Your Move is the FICS interface that I wanted, but couldn't find on the iPad. The design is clean and simple, and the controls are as non-intrusive as possible. The pieces are original illustrations created exclusively for Your Move based on old chess books.
The Free Internet Chess Server is one of the oldest and biggest chess servers online. At any given time there are hundreds of games going on, people from all over the world, playing chess.
With Your Move you can connect as a guest or with your FICS account to track your game history and rating. A FICS account is optional and is not necessary to play, but will allow the server to keep track of your wins and losses and assign you a rating. After each game Your Move will post your rating to the global leaderboard, so you can see how you rate against the world.
With Your Move you can seek a game using your preferred settings or browse existing seeks to find a game. You can browse and challenge specific players to create private games.
If you don’t feel like playing, you can observe games in progress using Your Move. Tap any game you want to watch from the list of games being played, and you will start observing it and receiving updates. Switch between games you are observing by swiping the board to the left or right. You can unlock the board and allow the display to scroll to the last updated game.
Keep track of the games you are playing and watching in the "My Games" tab. During a game you can click on any move in the "History" panel to view that move. You can also chat with other chess players in the FICS chat room.
Additionally, Your Move lets you publish your games online so they can be saved and shared with your friends.
NOTE: Your Move does NOT have integrated AI. You CANNOT play against a computer, and you CANNOT play locally against another person. Your Move is strictly an FICS client.
This version does the following:
* Update to current iOS.
* Fixes issue where the user would not be able to chat in anything other than default chatroom.
* Fixed typo in Spanish translation
Ratings and Reviews
Nice app, but very buggy
I can play one game ok, but always have to restart to play a second game. Same goes for observing other people's games. App could really use a ratings graph, like babaschess, for finding matches. I hope these issues get fixed, because I can't find a better app for the iPad. But as-is, this app is virtually unusable.
I get logged off ... "Connection closed" immediately
I'm not happy for that sole reason.... a Major one!
REMOVE this app, for IPad play;
On another past playing attempt, this app would not allow or move to an attempted castling position; I had to forfeit a rated game!
Now , it cannot maintain a server connect to FICS, more than one second!
Don't waste your money
This app is terrible and doesn't function right. It is full of bugs.
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- red82, Inc.
- 48.4 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © red82, Inc.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.