CBase Chess 1.0 for iPhone/iPod Submitted!

I finally submitted my first app!  Apple has an unbelievable number of certificates you have to obtain to compile, run, and then submit your application.  It took me almost 2 hours from the start of my submission process to the end to get everything down.  Anyway, it's waiting for review, and it's my understanding that most applications are approved within a week, so let's hope the same goes for mine!

CBase Chess 1.0

CBase Chess is a free PGN database viewer. Cbase Chess supports PGN standards whichs makes bringing your databases from your chess software at home to your iPhone or iPod touch easy!


  • *Games with variations! Supports RAV (Recursive Annotation Variations) for as many variations as your game holds.
  • *Games with commentary annotations.
  • *Opens PGN files from the web! Registers as a PGN reader so you can open your files from a website, or from apps which support document forwarding like Dropbox!
  • *iTunes document support. Add new databases via iTunes.
  • *Player search.


I definitely plan on adding more features, including improved views for the gametext/annotations, but in the mean time I felt that my product was ready to ship a 1.0 and get user feedback that I can use to guide the development process.


  • 6 years ago


    Awesome buddy !   Wishing the best for you and your ideas.  Congrats !

  • 6 years ago


    Awesome news! Finally an iPhone app that supports variations!!!

    You have done what no one else has done - there are zillions of chess apps but none of them support variations. Thanks you so much - I can't wait to grab it as soon as it is approved.

  • 6 years ago


    Good on you! And, for those of us new to png files, let alone iPhones, on which thus message is being written, more plain descriptions on what it is, and why use it, and how best to use it would be invaluable:-) thank you:-)
  • 6 years ago

    NM ajgreen

    I don't have any plans for an iPad version at this point.  Right now I'm only releasing free software and since I don't have an iPad it's not a very high priority for me at the moment.

  • 6 years ago


    Nice. Planning an iPad version?

  • 6 years ago


    Excellent news! Sounds like a great app. Be sure to update us all when it (hopefully) gets approved. Cool

  • 6 years ago


    Can you add a copy-paste PGN feature at some later point if it doesn't already have it? I've always had trouble figuring out how to manage PGN's on an iPod. 

    Looks like a quality app! Great work!

  • 6 years ago

    NM ajgreen

    Ya, I had to make it iOS 4 only because I'm really just doing this for fun, not as a business, so I don't have the time to make separate builds for 3.x and 4.x.

  • 6 years ago


    that thing about opening pgn files from other applications and web only works in iOS 4 right?? too bad my 1rst generation ipod touch can't be upgraded Frown. Nice work though!!Laughing 

  • 6 years ago

    NM ajgreen

    Yes, it will be free.  Hopefully Apple won't take a whole month to approve it!

  • 6 years ago


    Is it free?

    And also it takes 1-4 weeks.. ICC's app has been submitted 2 weeks ago I believe and nothing yet..

  • 6 years ago


    Fantastic! Hope to see this evolve with even more features in time!

  • 6 years ago


    Austen congrats! I really like the piece design :) So is the DropBox portion really work? Also do I need to use the 2x on my iPad or is it full screen? 

  • 6 years ago


    Can't wait to try it out.

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