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Major Updates for Android & iPhone!!

Hi all!

Those of you who like to get your chess on with your Android or iOS device will be happy to know that we've got MAJOR updates on both platforms this week! (Apple is still reviewing the submission but it could be in Store any time now.)

Ok, let's start with Android... Even though the focus here is not on new features, this update will definitely grab your attention. First and foremost, the whole app has gotten a complete visual redesign - and it is gorgeous! We've refined the look and feel to make the app look great on mobile handsets and tablets of all shapes & sizes. Slickness.

 

 

Additionally, common work-flows and features have been streamlined for simplicity, clarity, and ease of use. Finally, we declared all-out war on a number of subtle bugs that caused the app to crash/force-quit under different circumstances - and the result is a far more stable app! We hope you love it.

 

Users of our universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad will have to look a little harder (but not much!) to see the differences in this new version... Although the new app looks the same as before, here the focus IS on some very cool new features!...

 

- Support for Notification Center! (You will love our new custom Alert sound! It's chess-themed, loud enough to be effective, but not jarring enough to wake you up when your overseas opponent makes their move at 3 am!)

- Learning Positions! The Computer drills you on vital techniques! It's like Computer Workout on your iPhone!

 

- Online game boards now update whenever your opponent moves

- Improved "new game" flow lets you challenge your Chess.com friends or one of your Contacts. Look up an opponent by username! Starting a game with someone specific has never been this easy!

 

- Search our Video library by keyword or phrase! Often requested and hugely useful!

 

- New chat messages pop up in your Online Games (optional)!

 

- Send Friend requests to your opponents. Accept or decline incoming requests!

- Optional "mini-boards" provide a detail view of the last move played, right in your Online game list!

- Game-list indicators let you see if your opponent is online

- Live Chess: New Setting to "Auto-Queen" on pawn-promotion

- A new badge inside the app shows you the number of games where it's your move! (See screenshots above.)

- Improved Facebook sign-in!

- Many bug-fixes and interface improvements - and Live-chess connectivity is better than ever!

 

Alright! That's it for the moment, but we've got more great ideas on the way: So stand by for more of the best chess experience anywhere, right in the palm of your hand!

Finally, if you like these new versions, please update your glowing reviews! ;) (Our ratings are version-specific, so this helps us out immensely!) Thank you!

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Comments


  • 6 months ago

    raijovj

    Let someone to develop a WindowsPhone application for Chess.com.

    We are waiting for it...,

    Make it fast....! 

  • 10 months ago

    donavongooldy

    I accidentally uninstalled and can't get beta version back. I can't seem to find the old version for the app any advice?

  • 11 months ago

    aqibthefastest

    My chess.com application return to the previous old version. I can't update my cchess.com android app.Is this the problem with someone else too?

  • 2 years ago

    Jonny_P

    Love the layout of the app, but the app seems very keen to tell me that it's my turn to move when it's not. I get notifications every couple or minutes or so.

  • 2 years ago

    Francoisvdm

    The latest version is VERY buggy!  Can't use little arrows at the bottom in normal mode, can't create a challenge, falls out a few times..... please bring the previous version back!

  • 2 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Thanks. That one should be fixed in the forthcoming update. :)

  • 2 years ago

    rogertranchez

    Hello,

    I don't like to have my phone always connected because of battery savings, but if I have chess.com installed on my android xperia arc s phone, while disconnected I get a sad and unexplaining message "error occurred" because it cannot connect to the internet ( I came to that conclusion looking at the android log with the free aLogCat application); Is there any workaround ? or meanwhile I have to always logout from the application on Android for not having this annoying message appearing on the screen even if I'm not playing chess at every moment...

    I was driving me crazy, because I reflashed the phone and I though it was the case, but NO, it was chess.com; you can test it: Go to Settings while disconnected, and check and unckeck notifications options and you'll be able to reproduce the message manually without having to wait for it to appear "randomly" while you're not on the application...

  • 3 years ago

    Travis73

    My Android gets unresponsive on the on line games. Then starts randomizing the board. It drives me crazy. It worked much better when it first came out.

  • 3 years ago

    atty1970

    thanks chess.com , the fix has worked on my iphone 4.2 OS...my life is now back to normal  :-)

  • 3 years ago

    atty1970

    thanks deep greene

  • 3 years ago

    DeepGreene

    @atty1970, if you're still on iOS 4.2 or earlier, there's a fix on the way.

  • 3 years ago

    atty1970

    new app dont work om my iphone !!!! :-(

  • 3 years ago

    delatbabel

    I keep having live chess games abandoned -- my rating is spiralling down badly!  I get a minute or two into the game and the app says "Reconnecting ... reconnecting ..." with the spinning icon.  Eventually a message pops up saying "Error occurred" with no other information.  This is on a pretty solid net connection -- I've tried 4G, Wifi, etc.  No problems with other apps maintaining a connection on the phone, just this one.

  • 3 years ago

    ChunHoecch

    I cannot play Live Chess Bullet without premove. Add Premove! Thanks!! Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    NovaSun

    I also got a bug on Android app on Galaxy SII - the live chat doesn't show any letters when i send something

  • 3 years ago

    rev11

    Next Android bug: After I win/lose/draw game agains computer the pop up window with two buttons shows (New game, OK). BUT the button New game doesnt work!

  • 3 years ago

    Travis73

    The android app is great in my docking station until I want to submit a move. Since the phone is horizontal I can't see the submit button. Please tell me if I'm missing something.

  • 3 years ago

    Bronco70

    @bigyin, there are two areas in the notifications (in notification and Not in notification ) the name is just "chess" the icon says chess.com with a green pawn. Click it and then chose your options

  • 3 years ago

    bigyin33

    @ deepgreene, i have already looked there, as that is where you would adjust alerts for other apps, the chess.com app doesnt appear there. unless its under some other name and i'm missing it?

  • 3 years ago

    rev11

    @DeepGreene - Im using android v. 2.3.4 HTC EVO 3D

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