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  1. 03 Mar '11 19:33
    I was thinking that it would be interested to see your views on Android chess applications. Until now I like best:

    Shredder(for puzzles, strength and the ELO rating evaluation)
    Chess(because you can login to Fics and open .pgn databases.
  2. 04 Mar '11 06:20
    What other kind of chess applications you would like to use?
  3. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    04 Mar '11 13:44
    just got android phone, looking for best chess app to use... is it shredder all the way? worth a fiver for tight git like me?
  4. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateโ„ข
    04 Mar '11 17:07
    Originally posted by rhb
    just got android phone, looking for best chess app to use... is it shredder all the way? worth a fiver for tight git like me?
    You could always give Rival Chess a go and make Russ happy!

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.netadapt.rivalchess
  5. 05 Mar '11 13:20
    Originally posted by vishyanand
    What other kind of chess applications you would like to use?
    Something like chessbase for opponent preparation and something like chesstactics like I used to have on windows mobile or on chesstempo site...to get a rating while solving tactics and to get tactics for your rating only...and to get thematic tactics from specific opening...and some nicer pgm viewer with commented games...
  6. 05 Mar '11 13:29
    Originally posted by rhb
    just got android phone, looking for best chess app to use... is it shredder all the way? worth a fiver for tight git like me?
    I like it best...but it depends of what u want from a chess application...
  7. 05 Mar '11 13:32
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    You could always give Rival Chess a go and make Russ happy!

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.netadapt.rivalchess
    I gave it a shot. Not bad but not exactly as per my needs.
  8. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    09 Mar '11 19:54
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I like it best...but it depends of what u want from a chess application...
    I wanna play games to help kill time on the toilet, isn't that what everyone wants?
  9. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    15 Mar '11 15:03
    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=138485&page=1
  10. 16 Mar '11 15:22
    Originally posted by rhb
    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=138485&page=1
    I cannot open your link
  11. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    16 Mar '11 20:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    I cannot open your link
    yeah, Russ killed the thread, the Rivals Chess Android app is bug free (pretty much) and available in the marketplace.
  12. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    16 Mar '11 22:19 / 1 edit
    Thread 138505 Reposted now the app has received a few fixes and minor enhancements.

    Features will improve as we become more familiar with the Android platform. No integration with RHP though, that is getting its own app.

    Kind reviews on the app store gratefully received. Bad reviews, not so much ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. 18 Mar '11 08:15
    Originally posted by Russ
    Thread 138505 Reposted now the app has received a few fixes and minor enhancements.

    Features will improve as we become more familiar with the Android platform. No integration with RHP though, that is getting its own app.

    Kind reviews on the app store gratefully received. Bad reviews, not so much ๐Ÿ™‚
    I do not want to discourage you, but having another chess application which is not the best and does the same thing as the other 10 chess applications available is not so attractive.

    Maybe this can help you make it more interesting:


    "Originally posted by vishyanand
    What other kind of chess applications you would like to use?


    Something like chessbase for opponent preparation and something like chesstactics like I used to have on windows mobile or on chesstempo site...to get a rating while solving tactics and to get tactics for your rating only...and to get thematic tactics from specific opening...and some nicer pgn viewer with commented games..."
  14. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Mar '11 09:29
    on the other hand, some people want a free app that's simple to use and helps pass time whilst dropping the kids off at the pool, for example.
  15. 19 Mar '11 20:02
    http://market.android.com/details?id=com.alonsoruibal.chessdroid

    I like this one. Play on FICS or ICC. Set up board. PGN etc. Free does same but as guest on fics.

    Oh and I asked for a rhp app 2 years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚