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 BrainKing for Android

Discuss the development of our Android application.

Find it on Google Play here: BrainKing for Android
Warning! The application is far from being finished, so please do not rate it yet. It is published for testing purposes at the moment.

Try it out and get 50 free Brains. :-) Find details here (bottom).

Currently supported games: Chess and "normal" variants (without start position editing, behemoths etc.), Checkers and variants (although white starts all games, it's just a visual issue), Backgammon and variants (except Fevga and I am not quite sure about Plakoto), Froglet and variants, Breakthrough, Lines of Action and variants, Line4 and variants, Halma, Knight Fight, Tablut, Five in Line, Ludo, Run around the Pond.
Please note that opening an unsupported game will show a blank page (yes, I will improve it soon). If it happens, just click the back button to get the game list.

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7. June 2016, 14:12:28
Subject: Android 6.0.1
Games didn't work

13. February 2016, 05:34:24
Subject: Re:
Fencer: Still not seeing this: "this game is not supported yet".

1. March 2014, 17:32:21
Subject: Re: App
aaru: BK shows number of games & ponds together (probably)

1. March 2014, 16:58:29
Subject: App
Main page of BK inform me that I have 3313 running games.
App for android - 3294. Why?

31. December 2013, 04:46:43
Subject: pawn promotion
While playing loop chess, I moved a pawn to the eighth rank. The game did not then offer to let me pick what piece I wanted to promote it to. In fact, I was unable to finish the move.

18. November 2013, 20:29:45
Subject: No ice in ice chess
When playing Ice Chess, the squares with ice are not marked any differently than the normal squares.

16. September 2013, 16:33:54
Pedro Martínez 
Subject: Re: Omaha bakery
Ruth90: Pettit's Pastry

2. September 2013, 02:19:23
Subject: Omaha bakery
Omaha bakery

13. April 2013, 10:36:38
Subject: plakoto bug
when playing plakoto in the brainking app : the pieces in the bottom half of the board have reversed colors ....

9. April 2013, 09:46:58
Subject: fevga
fevga is still mirrored when playing with black compared to playing with white

8. April 2013, 22:52:24
When playing loop chess in the app, it does not appear to be possible to place extra pieces on the board.

2. April 2013, 11:21:01
Subject: Behemoth Chess
Where is Behemoth?

2. April 2013, 11:11:25
Subject: Re:
Fencer: while you're at it:
When entering a move in a game make the go to... Behave as defined by the user's default settings
if this is too heavy, at least don't propose unplayable games.

2. April 2013, 08:17:23
Subject: feature requests
Modified by Hrqls (2. April 2013, 08:17:39)
i love playing backgammon via de android app but not playing chess or froglet with it because i am missing some curcial information :

- chess : the pieces which are captured by you and your opponent
- chess : history of moves (to try to remember my plan)
- froglet : history of moves with scored points
- froglet : current score

and in backgammon i am missing :
- match score, which is very important when using the doubling cube

28. March 2013, 15:11:14
Subject: Re:
furbster: Yeah, I should upload an unfinished new version which at least shows "this game is not supported yet".

28. March 2013, 15:10:14
Subject: Re:
furbster: agree! i would love all line games to come to android .. but i already love the ease of the backgammon and chess games on android brainking

some improvements could me made though : i would love to be able to get the history of moves (to see what i did before in case i forgot my plans :)) .. and i would love to see which pieces are captured

28. March 2013, 12:28:05
I love how fast teh android app is just can't wait for the rest of the games to be implemented so there is no black pages :)

23. January 2013, 20:14:35
Subject: Re:
Fencer: Thanks...something that may interest you (I hope lol) is this i just got through about the new Ubuntu Phone being released.

They are looking for developers to help design the default apps for the Ubuntu Phone.....

So far, as part of this specific project, 12 applications are currently being sought. These will ship as default apps in the Ubuntu Phone.

They include 8 “traditional” apps:

File Manager
E-Mail Client
Document Viewer

And 4 “social” apps:

RSS Reader

When i saw that one was the Clock / Alarm and the Calculator i thought of you

As they are already written for Android, would it take much to convert them to run on Ubuntu as the both use the Linux kernel ??

I have not looked into it, so could not tell you, but may be worth an investigation.

12 Default Ubuntu Phone Apps to be ‘Community Created’

23. January 2013, 19:57:14
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Fine with me.

23. January 2013, 18:55:10
Fencer......I know this is about BrainKing for Android, but thought i would share this (if you havent seen it)

Its about the first Mozilla Firefox Operating System Phones...and writing Apps for them

Develop an app for Firefox OS

7. January 2013, 15:41:07
Cloning Backgammon (Danika vs. troydaniels)

It appears that the app is not working in this game. It is my turn and I rolled 3-4. My only legal moves require a one or a six, but I have a swap dice button, not a pass movebutton.

I'm about to move through the web interface so that the game does not time out.


4. January 2013, 22:43:00
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: thanks!!! i am curious to try, but quite limited in my time, so any head-start might encourage me to actually start and no longer postpone :)

4. January 2013, 11:02:37
Subject: Re:

4. January 2013, 10:06:22
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: do you have the links? ;-)

3. January 2013, 21:03:49
MadMonkey have just released 'Beginner's guide to Android programming (Part 2)'

I missed Part 1.....but have found it

7. December 2012, 20:31:53
I've added an experimental widget (1x1) to 0.8.1.

7. December 2012, 09:53:39
Subject: 0.7.5
Ludo has been added.

6. December 2012, 13:47:11
Subject: Re:
Fencer: I'll try again this week end and give you a full update. its been a few weeks since I tried.

6. December 2012, 07:38:00
Subject: Re:
Bwild: Wildfire S should be supported.
What exactly is "trouble loading"? Can you install it from Google Play? What happens when you start it? Do other apps of mine (BrainCalc, Digital Clock Widget, ...) for on your phone?

5. December 2012, 23:41:00
I seem to having trouble loading this.
I have a HTC WildfireS
am I not compatible?

2. December 2012, 13:03:51
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Anyway, it should be OK in the next version.

2. December 2012, 12:51:49
Subject: Re:
Fencer: me complain ??? .................. I am an idea conveyor

Funny that I only just noticed when i was going to move 2 pieces 6 spots as i thought they would plug a gap between others, BUT they didnt only because i was looking at the point colours rather than counting

I have Google+ account anyway.....

2. December 2012, 12:40:29
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: And don't forget to rate them! (other apps)
Although Google claims that new reviews should be bound to Google+ accounts, I still see "Google User" only. No idea how it is supposed to work.

2. December 2012, 11:26:37
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Yes, it's possible that the pip colors are not quite right, I've just made them "some way" until someone complains about it. It can be easily fixed.

2. December 2012, 10:49:52
Subject: Re:
Modified by MadMonkey (2. December 2012, 10:53:39)
Fencer: Thanks

Also, i just noticed your other Apps I knew bout BrainCalc, but not the others, will have a look through them later

And being as blind as i am lol...i have just noticed something...
Is there something odd about the points on the Gammon game board ??
I thought if you were on a certain colour (Pink for example) and you through a even number, you end up on the same colour. Depending where you are on the board, this does not always happen on here ...well, not on my phone anyway

2. December 2012, 10:27:13
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: I've added it as a new menu / settings option to 0.7.4.
It also fixes an accept/reject double bug in backgammon and supports some more games (five in line, checkers).

30. November 2012, 12:12:42
Subject: Re:
Fencer: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as Mary Poppins would say

30. November 2012, 08:16:39
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: Sure. When I find enough space for another button or selector. But it should not be difficult, the app is actually prepared for it, it's just a matter of UI.

29. November 2012, 21:02:06
Fencer.....Until you manage to have all games up & running on Android, would it be possible to have a send move (and goto next game of this type button) do you think.

It can be a right pain just playing one game, then getting the blank screen and then going back to main page, just so you have to look for next one.

Just a thought

Oh....P.S. Love the way Dice Chess works

29. November 2012, 12:43:34
Subject: Re:
Hrqls: Company i worked for here (Waitrose) use XP for everything in all there distribution warehouses etc.... now they have real problems with support for it finishing in 2014

(at home i have : 1x Android, 1xLinux & 2x Dual boot Linux / XP ) but there is only me lol ...and at present i have 1 Desktop & 8 Laptops i am repairing, all running some version of Windows)

29. November 2012, 09:45:30
Subject: Re:
MadMonkey: already did, and back again, and doubling now ... sad fact : our traffic controllers (traffic lights, etc) were running on linux, but we moved to windows xp embedded 2 years ago :(

(at home : 6x android, 2x linux, 2x windows)

28. November 2012, 15:07:14
Subject: Re:
furbster & Hrqls: See, now your getting used to Android, you will soon be throwing Windows out the window and using a Linux based PC or Laptop

(unless you are already of course lol)

28. November 2012, 14:24:45
Subject: Re:
furbster: nice! got the same as well .. you wont regret it :)

28. November 2012, 13:35:11
Subject: Re:
Hrqls: desire x i think? Im a bit clueless with phones most of the time Fencer I will :o)

28. November 2012, 13:20:32
Subject: Re:
furbster: which htc ? one s/v/x ?

28. November 2012, 13:17:25
Subject: Re:
furbster: Great! Don't forget to test my other apps. And rate them if you like them.

28. November 2012, 12:54:35
Subject: Re:
Hrqls: I went into the store thinking to upgrade to a different blackberry and the htc caught my eye... didn't even know it was android lol

28. November 2012, 09:52:53
Subject: Re:
furbster: +1 for buying an android phone ;)

27. November 2012, 19:35:39
ok it was easier than i thought, i love that i can play on my phone though

27. November 2012, 18:29:15
well i seem to have unknowingly purchased an android phone today, now to work out how to use it and install brainking app on there.

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