Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Free British "Chess" Magazine in pdf format

The British Magazine "Chess" is available as a free download with 29 pages and 13 annotated games in pdf format.
Ideal for use with Chess Book Study!
#android #chess


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Enpass bug in Chess Book Study v1.2

Chess Book Study v1.2 has a bug which does not allow you to capture enpass (pawn capture) for the side that is on top. It works fine if the side at the bottom tries to capture enpass.

I will fix this bug in the next release but meanwhile if you come across a position where the side on top needs to capture enpass, then just flip the board and make your move.
You can flip back again if you wish.

Thanks to my anonymous friend 'átopos' for bringing this to my notice.

Edit: átopos suggested a better workaround.
"Moving the pawn only one step instead of two is other simple trick to deal with this issue. I know, it is not the move in text, but it works until you fix the bug."

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Chess Book Study v1.2 released!!

I am excited to release v1.2 of Chess Book Study with some important features.
  • Move Left/Right: You can now move back and forth through the moves. Just tap on the left or right half of the board or on any empty square.
  • Ebook Browser: Some of you mentioned that the ebook scanning operation in 1.0 can be slow and potentially shows a lot of pdfs (which may not be related to Chess). Now that is replaced with File browser so that you are in control!
  • Move Notation: See last move notation next to the board. This makes it easier to know at what move you left reading once you start the app again.
  • Illegal Moves: Basic illegal moves checking has been added so that you don't inadvertently move pieces to the wrong square
  • Auto-complete castling
(Thanks to Benzi, Munroe, Luis, Jacob for their suggestions)

Right way to study a Chess Ebook!

"Chess Book Study" is a unique fusion of an ebookreader and a board.
You can load any ebook and make the moves on a variation board in the same screen.
This helps to STUDY the chess book by making moves on the board and not just read it.


* Supports pdf, djvu & djv file format
* Multi zoom, bookmarks, goto page
* 3 board sizes
* Its Free!

Well I personally studies over 100 pages of Mikhail Tal's Life and Games during the course of its development!

(Ideal for large screen phones and tablets.)

Android Market Link: http://goo.gl/sR4ra