Chess Openings Wizard – Mobile Versions (iPad, iPhone, Android)
Last update: 2022-01-16
Chess Openings Wizard is constantly under development to stay current with new engines, best practices, new versions of Windows, Macintosh, iPad, and Android, and the ideas from those who use it every day.
That said, it is risky to make the bug list available to the public. The vast majority of software publishers keep their bug list private so as not to discourage new purchases who might assume that the software has too many problems because everything known about the program is in this list.
Rest assured, Chess Openings Wizard is used by more than 60,000 chess players.
I publish our bug list because:
I personally appreciate it when a software maker tells me about any known problems for programs that I want to purchase.
I think chess players are smart enough to realize that all sophisticated software has bugs, and that listing them publicly is my way of making sure you know it’s being worked on.
Mike Leahy, The Database Man!
Last Report: January 16th, 2022
|Chess Openings Wizard||Latest Build||Released|
|iPad and iPhone||Build 50||March 1, 2020|
|Android||Build 57||January 16, 2022|
|Amazon Android (Kindle Fire)||Build 43||Cancelled|
|COW Engine Server for Windows||Build 8||November 12, 2018|
Changes in build 57 for Android
This build starts up much faster and hopefully gets around the freezing issue of the last three builds.
Changes in build 54, 55, 56 for Android
UPDATE: These versions are freezing on startup for some people. Build 57 is the fix this.
Fixed bug that complained of “Blocking dialogs no implemented on this platform” when opening ebooks in the 2022 format.
Changes in build 52
This version adds support for Android 10.
Changes in build 50
iOS version now looks much better in dark mode.
Changes in build 49
iOS version now supports iPhone and iPad.
Changes in build 48
Screen layouts are now friendlier for phones and other devices with small screens.
Fixed bug that showed two selected squares when Black was at the bottom of the diagram.
Sorts the ebooks by name.
A button now appears for editing comments (upper right corner) so that scrolling through comments will no longer accidentally trigger the editor.
Diagram now has options for algebraic hints and arrows showing the last move.
Changes in build 43
DropBox optionally overwrites the file in the cloud to allow for syncing (rather than creating a new file).
Added screen with ebook information.
Can delete ebooks.
Can edit comment and candidate font size.
Shows training wizard controls correctly in portrait mode.
Training Wizard setup window scrolls to show all the controls.
Resetting training works properly.
Changes in build 40 and 41
The menu shows “White at Bottom” and “Black at Bottom” correctly.
The comment editing popup steers clear of the popup keyboard.
Landscape shows the engine server’s numeric assessment and Informant rate symbol. (It was missing on some devices.)
|In training, when a line ends, show the comments briefly||Chuck H||Low|
|Add algebraic hints to the borders of diagrams||beta testers||Low||Fixed in build 48|
|Add PGN import||beta testers||High|
|Add comment edit mode (so touching comments doesn’t always trigger editing)||Rob F.||High||Fixed in build 48|
|Add position setup||Xavier M.||Medium|
|Add paste FEN and PGN||Xavier M.||High|
|Support iPad keyboard||Xavier M.||Low|
|Better themes||Xavier M.||Low|
|Dark mode is not supported on iOS.||(Many)||High||Fixed in build 50.|
|Android version times out during Dropbox synch.||Don W.||High|
|Cancel button when deleting ebook doesn’t work. (It can be canceled in the next window.)||Gary M||Low||Fixed in build 48|
|Deleting sample ebooks does not work. Those ebooks reappear the next time the app is run. (That’s the way it was designed so that the samples can be refreshed.)||Divergent71||Low||Indefinite|