My New Blog - iPhone Chess!

iPhone Chess Blog

I recently got a MacBook Pro and have started doing some chess-related iPhone development.  Right now this blog is in its infancy, but in time I think it might be an interesting read.  I'm sort of talking about what it's like to be writing chess software in general and then some specific iPhone implementation aspects (along with other random musings).  I'd love to hear any suggestions for Chess apps - except for an engine, since there are plenty of those out there already - and/or any specific interface designs that you think are good/bad/would be interesting to put into a new app!


  • 6 years ago


    how about a capablanca chess?? I've always wanted to play it, but haven't seen an application or a website with this variation. Would be an original one Laughing

  • 6 years ago


    A free multiplayer chess app would be nice.

    Another option would be an iPad friendly right now you can't do the daily puzzle from it, every time you're looking at a game history and hit the back/forward move button the page reloads and you have to scroll down. Also the drag to play your piece is a bit finnicky - sometimes it sets my piece down in the wrong spot.

  • 6 years ago


    Shredder seems to have a good play analysis and chess skill level estimation at least for the Ipad, a live online chess mode for the iphone/ipad would be great simply because no one has done this well. A simple alternative to this would be making live chess on here available for the iphone/ipad would make huge amounts of money also...hint hint....

  • 6 years ago


    I use Shredder on iPhone and I would love it if it could set up a roughly-equal, random-yet-legal position for me to just jump into.

    You should also be able to tap on a move in the move list to go directly to that position.

    The ability to force the computer to use a particular opening would be good too. There is an openings app that lets you do this and play on afterwards against(i think) the Glaurung engine but it's very clunky in use.

    Pinch to zoom should be implemented too for the simple reason that: why not?

    Sometimes those little men are hard to see and it could let you focus better on a particular board area.

    Those are just a few ideas, i'll think of more since I do use chess apps regularly.

  • 6 years ago


    I don't know if they are out there, but I would like a database of annotated games.

  • 6 years ago


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