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Which is your Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps ?

Poll ended at Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:59 am

Android
19
66%
IOS
7
24%
Windows Mobile
3
10%
 
Total votes: 29

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Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by AdminX » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:59 am

Which is your Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps ?

I have been playing allot of over the board chess again lately and have been keeping record of the moves played. My main platforms for mobile apps has been IOS and Android. Now I don't know if it is just me, but I much prefer Android over IOS when it come to chess.

My favorite and most used Android Apps to date are:

Chess Play & Learn: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... hess&hl=en

DroidFish: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fish&hl=en

Analyze This (Pro): https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fish&hl=en

ChessOcr $1.50 : https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... socr&hl=en

Scid on the go: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... roid&hl=en

Chess PGN Master $4.99 : https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ewer&hl=en

Real Chess Clock : https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... Clock.Free
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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by jshriver » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:53 am

Nice didnt know about Scid on the Go :)

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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by lucasart » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:37 pm

AdminX wrote: I have been playing allot of over the board chess again lately and have been keeping record of the moves played. My main platforms for mobile apps has been IOS and Android. Now I don't know if it is just me, but I much prefer Android over IOS when it come to chess.
Your question is strangely formulated. Android, iOS and Windows Phone are operating systems. But what you're judging are, in fact, chess applications. So nothing to do with the OS. I don't see any reason why iOS and Windows Phone could not have equally as good chess apps as Android. The real problem is about availability of good, and ideally free and open source, software. Here Android wins, by a long way!

My favorite chess apps for Android are (in no particular order):
* Chess for Android by Aart Bik
* DroidFish by Peter Osterlund
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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by AdminX » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:52 pm

lucasart wrote:
AdminX wrote: I have been playing allot of over the board chess again lately and have been keeping record of the moves played. My main platforms for mobile apps has been IOS and Android. Now I don't know if it is just me, but I much prefer Android over IOS when it come to chess.
Your question is strangely formulated. Android, iOS and Windows Phone are operating systems. But what you're judging are, in fact, chess applications. So nothing to do with the OS. I don't see any reason why iOS and Windows Phone could not have equally as good chess apps as Android. The real problem is about availability of good, and ideally free and open source, software. Here Android wins, by a long way!

My favorite chess apps for Android are (in no particular order):
* Chess for Android by Aart Bik
* DroidFish by Peter Osterlund
In some ways you have a point. I can tell you from a chess point of view that on the Android platform the apps seem to work very well together. I can take a diagram from a book using ChessOCR capture it's FEN and send that FEN straight to SCID, Droidfish, or Analyze This for example. Plus sharing them socially is very straight forward. Having used only IOS and Android I can say that the Android chess experience feels somewhat better to me. I don't know how the Windows Mobile experience is yet, but I do look forward to finding out. Of course by mobile I am only speaking about phones and tablets.
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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by Sean Evans » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:27 pm

The Poll is rather senseless. You will only buy apps for the operating system you have got. i.e. iOS, Android or Windoze!

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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by Codesquid » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:03 pm

Missing option: Kindle e-book reader together with the pbchess program.
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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by AdminX » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:08 pm

Codesquid wrote:Missing option: Kindle e-book reader together with the pbchess program.
Kindle is based off Android.
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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by mwyoung » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:18 am

Sean Evans wrote:The Poll is rather senseless. You will only buy apps for the operating system you have got. i.e. iOS, Android or Windoze!

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Not true at all. If it only takes one example.

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Re: Preferred Platform for Mobile Chess Apps

Post by stevenaaus » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:20 pm

The Poll is rather senseless. You will only buy apps for the operating system you have got. i.e. iOS, Android or Windoze!
Yeah... So it's kind-of a mobile platform poll.
I can't see anything stopping Android :)

Apple's iOS is better in so many ways, but they're getting left behind
because their high prices meant relatively low adoption, which
left the door open for a competitor. They really should have allowed
OEM phone manufacture, to keep competitors at bay - but the
horse has bolted now.

PS - I quite appreciate Scid on the Go , but it's a little feature poor.

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