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.
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.
Worked once. It worked the first time I used it, and worked very well too, unfortunately it now crashes every single time with a Java exception error, which is itself a link to a site that when followed doesn't exist?! I've only attempted to use this app with screenshots since I only play computers at the moment so I can't say if the camera option gives the same error. For me, at the moment though it's entirely unusable.
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.
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.