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by AartBik
Tue Jan 22, 2019 07:06
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN

I also added a "paste from FEN" option, which allows quickly setting up a checkers puzzle. For example, to study one of the problems given in the Checker Maven , simply copy the text B:WK12,15,23,28:B21,K22,K31 under the diagram to the clipboard (which even on a mobile can be done easily). Then open...
by AartBik
Tue Jan 22, 2019 00:45
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN

Now that Checkers for Android supports a position setup editor, analyzing textbook studies has become a lot simpler. This has increased the significance of the small built-in endgame tablebases of my app as well, as can be seen in the study below. Here, starting from what is known as the "first posi...
by AartBik
Mon Jan 21, 2019 20:45
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN

I think it's a shame that your wonderful Android work gets so little attention. OTOH, we're mostly 10x10 programmers, so if you ever get around to making a 10x10 GUI that can load engines (as you did for chess) then I think there'd be quite a bit more response. Keep up the good work! It's okay. I h...
by AartBik
Mon Jan 21, 2019 20:39
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)
Replies: 18
Views: 2095

Re: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)

It looks really awesome, but why isn't stacking the pieces a viable solution? Yes, Checkers for Android could easily identify the chip of the piece that promotes as a king and play from there. The human players probably want to mark that piece also somehow for their own recognition (and stacking wo...
by AartBik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 08:33
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Checkers for Android: Position Setup and PDN/FEN

I finished a position setup feature for Checkers for Android, similar to what was already in Chess for Android. This feature allows users to copy interesting checker problems from textbooks or other sources and play from there to improve their game. In addition, I added an option to show the square ...
by AartBik
Thu Jan 17, 2019 21:13
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)
Replies: 18
Views: 2095

Re: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)

I got my new set of identifying chips from Certabo. Together with custom-made checker pieces (courtesy Gerard Harbers) , Checkers for Android is ready to play!

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by AartBik
Mon Jan 07, 2019 00:16
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)
Replies: 18
Views: 2095

Re: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)

Not much feedback (yet?), but I am continuing with this idea regardless. Below you see the concept, a regular piece and a king (dividing the 32 identifying chips of Certabo into 24 regular pieces and 10 kings, to avoid having to stack the regular pieces). Courtesy my brother-in-law for the 3D printe...
by AartBik
Thu Jan 03, 2019 00:02
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)
Replies: 18
Views: 2095

Re: Electronic checker boards (over bluetooth)

Happy 2019, checker friends! I extended the electronic board support in my Android chess app, which now supports Certabo, DGT, and Millennium (some USB, some bluetooth). The Certabo board in particular may be interesting for 8x8 checkers, since it ships with 34 identifying chips (full chess set + 2 ...
by AartBik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 20:34
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

See if you like it. The checkers app is soon to follow! I am rolling out a new version of Checkers for Android with: Use of parentheses for alternating moves Slightly nicer layout of columns Slightly improved display while navigating Ability to export game to clipboard or sharing as PDN (portable d...
by AartBik
Mon Dec 10, 2018 22:54
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

Yes, there are many apps for the casual player. Having a variety of game apps with pluggable engine support would cater to engine developers and make your apps the de facto GUI on Android. Anyway, thanks for being so responsive! I added the parentheses convention to my reversi app, together with an...
by AartBik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 22:53
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

And I seem to recall that your chess app has much more functionality than checkers (endgame dbs pluggable engines e.g.), is that something you'd consider for checkers? And dare I ask if 10x10 draughts is in the cards? All requests duly noted! I have been on the fence on adding third party engine an...
by AartBik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 21:51
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

It works, thanks! Some tips: as a user I expect the printed moves to be clickable / scrollable, to quickly navigate the variation tree. Is that hard to add? Also, could you add either the move number (I.e. 1. 10-14 22-18 2. 6-10 etc.), or e.g. add parentheses around the 2nd player’s moves: 10-14 (2...
by AartBik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 18:14
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

Hi Aart, Just installed it on my Android 8.0 phone. I don't see move history, and only one move-back button. What gives? Thanks for your interest Rein! I did a gradual roll-out of the new feature. It is at 100% now, so you should get an update soon. Please let me know if you find any bugs (other th...
by AartBik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 22:01
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Checkers for Android: Full Game Navigation

It has been a while, but I recently added something to Checkers for Android I had been planning for a long time: a notation window and full game navigation, similar to my chess app (and recently also the reversi app). No more artificial restrictions on the undo, one can simply go back and forth in t...
by AartBik
Fri Apr 13, 2018 06:54
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer Draughts programs on Android
Replies: 23
Views: 3394

Re: Computer Draughts programs on Android

Android devices run Dalvik bytecode, in the early days on the Dalvik Virtual Machine or, from Android 5.0 (Lollipop) forward, on ART (Android RunTime). Although class files and, by extension, jar files can be translated to Dalvik bytecode, it is a misconception to think that any Java GUI that runs o...