Reversi for Android is getting a graphics overhaul! The "retro stones" have been replaced by stones with a gradient. A new animation on placing and flipping stones makes it more clear what moves just have been played. Except an update on Google Play soon!
Friday, February 5, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
I just released new versions of my Android applications, as usual available on Google Play or as direct download. These versions introduce a new options menu dialog that can be accessed by swiping up. Hopefully this provides a viable alternative on devices that lack or broke the legacy options menu button.
- Reversi for Android v2.5.5
- Checkers for Android v2.6.5
- Chess for Android v5.1.5
Chess for Android also introduces a slightly cleaner position set up window, and added the ability to define an opening book for an imported UCI or XBoard engine. Please let me know if all works well.
Friday, January 29, 2016
In order to ensure my games remain relevant as the old options menu is phased out by some vendors, I am adding new support for action buttons and feature selection. As shown below for the upcoming Reversi for Android update, in addition to the old options menu entered by pressing the menu button, the user can now swipe up to enter a new dialog with action button, check boxes and a drop down box for the levels.
I am not just excited about making sure that users can enter this menu again, but also about the fact that this probably makes the features much more discoverable for my users.
For Chess for Android, it will look something like this.
Expect updates on all my games soon!