Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Chess on the iPad

Apple's latest device, the iPad, hit the streets on the weekend, but til now I'm still a little vague as to what this thing is supposed to be for. In case you've not heard of it or just want a short primer, then this vid by CNET might help.

Honestly, this strikes me as nothing more than a lot of marketing hype (and there is none better at the game than Apple) for something that isn't really filling a need. Some folks even think it's stupid.

Regardless, Apple fanboys who also happen to be chess fanatics (yes, I know there's a few out there) can rejoice. For there are at least 3 chess apps for the iPad now available on the iTunes store. These are Chess Pro, Chess-wise and tChess Pro.

Where is Chessbase in all of this? Or maybe they're just too busy thinking about the next stupid April Fool's joke that only their German sense of humour can understand.


DeepGreene said...

I'm pretty sure Deep Green (no relation to me, btw) is on the iPad list also. Cheers!

Caïssa News said...

I full agree with the part about chessbase! I would be pleased to watch some fritztrainer videos on my iPad as well as playing on playchess...

Anonymous said...

Please chessbase listen to all the chess players outthere who would like to use fritz and chessbase on the ipad and mac.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you were proven wrong. The iPad has been a hit.

Joey Troy said...

Chessbase does work on the iPad! I have it working flawlessly :)


red82 said...

Hi there. I came across your blog post "Chess on the iPad".

I'm an independent software developer and I've just released a FICS client for the iPad called Your Move.


If you'd like to try it out, drop me a line at yourmove@red82.com, and I'll see that you get a download code.

Thanks for your time.