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Direct download of Chess for Android

Post  Aart J.C. Bik on Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:12 pm

Since not all Android devices support the Android Market yet, I have made Chess for Android available as direct download. After the download completes on the device, simply click the apk to start the install (make sure to check "unknown sources" under settings=>applications first).

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Or use a barcode scanner on the following QR code.


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Re: Direct download of Chess for Android

Post  Aart J.C. Bik on Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:43 pm

I posted v2.7 on the market and my website, with new support for FEN import through the clipboard. This is hopefully useful to import a chess puzzle or otherwise setup an interesting position for further play. Exporting or saving the resulting game as PGN has an embedded FEN setup string. Importing or loading a PGN file will be in the next update.

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Re: Direct download of Chess for Android

Post  Aart J.C. Bik on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:25 pm

I just released version 2.8 of Chess for Android, available from the Android Market or as direct download.

New features include:

    (1) full PGN support (clipboard import/export, file load/save),
    (2) improved layout for xlarge screen sizes (api 9 and up)
    (3) bug fix in draw detection after FEN import

To load a game from a file in PGN format, long press the notation window, select "Load Game from SD", and navigate to the file. This opens another window with all the actual games in that file. Simply scroll and select to the desired game. Very large PGN files may take a while to download (or even run out of memory), but the idea here is that future versions will be able to navigate quickly between successive games. I have tried to make the PGN parser reasonably robust (it accepts sloppy SAN for instance), but certain non-standard constructs are rejected. Please let me know if you encounter bugs though.

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Re: Direct download of Chess for Android

Post  Aart J.C. Bik on Thu May 19, 2011 10:03 pm

I just released version 2.9 of Chess for Android:
  • built-in engine improvements
  • various UCI improvements
    • engine tournament feature (with resume option)
    • option settings saved per engine
    • more flexible uninstall or clear options window
    • added robbobases support

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