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Random Button

A simple one button app, isn’t it? Well, not really.

Initially it’s just a simple button, but after a few clicks you can unlock several buttons, extras and power ups, as the game will gradually get more complex the more you play it. Random Button has a lot of buttons with different behaviors and rewards, but in the end, only the number of clicks matter.


How it all began

This app was done on the Hackathon of Google I/O 2013 Extended Aveiro (Portugal) as an overnight app with only one specification, have only 1 button. Ideas grew slowly as more people found the app to be fun to play with for some time, so I decided to remove the easter eggs and create 5 new buttons. After a few months more ideas flowed inspired by simple games and similar concepts that could be used on Random Button.

It is unclear if this will get anywhere, but it is getting interesting month by month.


There are 6 buttons, Normal, Micro, Blue, Gray, Gold and Rainbow. Each have different behavior, rewards and odds.

(Future update soon in this section)


Available after v0.27, a special widget for lockscreens is also available on Androids with Gingerbread and above.


  • Alternate clicks using 2 fingers
  • On Rainbow button tap 5 fingers at once (fingers can’t touch each other)
  • Use widgets if you want big numbers in a short time


Two versions are available on Google Play, Random Button as the free version and Random Button +1 as the paid version (for only 0.99€).



Feedback is always welcome, specially about bugs and gameplay. The suggestion list is huge right now, but new ideas are also welcome!