Thursday, November 22, 2018

Chess for Android Coding

Around the holidays I am finally getting some spare time to implement new features for Chess for Android. I am actively "in the zone" working on:

  • The ability to offer a draw or resign during an ongoing game. Since the UCI protocol does not provide this feature, the GUI will accept the draw simply based on past evaluations of the position.
  • The ability to change the users name and ELO rating, which will appear in the header for all user games that are saved in PGN format to the SD card.
  • The ability to connect to FICS, the free internet service. This is of course the most work and currently still in prototype stage. The first release will probably start simple by just allowing to watch demo games.