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I really enjoy playing blitz chess OTB when I get a chance (not that chess.com isn't bad :P ) and we've been using our phones as game clocks. I wasn't all that happy with the free apps out there so I went and coded my own for fun.
Any feedback from you guys would be much appreciated!
FeaturesClock•Sleek, clean interface•Vertical and horizontal orientations•Dynamic time-bar displays each player's relative time remaining at a glance - also acts as a pause button.•Choose starting player's side.•Move counter•Visual indicator (optional sound) for current player.•Millisecond timing resolutionTime Control•Fischer, Bronstein, Hourglass increments and Simple delay•Period timing (Add time after a certain move number)•Handicap time controls•Create, edit and delete an unlimited number of presetsMisc.•Power saving mode (Dark UI)•No ads•Unlimited license (free forever)•Auto-pause if interrupted during a game (Phone call, text message, etc,)Requirements•SD Card•OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android 2.2 minimum)
Thanks! Looks pretty decent, and I've just removed the two chess clock applications I had installed; one didn't have a horizontal mode, and one didn't get Fischer increments right.
I wouldn't mind being able to "hide" the provided "standard" time controls, but that's very nit-picky. Good job!
(Yes, I had to figure out to press enter/return or whatever the equivalent is to get the name for a custom time to stick, and it wasn't immediately obvious that the "resume or quit" when the centre is pressed paused the clock; maybe a pause symbol there? Beyond nitpicks: looks good.)
Thanks for the feedback! If you don't like the default time controls you can always delete them (Top righthand corner of the edit menu for each time control). I thought I coded it to have a tooltip (explaining that you could press the timebar to pause, delete timecontrols in the edit menu, etc.) the first time you opened up the app, I'll take a look at it and make sure it isn't bugged.
Thanks for the explanations. If there was a tooltip, I missed it; I may have.
The standard time controls are good to have, but ony one of the matches anything I regularly use, so I'll probably tidy the others away. Mostly I use "real" chess clocks, but at home with no clock bashing blitz players or when visiting my nephew I'll aways have my phone handy.
Well done again on a nice clean application.
Is the app supposed to be able to disable screen timeout automatically? It doesn't on my phone (Android 4.1.2).
Otherwise a very nice app.
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