Asim Pereira

World Chess Championship 2013

Asim Pereira
The OFFICIAL app of the FIDE World Championship Match 2013 between Viswanathan Anand (India) and Magnus Carlsen (Norway).
First time in the history of a World Chess Championship match, fans world wide can follow the action on their Android devices! And not just follow, but immerse into it with this feature packed Android app!


APP HIGHLIGHTS

♚ Live Moves
Follow the live moves on a beautiful Chess board, and watch as the drama unfolds in real-time!

♚ Notifications
Get notified when the game starts or after moves are made. What more, after every game is over, you will be immediately notified of the result*

♚ Engine Analysis
One click engine analysis of the current board position with two Strong Chess engines (Critter & Stockfish). Needs 'Analyze This' Android app

♚ Annotated Previous Encounters
Get ready for the match as Sagar Shah (ELO 2373) walks you through some selected previous encounters of Anand and Carlsen, with some entertaining annotations and commentary.

♚ Tactics of Anand & Carlsen
Solve 30 tactical puzzles of Anand and Carlsen (15 each), carefully selected by IM Swayams Mishra (ELO 2434). These are "awesome tactics worth solving", as he puts it.

♚ Integrated Tweets
Stay abreast with expert opinion and comments with the integrated Tweets. Also, Tweet while you watch the live moves right from the Board screen!

♚ 2 Board Designs
Whom are you supporting? Choose either the "Cool Anand" or the "Hot Carlsen" board design and support your man!

♚ Home Screen and Lock Screen Widgets
What if you could follow the action without even opening the app!!? Too good to be true?
Yes, you can! Add the Board widget to your Android Home screen (or Lock Screen!!) and watch as the widget updates automatically when the moves are made!*
The home screen widget can be resized and made bigger!

♚ Match Score
View match schedule (in your local time!) and follow the score as the match progresses

♚ Available in International languages
Thanks to some awesome Chess enthusiasts, the app is available in native Dutch, French and Spanish languages!**

♚ Optimized for Battery and Data
The app only only does its work when the server notifies it that a move has been made, instead of continuously connecting to the server every few minutes. This saves lot of device battery and you can always keep you data connection ON.


TIPS/FAQs on my blog : http://goo.gl/WK5zFZ


Any suggestions/bugs can be directly reported to pereiraasim@gmail.com (This works better than adding a 1-star review! ;) )

Chess Puzzles - iChess Free

Asim Pereira
Chess puzzles are an ideal way to practice without having to find an opponent or spend time playing an actual game. iChess presents 1000 offline puzzles from real FIDE tournament games. Just launch and start solving!

iChess is now available on iPhone and iPad! http://goo.gl/1GIu67
★★★★★ "Awesome app with hell lot of puzzles. Best one seen so far !!"
★★★★★ "Its a great and functional training tool"

FEATURES
♟ Three difficulty levels. All puzzles are offline. No internet connection required
♟ Load your own PGN puzzle file. Games in Chessbase CBH format not supported. You can also practice openings or study famous games. Simply load a full PGN of games and make the best move.
♟ Hint and engine analysis with Stockfish and Critter!
♟ Bird View feature to view Solved/Failed and unseen puzzles.
♟ Scorecard to track your progress
♟ Master Chess openings by solving chess tactics from openings like Sicilian, Kings Indian etc (not free)
♟ Solve puzzles from recent 2013 tournament chess games (not free)

NOTE
♟ Some puzzles simply win a pawn or a piece and not necessarily end in checkmate
♟ Puzzles are arranged in increasing order of difficulty
♟ This is not an app to play chess online or play against the mobile or with friends
♟ Thanks to theweekinchess.com and pgnmentor.com for the free PGN files
♟ iChess Free has the same set of puzzles as the paid version. iChess Free may show Ads.

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Enjoy solving puzzles from games of World Champ Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Kramnik, Aronian, Nakamura, Gelfand, Radjabov, Polgar and others.
Stay up to date with puzzles from games played in Tata Steel 2013, London Chess Classic, Chess Olympiad, World Championship, European Teams, Candidates, Alekhine mem etc.

Additional puzzles available for In-app purchase
♚ January to December 2013
♚ Mate in 1
♚ Endgame Tactics (Annotated)
♚ Mate in 2 - Vol 1
♚ December 2012
♚ November 2012
♚ Sicilian Najdorf Be2
♚ Magic of Mikhail Tal
♚ October 2012 Tactics
♚ Tactics in the Catalan
♚ KID Saemisch - Vol 1

NOTE: 'Read Phone identity' is required to secure purchases. No private information can be accessed

Like this Chess game? Then tell your friends!

Chess - Analyze This (Free)

Asim Pereira
Analyze your chess game with the power of multiple Chess Engines! Leave your chess computer behind!

/** FEATURES **/
☆ Load and analyze your games from PGN file
☆ Save moves and variations
☆ Paste PGN or FEN
☆ Share PGN/FEN with other Chess apps like Droidfish or send via Email/Twitter
☆ Manage and install new UCI engines. (Pro only)
☆ One click analysis from iChess & Chess Book Study apps
☆ New innovative feature to move back and forth by simply tilting your device. Now give your fingers some rest!
☆ Play against Engine or let Engines play against each other (Pro only. Tap engine name to see option)
☆ Annotate games with symbols and comments
☆ Auto replay games (Pro only)

For more features, Tips and Tricks, please see :
http://mychessapps.blogspot.in/2013/05/analyze-this-tips-and-tricks.html

NOTE:
Free vs Paid : Free version cannot install new UCI engine and has some other minor UI limitations while browsing games. Free version may show Ads.
♚ This is not an app to play a chess game against the mobile or online or with friends
♚ Online chess not supported
♚ Importing external engines like Houdini 3, Rybka, Fritz, Hiarcs is currently not supported
♚ To download more engines, pls see:
http://mychessapps.blogspot.in/2013/05/analyze-this-install-new-uci-chess.html

http://www.stockfishchess.com/ (Stockfish homepage)
http://www.vlasak.biz/critter/ (Critter homepage)

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Like on Facebook http://goo.gl/P5TXe

Keywords: Chess, stockfish, critter, engines, analysis, pgn reader, pgn viewer

Download games from the Candidates tournament and analyze!

Chess Book Study Free

Asim Pereira
Simply reading a Chess book without a Chess board is not easy unless you are Vishy Anand or Magnus Carlsen! What if you could read your PDF Chess ebooks or magazines as well as follow the games on a Chess board, all in one screen!? This is exactly what this app helps achieve.
All your Chess books and magazines in the palm of your hand!

Ideal for Large screen phones and Tablets.

=== FEATURES ===
☆ Open e-magazines from New in Chess, USCF, Chess Today, British Chess Magazine etc
☆ Analyze with the power of two Chess engines! (touch and hold board for more options -> Analyze This)
☆ Open ebook or magazines in pdf, djvu or djv format
☆ Open web sites like chesscafe.com, chessbase.com. How to read Google Books? http://goo.gl/0Soij
☆ Talk to move! (experimental)
☆ Copy board position to other apps like Droidfish, Chess for Android
☆ Book options like Day/Night mode, Bookmarks, Multi-touch zoom, Crop, Split

=== FREE vs PRO ===
♚ Free has Ads.
♚ Free does NOT have Save game option
♚ Free has other minor UI limitation while loading games from PGN

=== NOTE ===
♚ Once you launch the app, please click Install button and follow onscreen instructions. This will install an open source app, EBookDroid which is required for showing ebooks.
♚ You need to manually move the pieces on the board, just like in real life. This app does NOT automatically make moves on the board if you tap the ebook.
♚ Great resource for some free pdfs:
http://www.chesscafe.com/archives/archives.htm
♚ This app does not contain any pirated or commercial chess ebooks. You are free to load any Chess ebook in pdf, djvu or djv format.
♚ This app comes with a sample copy of "Bonus chapters from the book - Learn from Garry Kasparov’s Greatest Games" by FM Eric Schiller (http://ericschiller.com/)
Special thanks!

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Keywords: Chess, ebook, pdf, djvu, djv, board, study, android, game, pgn reader, pgn viewer

ebookdroid (Chess)

Asim Pereira
This is a companion app for 'Chess Book Study' app. Together with Chess Book Study, you can read your pdf or djvu chess books and make moves on the accompanying board!
Forget carrying your bulky books!

This app cannot be launched on its own. Please install Chess Book Study
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pereira.booknboard


Note:
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1. This is based on the open source EBookDroid app
http://code.google.com/p/ebookdroid/
2. The original EBookDroid app is here
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ebookdroid&hl=en

Chess Puzzles - iChess

Asim Pereira
Chess puzzles are an ideal way to practice without having to find an opponent or spend time playing an actual game. iChess presents 1000 offline puzzles from real FIDE tournament games. Just launch and start solving!

iChess is now available on iPhone and iPad! http://goo.gl/1GIu67
★★★★★ "Awesome app with hell lot of puzzles. Best one seen so far !!"
★★★★★ "Its a great and functional training tool"

FEATURES
♟ Three difficulty levels. All puzzles are offline. No internet connection required
♟ Load your own PGN puzzle file. Chessbase CBH format not supported
♟ Hint and engine analysis with Stockfish and Critter!
♟ Bird View feature to view Solved/Failed and unseen puzzles.
♟ Scorecard to track your progress
♟ Master Chess openings by solving chess tactics from openings like Sicilian, Kings Indian etc (extra $)
♟ Solve puzzles from recent 2013 tournament chess games (extra $)

NOTE
♟ Some puzzles simply win a pawn or a piece and not necessarily end in checkmate
♟ Puzzles are arranged in increasing order of difficulty
♟ This is not an app to play chess online or play against the mobile or with friends
♟ Thanks to theweekinchess.com and pgnmentor.com for the PGN files

Follow on Google Plus http://goo.gl/Axhm4
Like on Facebook http://goo.gl/P5TXe

Enjoy solving puzzles from chess games of Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Kramnik, Aronian, Nakamura, Gelfand, Radjabov, Polgar and others.
Stay up to date with puzzles from recent tournaments like Tata Steel 2013, London Chess Classic, Chess Olympiad, World Championship, European Teams, Candidates, Alekhine mem etc

Additional puzzles available for In-app purchase
♚ January to December 2013
♚ Mate in 1
♚ Endgame Tactics (Annotated)
♚ Mate in 2 - Vol 1
♚ December 2012
♚ November 2012
♚ Sicilian Najdorf Be2
♚ Magic of Mikhail Tal
♚ October 2012 Tactics
♚ Tactics in the Catalan
♚ KID Saemisch - Vol 1

NOTE: 'Read Phone identity' is required to secure purchases. No private information can be accessed

Like this Chess game? Then tell your friends!

Chess - Analyze This (Pro)

Asim Pereira
Analyze your chess game with the power of multiple Chess Engines! Leave your chess computer behind!

/** FEATURES **/
☆ Load and analyze your games from PGN file
☆ Save moves and variations
☆ Paste PGN or FEN
☆ Share PGN/FEN with other Chess apps like Droidfish or send via Email/Twitter
☆ Manage and install new UCI engines.
☆ One click analysis from iChess & Chess Book Study apps
☆ New innovative feature to move back and forth by simply tilting your device. Now give your fingers some rest!
☆ Play against Engine or let Engines play against each other (Tap engine name to see option)
☆ Annotate games with symbols and comments
☆ Auto replay games

For more features, Tips and Tricks, please see :
http://mychessapps.blogspot.in/2013/05/analyze-this-tips-and-tricks.html

NOTE:
Free vs Paid : Free version cannot install new UCI engine and has some other minor UI limitations while browsing games.
♚ This is not an app to play a chess game against the mobile or online or with friends
♚ Online chess not supported
♚ Importing external engines like Houdini 3, Rybka, Fritz, Hiarcs is currently not supported
♚ To download more engines, pls see:
http://mychessapps.blogspot.in/2013/05/analyze-this-install-new-uci-chess.html

http://www.stockfishchess.com/ (Stockfish homepage)
http://www.vlasak.biz/critter/ (Critter homepage)

G+ page : http://goo.gl/Axhm4
Like on Facebook http://goo.gl/P5TXe

Keywords: Chess, stockfish, critter, engines, analysis, pgn reader, pgn viewer

Download games from the Candidates tournament and analyze!

Auto Reboot (Root only)

Asim Pereira
*Automatically reboot your device every day!*

If you are like me, then you would have many apps on your device. Most of these apps continue to run in the background even if you stop using them.
Ultimately the device becomes slower, consumes more battery and needs a reboot!

Why reboot or restart your device manually when this app can do it automatically for you? Just set a time and you are all set!
*Make a fresh start everyday!*

* Rooted devices ONLY. Please grant permission when super-user app asks for it.
* Configurable time (3AM is default)
* Simple UI. One touch start/stop. 60 seconds countdown.
* No running service in the background
* No Ads, 100% FREE
(Like the app? Would you like to buy me a coffee? http://goo.gl/lzMjW5)

I use this app to automatically reboot my Phone and Tablet daily at 03:00AM so that when I wake up I start afresh!

Chess Book Study ♟ Pro

Asim Pereira
Simply reading a Chess book without a Chess board is not easy unless you are Vishy Anand or Magnus Carlsen! What if you could read your PDF Chess ebooks or magazines as well as follow the games on a Chess board, all in one screen!? This is exactly what this app helps achieve.
All your Chess books and magazines in the palm of your hand!

Ideal for Large screen phones and Tablets.


=== FEATURES ===
☆ Open e-magazines from New in Chess, USCF, Chess Today, British Chess Magazine etc
☆ Analyze with the power of two Chess engines! (touch and hold board for more options -> Analyze This)
☆ Open ebook in pdf, djvu or djv format
☆ Open web sites like chesscafe.com, chessbase.com. How to read Google Books? http://goo.gl/0Soij
☆ Talk to move! (experimental)
☆ Copy board position to other apps like Droidfish, Chess for Android
☆ Book options like Day/Night mode, Bookmarks, Multi-touch zoom, Crop, Split

=== FREE vs PRO ===
♚ Free has Ads.
♚ Free does NOT have Save game option
♚ Free has other minor UI limitation while loading games from PGN

=== NOTE ===
♚ Once you launch the app, please click Install button and follow onscreen instructions. This will install an open source app, EBookDroid which is required for showing ebooks.
♚ You need to manually move the pieces on the board, just like in real life. This app does NOT automatically make moves on the board if you tap the ebook.
♚ Great resource for some free pdfs:
http://www.chesscafe.com/archives/archives.htm
♚ This app does not contain any pirated or commercial chess ebooks. You are free to load any Chess ebook in pdf, djvu or djv format.
♚ This app comes with a sample copy of "Bonus chapters from the book - Learn from Garry Kasparov’s Greatest Games" by FM Eric Schiller (http://ericschiller.com/)
Special thanks!

===============================
Follow on Google Plus: http://goo.gl/Axhm4
Like on Facebook http://goo.gl/P5TXe

Keywords: Chess, ebook, pdf, djvu, djv, board, study, pgn reader, pgn viewer

Follow Chess

Asim Pereira
Follow live chess games from top international chess tournaments.
Check out the moves of the top players and learn!

(Currently broadcasting moves from FIDE Women's Grand Prix, 14th Bangkok Chess Open, Danish National Class, Fagernes International, Dubai Open)

FEATURES
♞ Watch multiple games in a single screen!
♞ Tap board to launch the offline analysis board. You can enter moves too or seek engine assistance.
♞ Analyze the Chess position with the power of multiple Chess engines, simultaneously! (Needs Analyze This app)
(more features to follow in future updates...)
♞ See menu option to Remove Ads & Go Pro for price less than your coffee!!

TIPS
♞ Analysis board - Double tap the board to launch instant engine analysis!
♞ Analysis board - Swipe finger down to flip the board

NOTE
* Not all tournaments may be available since some tournament organizers do not provide the moves.
* The moves are updated only when the app is visible on screen. Device battery and data charges may apply if the app is open for a long time

Future Features
- Games from previous rounds
- Pairing & Schedule
- Results
and more... Till then, happy viewing!

More details on my blog : http://mychessapps.blogspot.in/2014/04/follow-chess-10-released-now-analyze.html
Please send your suggestions and bug reports to pereiraasim@gmail.com

Special thanks to Mark Crowther (theweekinchess.com)

Your Move Correspondence Chess

Asim Pereira
ICCF and SchemingMind are THE correspondence websites for serious Chess players.
Now, easily make Your Move on ICCF or SchemingMind.com.

♟ Make move, Offer/Accept draw, Resign (See menu), Message your opponent and do all the important stuff
♟ Bring up the position and analyze it even while on the road or on train with no Internet
♟ Analyze your finished games with the power of two Chess engines and save to database (uses Analyze This app)
♟ Supports standard Chess only (does NOT support Chess 960, Suicide Chess or variants, yet)
♟ Launch app directly by clicking the hyperlink in the email you receive from ICCF/SM

Copy PGN option is intentionally not added to avoid temptation of using Engines for analysis (Trust me, its very tempting indeed!)

Havent heard of ICCF or SchemingMind?
ICCF is the International Correspondence Chess Federation founded in 1951. You can earn official ratings and Titles/Norms
http://iccf-webchess.com/Signup.aspx
http://schemingmind.com/register.aspx

*Amici Sumus*

Like the app? Tell your Chess friends about the game!

Quick Text Compose

Asim Pereira
Currently, Android phones don't have an easy way to quickly allow you to start typing a new text message aka SMS. It takes atleast 2 clicks, if not more!

Solution:
Quick Text Compose launches your phone's 'New Text Message' screen with a single click!
Place this application shortcut on your home screen for easy access. Just click and start typing your text message right away!

Features
* Works with Handcent SMS and other messaging apps.
* Can also compose by holding the Search key (on some phones)
* One click access to New Text Message screen
* Works on Android phones 1.5 and above!
* Nearly zero memory consumption
* No internet permission required, your data is safe!

(Like the app? Would you like to buy me a coffee? http://goo.gl/cyqnX6)

Note
Skype is another Text messaging application. If you have installed Skype on your phone/tablet, the app may attempt to launch it, if it does not find any other Text messaging application

Chess Bomb Live (web view)

Asim Pereira
Watch live chess games on chessbomb.com. This is not a official chessbomb app.
This app shows the web version of chess bomb.com but is better than a mobile/tablet browser.

Advantage over a browser?
- Remembers your last tournament and loads it automatically!
- Loads mobile optimized views when you click on a Tournament and follow a game.
- Settings option to switch to desktop view and chat with friends or view multi-line Houdini analysis.

Features of chessbomb
- Follow live chess games of top players
- Always upto date with latest chess games
- Can view past completed games
- View multiple games at once
- Engine analysis with Houdini!
- Chat with fellow chess lovers from around the world

Note
* Only works on Android 3.0 and above
* Released with kind permission of chessbomb.com
* Ads policy - The app shows one banner ad at the bottom. Other ads shown on top are from chessbomb.com site and does not affect battery. No notification ads. No full page ads.

Quick Email Compose

Asim Pereira
Currently, Android phones don't have an easy way to quickly allow you to start composing a new email. It takes atleast 2 clicks, if not more!

Solution:
Quick Email Compose launches your phone's default Email compose screen with a single click!
Place this application shortcut on your home screen for easy access. Just click and start typing your email right away!

Features:
* Works with Yahoo mail and other email clients
* One click access to Email Compose screen
* Works on Android phones 1.5 and above!
* Nearly zero memory consumption
* No internet permission required, your data is safe!

Touch N Paste Widget

Asim Pereira
You know how cumbersome it can be to type out your email address on your phone or tablet. Even if my Chrome browser logs in automatically, I frequently end up typing my email address on some sites, again and again.
If you are like me, then this little widget is for you!

How it works?
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This is a simple widget that you can put on your home-screen and when the time comes, simply touch it, to copy the email address!
Then you can paste it anywhere using the Android default "Paste" option.

-: FEATURES :-
- Shows all email IDs configured on your device. Resize widget to see more IDs
- Copy any of your email address to the Android clipboard with a single touch
- No internet permission required. No ads
- No background service. Very less battery usage.

You can always choose to log-out from websites, knowing that it is now easy to enter your email address!

Note:
* There is no app icon in the main launcher. You can find it in the Widget section as "Touch N Paste"
* This widget does NOT run in the background and hence does not consume any battery.
* Accounts permission required to access your email addresses