View Full Version : Episode 2: iPhone: Chess With Friends [Discussion]
08-12-2009, 04:37 PM
In this episode, we take a close look at a chess game for the iPhone called Chess With Friends. This game allows you to play chess against anyone else in the world with an iPhone that has the free Chess with Friends game installed.
Watch or download this episode now! (http://revision3.com/appjudgment/ip_chessfriends)
08-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Awesome episode, I like the on the street way of doing this one. David was actually a really good host as well! Get that man on other shows.
I'm liking this show, it's a good 5 minute break from work but can actually be invaluable in making decent app buying decisions.
08-12-2009, 07:09 PM
I really liked this episode more than the first. Don't know why, but I did. Great show! Looking the forward to the next.
08-13-2009, 01:52 PM
While I have gotten to the point that I hate the forced ads at the start and end of the show, at l now just mute the sound until they are over...is regular commercial next?
Back to the episode; a few points:
I haven't played chess in years but tried this app and love it. It has plenty of as many features as any of the chess games I used to play on the PC. I agree with Mr. Prager that it shouldn't be stored/connected only through a central server but like he mentioned, that could be in the next version of the app.
Lastly, about David Prager himself. Why the hell have you been sitting there silently while Kevin and Alex ramble on and on. You are an amazing host. You connect with the viewers as much as Kevin, Alex, any of the TRS gang, Patrick Norton...any of them.
It's really great to see you in front of the camera as well. Great job.
08-13-2009, 02:22 PM
Downloaded. currently playing.. Now i'm going to have to refresh my Chess skills lol
I rewatched this show recently and whet to the iTunes store to purchase "Chess with Friends". However, the reviews on the store as well as the support website indicate that the app has the following problems;
1. Some users are experiencing a repeating “Oops” screen that states that the game has gone out of sync.
2. On rare occasions, our matchmaking algorithm can get stuck trying to find you an opponent. Normally, this process should only take a few minutes at most.
Since the app hasn't been updated since Feb 27, 2009 it sounds like the developer(s) have gone elsewhere.
I was wondering if anyone has more up-to-date news on this app and could recommend a similar app which perhaps works better. Perhaps David could do an updated show with a few more chess apps.
Thanks for the show.
10-03-2009, 05:31 AM
Chess with Friends is okay, but I think my dislike is simple: not enough friends with iPhones, and those that do don't have the App. Also, an option to play against AI would be a welcome addition for us casual users.