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Anagram Shuffle

When I switched from my iPhone to a Nexus 4, one of the apps I missed was dicwizard.jp's Anagram. It's not an anagram solver, or a word game (there are plenty of both of those), but a replacement for scribbling letters in random order on a piece of paper when you're trying to solve an anagram. I couldn't find anything similar in the Android Market, so I decided to write my own (even if that meant inflicting Java on myself again, for more-or-less the first time in five years).

The app is pretty simple – just enter the anagrams you're trying to solve, click on one, and drag the letters around the screen to your heart's content.

Main screen Anagram screen

The current version is really little more than a spike (it has no tests, isn't particularly well-organised and probably doesn't use the Android API in the best way), but it seems to work. You can download AnagramShuffle-1.0.apk if you want to give it a try. Maybe when I've finished reading Responsible Design for Android I'll rewrite it properly and upload it to Google Play, but don't hold your breath.

Licence

Copyright (c) 2013, Kerry Buckley All rights reserved.

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