History / Changelog / Versions
- Chessrating 2.7 (internal V 17) download
- release date: 22. Apr 2017
- file size: 213882 bytes / sha1: 8d5f77476bf85acc04d2311b725903b93a286ece
- New feature: Review positions after having completed a test suite. Changed: copy to clipboard no more available while in testing mode, only in review mode
- New feature: Share positions via menu (only in review mode).
- New feature: Report bug directly from the app via menu.
- New option: Show ELO of position when reviewing.
- Improvement: React to orientation change while puzzling.
- Improvement: 420 positions now
- Improvement: Support up to 18:9 displays, like S8
- Change: Start screen looks cleaned up
- Bug fixes: Some knight and king moves were not possible, fixed FEN format, works now with "Analyze this" app.
- Chessrating 2.6 (internal V 16) download
- release date: Feb/19/2016
- file size: 207035 bytes / sha1: 0fa5570887c34bcdfdb75445778e675670ecce50
- Added internet connectivity, making it easier to update the positions (only on manual request)
and for sending anonymized(*) statistics.
- This can be completely disabled under "options".
- The number of available puzzles is being shown in the about section, which is #333 initially (or built-in), and - slowly - growing!
Once you've updated the positions successfully, they can't be updated within the next 7 days.
- (*) No private data will be transmitted, neither your identity, nor the Android Id -
this would require permissions which are not being asked by the app. However,
you can use the app completely offline as before.
- Chessrating 2.5 (internal V 15)
- release date: not released on Google Play Store (Amazon only @Dec/17/2015)
- trial balloon version to test some internet functionality
The internet permission is only used for 2 things
- check for additional positions than the built-in ones
- now it's possible to add new positions w/o updating the app itself
- adjust the rating of the positions according to user input/solutions
- this makes the calculation more accurate in the long run
- Chessrating 2.4 (internal V 14) download
- release date: Sep/02/2015
- file size: 199809 bytes / sha1: fbb6e34b352fd6cfa252354da2071c23ce94c37b
- Bugfix release, added/removed some positions
- Chessrating 2.3 (internal V 13) download
- release date: Jan/23/2015
- file size: 197798 bytes / sha1: b6186a72bbcaa5bc083e733193615f4d988d33c2
- Minimum required Android version is now 4
- lots of ui improvements, like better progress bar, animated highlight
- show board coordinates option added
- rotate board option added (when black to move)
- better overall performance, less cpu usage
- removed auto switching to next position
- basic history list added
- only for de-lang: dwz tournament calculator added
- Chessrating 2.2 (internal V 12)
- release date: Sep/06/2014
- small ui improvements
- added different board color schemes in options
- Chessrating 2.1 (internal V 11)
- release date: May/01/2014
- mainly a bugfix release
- improved look for tablets and high resolution devices
- Chessrating 2.0 (internal V 10)
- release date: Dec/29/2013
- Minimum required Android version is now 3.2
- Switched from TTF pieces to true bitmaps
- Highlight correct move when showing solution
- Horizontal layout added
Keeping it very simple and without using bitmaps, a True Type Font
was used to display the pieces. Chess pieces are included in
the basic UTF8 set, so this is an easy task. But it looked somewhat – ugly.
The first version 1.0 was published on Feb/29/2012. Targeted for devices from Android V2.1
Here you can download the last version of the 1.x branch
- Chessrating 1.4 (internal V 5) download
- release date: Nov/24/2013
- file size: 87350 bytes / sha1: 89504ce74720154e4782f8bf12d01e4145b287b0
Image gallery / evolution
Pieces made with UTF8-Characters.
Switching to bitmaps, but the board is not nice on large screens
Improved board adapting to large screens
More color schemes, only grey ist just too sad.
No more auto switching, better progress bar on top
Pre Android versions
Continue reading: Part 2 - the pre app era - how it all began [very prosaic].