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Re: Question to Aart Bik

Post by abik » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:03 pm

This is perhaps also a good time to give some updates on my activities. Around the holidays I am finally getting some spare time to implement new features for Chess for Android that were long overdue. I am actively "in the zone" working on:
  • The ability to offer a draw or resign during an ongoing game. Since the UCI protocol does not provide this feature, the GUI will accept the draw simply based on past evaluations of the position.
  • The ability to change the users name, ELO rating, and Event Name, which will appear in the header for all user games that are saved in PGN format to the SD card.
  • The ability to connect to FICS, the free internet service. This is of course the most work and currently still in prototype stage. The first release will probably start simple by just allowing to watch demo games.
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Re: Question to Aart Bik

Post by Nordlandia » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:10 am

How about an material balance indicator or something similar?

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Re: Question to Aart Bik

Post by abik » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:35 am

Nordlandia wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:10 am
How about an material balance indicator or something similar?
Engine scores are saved in the PGN file. But no direct plans to show taken pieces next to board, if you mean something like that.

That reminds me actually of advise my youth chess teacher told me a long time ago: "always compare material on the board, never look at the pieces next to board or in the box." Just curious if others were taught the same thing?

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Re: Question to Aart Bik

Post by PeterO » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:04 pm

Hi Aart,

thanks for the update - GREAT NEWS!! FULLTIME Job, family - and you find time/energy to work on this project - thank you so much! I am so excited using the FICS server with your app!

„ compare material on the board, never look at the pieces next to board or in the box." I didnt learn this :(

Greetings from (cold) Austria

Peter

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