Brilliant! Very cool app Does a great job with screenshots and photos of games on my Asus Transformer tablet. You can even save games in sgf format! My only complaint is that it uploads images to a server for analysis, so you need wifi turned on to use it. Note: Force closed on me when I tried to use the "Take Picture" option, but I just took a photo using the Android camera app and then used the "Load From Gallery" option instead. Not sure the former option is even worth keeping if it causes any problems.
Excellent, but needs the update of a critical error! The Go Scoring Camera is a unique application which reminds you how important is a photo of final position in a close game could be - once you remove the stones and accidentally make an error during the counting, there is no help. BUT, it seems that japanese scoring mode has a significant problem: dead stones on the board ("prisoners") are worth 2 points and not 1 point. Therefore the result will be accurate only if the number of dead stones _on the board_ is equal. If the number of dead stones is different, there is always an error. For example, if there are 10 black dead stones, and no white dead stones, the program is going to reduce the black score by -10, although it should be -20, and give the wrong result by 10 points. It is interesting that chinese scoring mode is giving accurate results. The fact that it gives different results in case of uneven number of dead stones confirms the flaw of the formula used. PLEASE, check and UPDATE for Fifth Star! A feature which is not visible on the first sight: "save and e-mail sgf" is actually sending the final position in standard go format which enables you to check the counting with another software.
Works well, but lacks some basic features. I'm thrilled that this app exists. It makes it easy to score games and keep finished boards in digital form (sgf). What it lacks is in the details. There should be an option to change where the saved files are kept (on the SD card or internal storage, and what specific folder). It would be nice if the app could remember some player names and if there was an input field for player rank. There's also a large problem where if you use the exact same player names twice when saving games, the program will overwrite the old game instead of creating a second save file. Still, it's well worth the $5. I hope it is improved in the future.
Worked better than expected. So this is one of those apps I bought right when I saw what it did. Seconds after purchasing I suddenly realized that might have been a mistake, since I don't play on a regular goban - I have a 19x19 grid drawn in thin BIC pen lines onto the surface of a weirdly shaped coffee table. Also, my stones are only 6mm in diameter, so there's more space in between each stone. Dreading the expected result, I went ahead and tried it out. I'm happy to say that it works absolutely flawlessly. I definitely recommend it since you won't have to mess up the final board position to make counting easier.
Works great! I'm not sure if it's faster than experienced players using manual counting shortcuts, but as a noob playing with other noobs it sure speeds up scoring. The SGF feature isn't that useful since it's just the end state. Keeping player profiles with stats to track progress & rank might be a better idea. A couple tips for users. You can pinch-zoom the photo when fixing stones & grid. You can also quickly move the grid if it's way off by tapping a corner to select it, then tapping again somewhere else to move it. Use the micro adjust from there.
good idea, bad implementation extensive corrections required to every photo. dark or black boards hopeless. requires the images to be uploaded to a server: does not work offline and often has server errors.