Monday, December 9, 2013

Chess for Android v4.5

It has been a while since the last update, since I have been a bit busy at work, but I finally had some time for two new features in Chess for Android, version 4.5 now available through the playstore or as direct download:
  • Spoken chess text (option to announce all moves)
  • Retrieve position function (direct link with Gerhard Roth's OCR app)
To enable the new chess speech feature, simply press the menu button, select "Options", and then enable the "Spoken Moves" option (see check-mark below). After that, Chess for Android announces the chess moves made on the board, as well as the final outcome of the game. For now, only the english language is supported.

A follow-up posting will go into more detail on the OCR feature.