for a series… definitely looking forward to more!

  4. PaulGuest 5 years ago

    Love the two minule drill idea, hope to see more soon (what happened to Meet Droid Week, and top games of the month?)

  5. I can confirm that Vimeo videos DO work on Android (at least on the Nexus)

    Great idea

  6. guanakoGuest 5 years ago

    It would be nice to keep track of this vids on my Droid =)

  7. RikiGuest 5 years ago

    Can’t find it on the market..:( even with barcode..