Since about 4 updates (each time a star less) it resets all theme settings every once in a while and you can't even set the previous move sound as it seems not to reload it again. This is super annoying. It seems each update becomes more buggy instead more stable, now there are no controls in portrait mode, just the board. Seems there is no beta testing.
No doubt this is amazing app to learn and play chess. But this is a serious app for serious chess lovers... right? Then why do u show some vulgar ads?????? While playing i saw an ad of BIGO Live featuring Sunny Leone and some random girl with less cloths. This app is used by minors as well. I dont think this is the way your app should behave.
I picked Staunton theme because it was the only 3D theme available, and I hate that 2D look. Suddenly now Staunton is showing up 2D and now I have to download yet another chess app where this won't be a problem.
Pros: -chess with the world -drag and drop pieces -subtle and not obnoxious game sounds -wide variety of chess tutorials and challenges for players of all skill levels -ability to 'mute' other player is always nice Cons: -updates make game less stable. I wasn't able to play this app at all from the previous until this newest update -Ranking system somewhat flawed. You're dropped in a "1200" slot as a new player, which super saturates this ranking level with genuinely 1200 players and brand new to chess players. This creates a distortion of actual skill level until breaking above or below a margin of about 1050 to 1300. I would recommend the designers adopt the initial ranking system used by starcraft 2. You play 5 games with players of random skill levels, and based on your performance you are given an initial skill level of your own.
Edit: Something wrong with the new update 18.10.17. super sloooow. Def a 5 star but I can't find the coach like on the web based version that tells me if my move was excellent, good, mistake or a blunder
The latest update randomly removes the information around the board: player info, material, moves and such. Probably has to do with screen rotation. The only fix is to shut down the app and restart.
- Improved error-handling
- Updated Facebook SDK
- Fixed several issues:
* Draw notifications no longer persist after a game ends
* Android 8 now uses correct language
* "Ghost chess piece" has been exorcised!
* Several crashes are now resolved