Microsoft has released a new social networks focused to-do list app — Dotastic, for its Windows Phone 7 phones. The Dotastic app apparently helps one achieve a set of to-do tasks with the help of the social network of friends.
Windows Phone Metro noted that the Dotastic application is now available in the Windows Marketplace or through the Zune PC Software.
Dotastic is a social flavoured to-do app that will keep you abreast with the things that need to be done by you. The users are required to link their social network accounts with the app. After that, the social network of friends is expected to keep the user motivated to finish off tasks faster.
Here is what the app description states: Dotastic is a fun way to challenge your friends and help each other get things done. Earn points for completing tasks and compete with your friends to be at the top of the leaderboard. Incentives and social pressure helps you stay motivated as you complete your tasks and share your achievements with everyone.
Basically a user has to stay under “social pressure” to compete and complete the tasks to earn as many points possible. Friends will challenge the user to complete a designated task in stipulated time and on completing the task, certain points would be awarded. Hence, the user constantly keeps a tab of the leaderboards and needs to stay on the top by earning lots of points.
If you visit the www.dotastic.com website then it carries a notification — coming soon. Looks like one needs to complete as many tasks possible in as less time as possible to earn more points but so far the point system is not clear.
Dotastic app is available from Windows Marketplace App on the Windows Phone 7 devices and also accessible via Zune PC software.