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3 Best Go iPhone App
1. Go Game – Life And Death
“围棋死活宝典(Go Game – Life And Death),the most powerful life and death library.
A collection of 7000 +, life and death questions. From first level to professional level, from the ancient life and death questions to modern life and death questions. And contains the set of professional life and death of “发阳论”,”天龙图”,”官子谱”,”玄玄棋经”,”棋经众妙” and “鬼手魔手”, etc. It is the best way for you to improve your go game skill from 10K to 5d.”
“With “Go Quest” you can play the ancient board game of Go online with people around the world.
Go Quest was recently featured in “Go Focus”, a weekly go TV program and now it’s played by lots of players of all levels from beginners to pros.
Since the author of Go Quest started this project as a beginner, this app is created to be simple and beginner friendly.
Other features of Go Quest.
– You can start playing online immediately after download.
– It’s free.
– Player’s strength is rated by the popular Dan-Kyu system as well as more statistically accurate ELO-rating system.
– You can choose between 9×9, 13×13 and 19×19 board.
– When game ends (by 2-consecutive passes), the result is automatically decided according to the Chinese rules.
Enjoy free online game of Go (Igo/Baduk/Weiqi)!”
3. Little Go
“Little Go is a free and open source iOS application that lets you play the game of Go on the iPhone or iPad. You can play against another human (on the same device), or against the computer. The computer player is powered by the open source software library Fuego (http://fuego.sf.net/). The minimum requirement for running this version of Little Go is iOS 9.0.
– Board sizes between 7×7 and 19×19 (start a new game to change the board size)
– Let the computer player suggest a move or immediately play the move for you
– Calculate the score at any time during the game (area scoring is the default, territory scoring can be selected at the start of a new game)
– Adjust the computer’s playing strength and resign behaviour by selecting from a number of presets, or by fine-tuning advanced settings
– Play even games, or games with 2-9 handicap stones (fixed stone placement)
– Select from 5 pre-defined rulesets when you start a new game, or adjust game rules to your preference (komi, ko rule, area/territory scoring system, number of passes to end game, resume play by alternating/non-alternating play, four passes end game)
– Place arbitrary black and white stones for initial board setup before a game starts
– View board positions for moves played earlier during the game (no support for game variations, though)
– Discard moves (aka “undo”)
– Display move numbers and coordinate labels
– Zoom & scroll board
– Display player influence (aka territory statistics) for an estimate who owns an area
– Computer vs. computer game for entertainment
– Save & load games to/from the archive
– Use iTunes file sharing to transfer saved games to/from your iOS device
– Import/export game files from/to other apps on your device (e.g. Mail, DropBox)
– In-app user manual (text-only)
– Submit bug report email from inside the app (yes, this *is* a feature :-))
– For the technically inclined: Watch what happens behind the scenes when Little Go and Fuego talk to each other over the Go Text Protocol (GTP)
Your contribution in any form (coding, UI design, testing, bug reports, creating an app video preview, website design) is welcome – please contact me or visit the support website to find out more.
A note about the project state: Several years of development have gone into Little Go since its inception in January 2011. The app now has a feature set that is, I believe, quite nice 🙂 for a free program. My main focus therefore lies on fixing any remaining bugs (of which I am sure there are plenty) and keeping the app running under future versions of iOS.
Little Go is released under the Apache License 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).”