A few days ago I made a new research for Go apps on the android market. One of the few new apps I found is this one: “Go Scoring Camera”. There’s a free trial version which works for 7 days available at the Android Market. The full app costs 3.40 €, which is around 4.5 $ currently.
Here you have the videoreview
Beware of the height you need to get above the board. It took me several attempts till I realised I had to stand up and rise my hands a little bit to fit the 19×19 board on an average table. Otherwise, the program will cut down the sides of the board… though I still don’t understand the reasoning behind this.
Another point which I’m curious about is the need for internet connection. Since the image needs to be interpreted on a remote server, the image needs to be uploaded… but wouldn’t it be possible to make the process locally with the latest phones? I mean, during the second half of this year some dual-core cell phones have been released so it would be an interesting option to add to the app.
On the next videoreview, I’m going to talk about another awesome app which turned out to be very useful at our club.