Feb 8, 2010


When i got my first Android Phone ~2 months ago there was no goban for android yet - but i wantet some - so i started the opensource project gobandroid ( goban + android ;-)
I got a lot of feedback, that's one of the reasons why i am writing this blogpost. First of all thanx to the first contributor Ruth Hinckley aka Lironah for with first images ( i started with single color circles and lines ;-) See the difference:

Second thanx to the potential contributor shay raikin who wants to implement gnugo !-)
And last but not least thanx to all the mails with bugreports/ideas and greetinx.
There are not much features yet but even with these little featureset some users are just happy with it e.g. to write down games and save them to SGF.
Tonight I implemented something new - the skins are now saved to SD-Card with applications called gobandroid skinstaller ( skin + installer ;-) - These applications uninstall after they did the job of copying images to the sd-card - so there is not much Application Space is needed. Application Space is actually a big issue on android at this time. I have a lot of space on sd-card but lack space where i can install application. This needs to be fixxed on android but until then I'm going this workaround.

here is the code of gobandroid: http://github.com/ligi/gobandroid

the code is GPL licenced

and here is the code of the installer ( perhaps the uninstalling or the resources to SD-Card part is interesting for someone ) : http://github.com/ligi/gobandroid-skinstaller-lironah/