At long last, a free iOS-compatible Go app is now available through Pandanet! Approximately 80 thousand members from more than 150 countries use the Pandanet Go Match website and its world-class online Go Salon. Go is gaining popularity around the world as a "mind game," and now Pandanet brings it to your fingertips to be enjoyed at home or "on the go."
== App Features ==
This feature allows you to display a list of users currently in rooms, view matches in real time, etc. If you have a Pandanet account already, you can play games. At least 1,000 members are logged in at all times, allowing you to play or view Go matches 24 hours a day, every day of the year. A perfect way to wile the time during commutes to work or school. Plus a reliable, patented rating system allows you to match up with anyone, regardless of skill differences, under the appropriate handicaps to even out the playing field.
This feature enables you to view live or archived title matches between top professional Go players, including the Qisheng, Meijin, Honinbo, Oza, Gosei, and Judan matches. Various other professional matches, Pair Go championship games, and even amateur tournaments are available for live or archival viewing as well.
[News / Streaming]
Go has been gaining worldwide popularity as an international "mind game".
Pandanet features a stream of relevant, up-to-date Go-related information, including professional title match and amateur match information in real time.
Pressing "Invitation" at the bottom of the screen will display a list of potential opponents who you can invite to play in a match. You can also select "Any player", which has the computer automatically match you with an opponent who meets your conditions.
Checking the "Received" box shows invitations received from other players, and checking the "Sent" box shows you details for invitations that you've sent out.
A question is asked each day, covering various genres.
Questions are updated on a daily basis, allowing you to answer at your own leisure. Answering a little each day will surely improve your playing skills.
[Net Social Plaza]
- Pandanet offers a "Social Plaza" (SNS) feature that includes the following services:
- The option to view your own match history and records.
- The option to join a community that interests you, and to socialize with other community members by posting on a forum and sending messages.
Every match you've played can be saved to the software. You can also enter your own game records to store them, enter a variation diagram, etc. so that you can look through past matches anywhere at any time.
You can change the following settings, or check app controls here.
== Content unrelated to matches ==
- Change status
- Set info
- Move room
+ Match-related content +
- Show coordinates
- Change autoplay speed
- Confirm moves
- Zoom out after move
- Adjust volume
* Layout features such as stones and boards can be customized in the iPad version.
== Intro to Pandanet Events & Tournaments ==
Pandanet holds a variety of Go tournaments and events.
(1) SportAccord-Pandanet Cup Online Go Tournament
The "SportAccord Go Online Tournament" and "Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament" were combined to form this large-scale internet world Go tournament.
It's held for classes ranging from indiscriminate to C Class, and awesome prizes are awarded to the champions in each class. Participation is free, so please take advantage of this unique opportunity to compete with Go fans from around the world.
(2) Pandanet Go European Team Championship
Five players, each representing a European country, play in team competition.
(3) Pandanet-AGA City League
Five players, each representing an American city, play in team competition.
(Many more events are available as well. Check the website for details.)
Internal processing has been improved.
Ratings and Reviews
Technical problems on the iPhone app.
I having technical problems - at the end of the game, scoring doesn’t work and the game seems to always declare the other person the winner. My game today against Tema2009 is a case in point. I couldn’t score it, then the app crashed when I tried to report the game, then it said that white had resigned (I was black) and then it said that I had resigned. Very annoying. I like being able to use the app but these technical difficulties are annoying.
Not for beginners
It’s the game of go. You can play real people and that part is great. However if you are a beginner understand that you will be a huge minority here. All players even the ones with a beginner rating are very very experienced. But if you like to learn by getting crushed. This is a good place for you. A lot of people with a beginner rating or 17k have well over 50,000 games played. The other issue I have is that nobody speaks or at least they don’t answer questions. OGS is a much better place To play go.
Nice graphics but buggy.
Looks very very nice. Unfortunately it's also quite buggy. It crashes a lot. And it often has trouble establishing a connection or it gets lost half-way the game. The latter is the fault of the underlying Panda-net however, the Panda Tengen client suffers from the same fault. Apparently they can detect a lost connection but it's too hard to automatically reconnect and resume the game. That was acceptable in the nineties, but not in this day and age.
Unfortunately I don't know of any other way to play online on an iPad. It's time KGS made an iOS client.
- PANDANET Inc.
- 6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 PANDANET Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 30 Days Registration $16.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.