Shredder Chess for iPad

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Description of App: 

Shredder, the most successful chess program ever, is now also available for the iPad. You can play against Shredder, analyze with him and solve chess puzzles. It offers the usual Shredder standard on your iPad.In addition to the outstanding playing strength of the 12 times computer chess world champion, Shredder is also able to mimic the play of a human chess player with any playing strength. He even deliberately makes typical human mistakes in those levels.Solve 1000 built in chess puzzles. Shredder keeps track of your performance and offers advice if needed.You can adjust Shredder’s playing strength from beginner to master level. If you like, Shredder automatically adjusts his strength to yours. He even calculates an Elo rating for you. This is how the playing strength of chess players is typically measured.During the game a coach is watching your moves and warns you if you are about to make a mistake.See how you are getting better and better the more games you play and the more chess puzzles you solve.

  • Adjustable playing strength
  • Intuitive and very easy to operate
  • 1000 built in chess puzzles
  • Watch your rating improve in a diagram
  • Outstanding playing strength on the iPad
  • Analyse your games with Shredder, find your mistakes and improve your play
  • Coach shows your mistakes
  • Different playing styles from passive to aggressive
  • Great variety: browsable opening book with more than one million moves
  • Access 1200 GB of endgame databases online
  • Enter and analyze any position you like
  • Load and save games (incl. names, date, etc.)
  • Send games via email
  • Different chess boards and pieces
  • VoiceOver / Accessibility support
  • Improve your play whenever and wherever you like

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Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.3.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPad

Accessibility Comments: 

As far as I was able to determine, VoiceOver reads all widgets, including the chessboard, pieces, list of taken pieces, clocks and move list. This app is actually quite nice to use with VoiceOver, except for one thing they apparently unfortunately forgot: Shredder does not announce the move the computer made! SO far, the only method I found was to manually find the computer move in the move list. This works, but takes away a lot of the fun of just playing an easy game. Having to manually figure out what the opponents move was on every move is quite time-consuming and distracting. Apart from that however, the app is quite nicely accessible. I wish they'd fix this one thing, then it would be nearly perfect I guess.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.