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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but was just curious what the current thinking is on the possibility of an Android version. I switched from iOS to Android last year, and frankly not having HIARCS is about my only regret...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been over 2 years since this thread was created, but Mr. Mark always find an excuse to delay the Android port.

I guess that we'll never see Hiarcs for Android. Unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically HIARCS Chess Explorer took much longer than expected to produce. It has effectively pushed everything else back by about a year. Unfortunately time is limited and there are many drains on my time.

I still intend an Android version later this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Uniacke wrote:
I still intend an Android version later this year.


Ufffffff..... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic, thanks Mark - hope you manage to fit it in, and thanks for all the hard work!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Uniacke wrote:
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I still intend an Android version later this year.


Ok. I just make an appointment in my calendar. December this year I'll be back here Smile

Thank you for your great work.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Uniacke wrote:
Basically HIARCS Chess Explorer took much longer than expected to produce. It has effectively pushed everything else back by about a year. Unfortunately time is limited and there are many drains on my time.

I still intend an Android version later this year.

Hi Mark
Can we still expect Hiarcs for Android in 2013??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChessBase have improved their app for Android and will be able to add new engines soon, they already got StockFish and Critter performing on multicore phones. I guess it would be more profitable and easier for a developer to just port their engine to this app, rather than go thru the laborious and bug fixing their own package.
Professional engine authors will be able to sell their engine this way.
http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48574&sid=7b9674cc4605fa814b34a6760d09f265
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remembering that if your engine is in C, you don't need fully port it to Java. You can just use the NDK (Native Development Kit), that is the same as the "JNI" (Java Native Interface), to make it run on Android.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cubeman wrote:
ChessBase have improved their app for Android and will be able to add new engines soon, they already got StockFish and Critter performing on multicore phones. I guess it would be more profitable and easier for a developer to just port their engine to this app, rather than go thru the laborious and bug fixing their own package.
Professional engine authors will be able to sell their engine this way.
http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48574&sid=7b9674cc4605fa814b34a6760d09f265

The Chessbase Stockfish and Critter Android apps According to what I have read online are not full fledged playing programs , but only analysis
modules. We still do need a standalone Hiarcs Chess Engine for Android.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RadioSmall wrote:
Cubeman wrote:
ChessBase have improved their app for Android and will be able to add new engines soon, they already got StockFish and Critter performing on multicore phones. I guess it would be more profitable and easier for a developer to just port their engine to this app, rather than go thru the laborious and bug fixing their own package.
Professional engine authors will be able to sell their engine this way.
http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48574&sid=7b9674cc4605fa814b34a6760d09f265

The Chessbase Stockfish and Critter Android apps According to what I have read online are not full fledged playing programs , but only analysis
modules. We still do need a standalone Hiarcs Chess Engine for Android.


Of course we prefer a full featured Hiarcs for Android app (GUI & Engine), but if only the engine will be ported, it could be used with Chess For Android (http://bit.ly/13G0dw9), an app from the great Aart Bik!

Chess For Android is a kind of generic chess UI with support for UCI engines.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Uniacke wrote:
Basically HIARCS Chess Explorer took much longer than expected to produce. It has effectively pushed everything else back by about a year. Unfortunately time is limited and there are many drains on my time.

I still intend an Android version later this year.

Any more news on this??
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so excited for an android version for Hiarcs! Hope it will be realized soon... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RexG8571 wrote:
I am so excited for an android version for Hiarcs! Hope it will be realized soon... Smile


I would not hold my breath ....You are looking at least another year from now ............
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Android Hiarcs to christmas?
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