Aart Bik Apps

Checkers for Android 2.8.7
Aart Bik
Checkers for Android consists of an 8x8 checkers engine and a GUI.The application accepts moves through the touch screen ortrackball. An optional "move coach" shows all valid user moves andhighlights each last played move. Full game navigation enablesusers to correct mistakes or analyze games. Games export as PDN(Portable Draughts Notation) to the clipboard or via sharing. Theengine plays at various levels (including random and free-play). Bypopular request, an option was added to select between mandatorycaptures (the official rule) or optional captures (a common homerule, but without "huffing", where the piece that should haveperformed the capture is forfeited; instead the game simplycontinues). The user can play either side and, independently, viewthe board from the perspective of white or black. Manual at:http://www.aartbik.com/android_manual.php
Chess for Android 5.9
Aart Bik
Chess for Android consists of a chess engine and a GUI. Theapplication accepts moves through the touch screen, trackball, orkeyboard (e2e4 pushes the king pawn, e1g1 castles king side, etc.).An optional "move coach" highlights valid user moves during inputand last played engine move. Full game navigation enables users tocorrect mistakes or analyze games. Games import and export asFEN/PGN to and from the clipboard or via sharing, load and save asfile, or are set up through a position editor. A draw by stalemate,insufficient material, the fifty move rule, or threefold repetitionis recognized. The engine plays at various levels (includingrandom, against itself in auto-play, or free-play, where the gamecan be used as a "magnetic chessboard"). The user can play eitherside and, independently, view the board from the perspective ofwhite or black. The application supports the Universal ChessInterface (UCI) and Chess Engine Communication Protocol (WinBoardand XBoard), which allows users to play against more powerful thirdparty engines or even play tournaments between engines. Engines areimported in Android Open Exchange format (OEX), Chessbasecompatible format, or directly from SD card. Engine setup featurestime control, pondering, infinite analysis, hash tables, multiplethreads, endgame tablebases, and opening test suites. Theapplication also connects to an external electronic chessboard(DGT, Certabo, and Millennium). Manual at:http://www.aartbik.com/android_manual.php
Reversi for Android 2.8.1
Aart Bik
Reversi for Android consists of a reversi engine and a GUI. Theapplication accepts moves through the touch screen, the trackball,or through the keyboard. An optional "move coach" shows all validmoves as ghost stones and highlights the new and flipped stonesafter each engine move. An undo feature can take back up to eighthalf-moves to correct mistakes. The engine plays at various levels(including random and free-play). The user can play either side.Manual at: http://www.aartbik.com/android_manual.php
Chess Engines Package 1.1.1
Aart Bik
*NOTE* This package is only useful in combination with a chess GUIthat supports Android Chessbase compatible engines, such as Chessfor Android. Package contains the following chess engines (chessauthors that are interested in including their engine can drop mean email). Both ARM and x86 binaries are provided. BikJump (AartBik): http://www.aartbik.com/ Gaviota (Miguel A. Ballicora):https://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/ Cinnamon(Giuseppe Cannella): http://cinnamonchess.altervista.org/index.phpDiscoCheck (Lucas Braesch): https://github.com/lucasart/chess Allengines are included with explicit permission from the chess engineauthors. More information:http://aartbik.blogspot.com/2013/07/chessbase-compatible-engines.htmlhttp://www.aartbik.com/android_manual.php