The launch of ChessBase India App
We have launched the ChessBase India App! What are the things that you can do with it? Well, from just one screen, you can now follow all the articles published on the ChessBase India newspage, get access to world's most powerful free calendar, a video section with 2400 videos segregated based on various themes, a powerful search function that helps you search across the articles, tournaments and videos, an ability to stay updated with all the social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) accounts of ChessBase India and last but not the least a position for the day, to keep you in the best possible chess shape. The app is completely free and can be downloaded from the Google Playstore. In this article we give you a detailed breakdown of all the features and how you can extract maximum from this powerful resource.
If you would like to download the app first and then go over the features in the article so that you can also check them on your device, then you can download the app from here.
In 2018, it became clear that the ChessBase India website and social media accounts were frequented by a lot of chess fans not just from the country but all across the globe. Every platform had their own fans following us. For eg. the ChessBase India YouTube Channel was the place where you could find very exciting videos, the ChessBase India Facebook page is where you have many updates related to what's happening in Indian chess, the ChessBase India Twitter always has some nice updates rolled into 280 characters, for the photo lovers ChessBase india Instagram is the place to be and finally for full fledged articles and hardcore analysis everyone visited our website - www.chessbase.in. I would often meet ChessBase India followers in tournaments or would receive a mail from them saying that we cannot keep up with all the updates in different places. Why don't you have a single place where we can follow all the news related to Indian and world chess. That's when the idea of making the ChessBase India App came about. I am happy to say that after over a year of working on this project, we have finally launched the ChessBase India App. As is true with all ChessBase India products, we have tried to keep in mind that the end product that we present to our users is of the highest quality.
How will the app be useful to you?
Who should download the app? Is it only for Indians? Well, truth be told ChessBase India disseminates chess news on a big scale. At this moment as you read this we have updates about the Grand Chess Tour, the Danzhou tournament in China, The Porticcio Open in France, the Asian Junior in Indonesia and much more. Although we spend our maximum energy in the coverage of Indian players, we are not just limited to it. And hence we feel that this app will be useful to not just Indians but people all across the world who just love following chess. Also, because India is considered by many as the next superpower in the world of chess, it wouldn't hurt you to have this app downloaded on your phone!
I just downloaded this because I have a feeling I should be as plugged into chess in India as possible... https://t.co/OIkrkzoU2z— Jonathan Tisdall (@GMjtis) July 1, 2019
The Main screen of the app
Let's talk about each of these features individually:
1. The main menu and registration
On the top left when you press on those three lines, it opens up the main menu. This is what you can see:
I would recommend each one who uses the ChessBase India app, to personalize it by registering for the same and also adding a picture of yours.
All the articles that are published on the ChessBase India newspage are shown under the latest news section.
The Powerful search function
ChessBase India articles, videos and calendar have so much data and information that it was imperative to have a strong search function. We are quite thrilled with what we have been able to implement. For eg. let's type "Vishy Anand" in the search bar.
Position for the day
This feature of "Position for the day" is something that will help you to remain on top of your game. Everyday you will have a position which is handpicked by our experts. After solving it, you can try to check if you got it right with the solution.
ChessBase India calendar is not just limited to tournaments in India, it is a calendar that has tournaments all across the world and we are working hard to make it the best calendar in the world.
ChessBase India is investing heavily to maintain one of the best chess calendars in the world. We provide this as a free service to you so that you can plan your tournaments without any worries. Organizers all across the world can submit their tournaments by using the "Submit your tournament" button here.
The ChessBase India YouTube Channel is one of the most active chess channels in the world with over 1,70,000 subscribers. Currently it boasts of around 2400 videos! On the front page of the app you can see all the latest videos that have been published. When you click on "more videos", it opens up the following page:
ChessBase India is extremely active on social media. On Facebook we have 90,000 people who follow us, on Instagram the count is 12,700 and on Twitter we have 4793 followers. On a daily basis we have nearly 15-20 posts on all the platforms. Just so that you can follow all these posts from a common location, we have got all our social media accounts together on the top bar of our app.
How to download the app?
I saw the video, it looks really cool and now I want this app but I don’t have an Android device... Patience, Carsten! Patience! https://t.co/MJijV0Uuoo— Carsten Hansen (@CazHansen) July 2, 2019
The App is currently launched only for Android users. The iOS version is going to come out soon! For all the people who use android can download the app from the Google Playstore by searching for ChessBase India. You can also download the app from the link given below:
People who made it possible
Making an app is quite a challenging and at the same time an expensive affair. But the chess community has been kind to us in the past and this was no different. Hemant Agrawal, who is a ChessDad from Ahmedabad and also a director at Infowarehouse, took up this project. He and his team worked day in and out along with the members of the ChessBase India team to create this valuable tool for the chess community.
We, at ChessBase India, believe that it is extremely important to keep evolving with new ideas. The chess world is dynamic and things are moving forward at a fast pace. We will keep the app up to date and we hope to provide you with more and more functionalities as time goes by. In the meantime you can always do your bit, by rating the app in the playstore. In case you would like some features in the app, do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try our best to incorporate them in the upcoming updates.