January 31, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Antibes, France - Independent developer Simon Louchart is proud to announce that Web App Rater has just named Chess Trainer 2.0 the "Best Training App for Beginners and Professionals". This recognition comes with the release of the new "Learn" section of the app.
"I have to honestly say that I'm surprised with how much I learned just from the first part of the lesson. From proper terminology to learning how to "read" the board, I learned more in the first few minutes of using Chess Trainer than I've ever known about the game. To me, that's pretty darn impressive!"
Sarah Hanlon, from the iPhone App Review, has been impressed, like many others, by the quality of the new version of Chess Trainer, an iPhone app that claims to revolutionize the way people learn Chess. Chess Trainer is anything but new since it has first been released on the App Store more than 2 years ago - an eternity in those fast-moving times.
According to its creator, Chess Trainer "helps you to understand the basics of the game and helps you to progress in a fun way". In its original version, random puzzles were shown to the player who had to solve them in a limited amount of time. "The original version was well received and I strongly believe it helped people to get better, but I felt that something was missing, something like an interactive teaching tool to help real beginners to start understanding what Chess is all about." Simon Louchart, the creator of the app says. The original version was good, but apparently not good enough. And for this purpose, Simon worked next to his full-time job during almost one year to release the new version of his app, with the famous new learning tool.
So, what is behind this "interactive teaching tool?" The creator of the app explains it for us: "It is like an e-book in some way, but stuffed with interactive quizzes and puzzles. That way, we are reinforcing the interaction with the user: for instance, on the middle of a chapter, we may ask the player which squares are controlled by the Rook. It is no longer a dull and boring lesson, and the player becomes really part of the learning experience. And indeed, when we navigate through the free lessons, we are often asked what move should be played, or other questions, which undoubtedly reinforces the interactivity of the lesson, making the experience funnier than learning through a book. I believe we have invented the new medium for Chess learning and teaching" the app creator says, promising us new lessons and new upcoming features. Time will tell if this vision is true or not but given his enthusiasm, it is hard not to give him the benefit of the doubt."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 7.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chess Trainer 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Headquartered in Antibes, France, Simon and Yohann are 2 independent developers whose focus is on chess and gaming on the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2013 Simon Louchart. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.