Regular readers of the site may have noticed that we’re working on overhauling the way we present board diagrams. Up to now, screenshots of eXtremeGammon and Gnu have been common fare – often in our authors’ various favourite configurations of colours. They do vary quite widely in readability, and a board which looks fine on a laptop may be pretty hazy to someone reading on a phone.
London player Ross Knipe invites all backgammon players to test his amazing BG Buddy App free of charge…
Dear fellow backgammon players,
As some of you may know I have been developing an iOS helper app for backgammon called BG Buddy. I’m now at the stage where I’d like to offer more people the chance to beta test BG Buddy free of charge. If you’d like to try BG Buddy beta all you need is an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that runs iOS 8 or later.
HEROZ of Japan provide the ‘BackgammonAce’ mobile app shown in the panel on the right. They are supporting a number of backgammon federations including JBL in Japan, and now the UKBGF. They are about to issue the following Press Release:
HEROZ to Collaborate with UKBGF on BackgammonAce!
Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is proud to announce its collaboration with the UK Backgammon Federation (UKBGF) on the free smartphone app, BackgammonAce.
UKBGF is the largest backgammon association in the UK and many UK players have already discovered BackgammonAce. By collaborating with UKBGF, HEROZ will continue to do its utmost to spread and popularize backgammon in the UK and throughout the world.
If you want to play against UK players, come and check out UKBGF and BackgammonAce!