Android App Release Notes

Version 2.1.8 (05/07/2024)

  1. Play chess openings
  2. Board stability updates
  3. Lichess castling fix
  4. Lichess connection stability improvements
  5. General application improvements

Version 2.1.7 (02/26/2024)

  1. Improved initial connectivity between the board and the phone.
  2. Fixed an issue where the AI would be delayed because the phone was still calculating move qualities. This was only an issue on older phones or is the move quality was set higher in user settings.

Version 2.1.6 (01/19/2024)

  1. Allow for creation of a PGN from a game started from a custom fen string.
  2. Drag and drop fixed for no lights mode
  3. Drag and drop fixed when connected to the board
  4. ChessUp game time out fix.
  5. ChessUp remote game time sync improvements.
  6. Allowing for animations with drag and drop enabled
  7. Fixed issue which caused some boards to freeze.

Version 2.1.5 (01/19/2024)

  1. Added the ability to delete games that were played on the board in stand alone mode.
  2. Supports new "No Lights Mode" where when a piece is touched the legal moves are not illuminated (Requires firmware version 1.9.2).
  3. Supports new "Post Move Hint" feature where the quality of the move (indicated by the color of the LED) is not shown until after the move has been made (Requires firmware version 1.9.2).
  4. Game openings are now display during lives games and analysis.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.1.3 (12/21/2023)

  1. New German translations.
  2. Minor bug fixes. 

Version 2.1.2 (12/18/2023)

  1. Support for French and Dutch.
  2. Minor bugs fixes.

Version 2.1.1 (11/30/2023)

  1. Minor bug fixes

Version 2.1.0 (11/24/2023)

  1. Major update to analysis 
    1. Key moments
    2. Best move indicator
    3. Best move line
    4. Quality of moves
    5. Game accuracy
  2. Undo against the AI (requires firmware version 1.9.0)
  3. Timed games against the AI.
  4. Live Analysis bar for ChessUp games.
  5. Draw offer against AI
  6. Other bug fixes

Version 2.0.18 (9/15/2023)

  1. Fixed an issue with the big clock where hitting the 'X' would exit the game. Now it exits the clock.
  2. Solve a PGN issue for when white would promote.
  3. Fixed an issue with imported games that would choose the wrong color for the AI if the AI was playing white.

Version 2.0.17 (09/12/2023)

  1. Added range sliders to allow users to set the Stockfish depth for assistance and analysis.
  2. Added implementation (Beta).
  3. Added big timer view.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.0.12 (08/08/203)

  1. Minor changes to reflect requirements from the Google Play Store.

Version 2.0.11 (08/07/2023)

  1. UI redesign.
  2. Added the ability to pull games saved on the board (games that were played in stand alone mode). Requires firmware version 1.8.1.
  3. The last used time variant is now saved per game mode.
  4. Improved undo (only supported for player vs player mode).
  5. Analysis results are locally cached so when analysis is reloaded it is much faster.
  6. Fixed a bug that prevented the Lichess rating range settings to function properly. 

Version 2.0.9 (07/14/2023)

  1. Implemented game analysis feature.
  2. Added resignation dialog when playing against the AI.
  3. Fixed a bug that wouldn't allowing reviewing a game if the game didn't being from the start standard start position.

Version 2.0.8 (07/06/2023)

  1. Fixed loading large historical games.
  2. Fixed a bug when reviewing games with castling.

Version 2.0.6 (7/03/2023)

  1. Corrected PGN generation for castling.
  2. Some UI/UX changes
  3. Fixed some bugs related to crashes.

Version 2.0.5 (6/28/2023)

  1. Minor bug fixes.
  2. Fixed several issues that caused crashes.
  3. Improved gameplay layout for the tablet.

Version 2.0.1 (6/09/2023)

  1. Major stability refactoring
  2. Added ChessUp Community friends (inviting and receiving)
  3. Added ChessUp Community play
  4. Added the ability to receive Lichess challenges in the ChessUp app
  5. Allowed assistance levels to be change from the board
  6. Fixed promotion issues
  7. Fixed issues with pgn export
  8. Corrected out-of-sync clocks with Lichess

Version 1.1.13 (3/27/2023)

  1. Fixed several issues related to promotions while playing on Lichess.
  2. Fixed an issue where the player turn wouldn't toggle preventing the game from progressing.

Version 1.1.12 (2/28/2023)

  1. Fixed an issue with promotion
  2. General performance improvements

Version 1.1.11 (02/15/2023)

  1. Fix for the wrong color on Lichess random games
  2. PGN fix for en passant captures and other issues
  3. Several Castling Fixes
  4. Fixed game reset on tablet orientation change
  5. Fixed Lichess default time format when none is selected
  6. Bluetooth reconnection fix
  7. Fixed crash after board calibration
  8. Fixed a bug for Lichess that wouldn’t find an opponent after changing the rating range
  9. Fixed the wrong game end message after resigning or aborting Lichess games
  10. Fixed file and rank labels when playing as black
  11. Fixed crash on login for lower-end phones
  12. Fixed crash when playing Lichess with a set opponent range
  13. Fixed crash when retrieving rating from Lichess
  14. Fixed a Lichess bug that involved failed moves for a random color and random game
  15. Fixed a bug where pieces would show on top of other pieces.
  16. Improved performance

Version 1.1.10 (01/03/2023)

  1. Added PGN download, copy and share
  2. Added more time formats
  3. Added preferred Lichess opponent rating range selection
  4. Fixed Lichess game play when playing as black
  5. Fixed crashes and illegal moves while playing black against AI or OTB
  6. Added feature to challenge online followers on Lichess
  7. Fixed game history results
  8. Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.1.9

  1. Fixed onboarding with email and password

Version 1.1.8

  1. Overall stability improvements
  2. Fixed Promotion Bug
  3. Added Player Info Page
  4. Implemented FEN loading function in the live game screen.
  5. Improved Assistance Level for GamePlay
  6. Improved reviewing of completed games
  7. Improved experience with resuming unfinished games
  8. Android 9 support

Version 1.1.7b

  1. This is a beta release for Android 10 support.
  2. Fixed a issue where resignations from opponents on Lichess never made it to the ChessUp app.

Version 1.1.7

  1. Improved LiChess experience
  2. Fixes for Game History
  3. Fixes for reviewing a live game
  4. Fixes for OTB hints

Version 1.1.6

  1. Fix wrong Image and Name when Play remote LiChess Opponent
  2. Fix Cycle Play for completed Games
  3. Fix stream interuption during LiChess Games Improve Clock synchronization during LiChess Games
  4. Fix when Clock Starts during LiChess Games
  5. Fix Not being able to exit a concluded remote Game
  6. Fixed BLE reconnection behaviour in NewGame Activity
  7. Fixed New Game Activity behavior when OTB is selected with no BLE

Version 1.1.5

  1. Improved BLE connectivity
  2. Fix crash issues on BLE connection
  3. Improved firmware update so that it does not stall at 100%
  4. Several Major improvements to Lichess including a bug that prevented a game from being started.
  5. Password Recovery
  6. UX improvements
    1. Improved Chess Board Appearance
    2. Corrected misplaced game alerts (i.e Draws, Resignations)
    3. Fixed Logging Out