Free Chess, the free chess app that launched earlier this year, has been downloaded more than 5 million times.
The app was the brainchild of developer and chess enthusiast Justin Wetherington.
The idea was simple: download a free chess game, add it to your phone and start playing.
But Wetheriston, a self-described “cyber-anarchist” with a passion for “the internet’s democratization of information”, says he didn’t expect his app to take off the way it did.
“The idea was for the user to just have a single app with one interface,” he tells Business Insider.
“We had a very minimalistic design and had very minimal branding and everything, so we could focus on what the user wanted to do.”
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The app offers a free-to-play, premium service, which lets users play online for as little as $5 a month.
The games are divided into eight different styles of moves, each with its own leaderboard, leaderboard scoring and rating system.
The main game is called Chess.
Wetherickson is now working on a new game called Go, which he hopes will take off like Chess.
But he says he’s not interested in competing with Google Play, and that he’ll only be working on Go.
“I just want to make something people enjoy,” he says.
“That’s the big reason I started this.
But it’s also why I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible.”
The app is still in the beta stage, and Wetheringtons goal is to release it in the fall.
The core concept of Chess is simple.
Players choose two pieces, move one piece, and the other one moves.
Each move is scored by a timer.
The timer then tells you how long it took to play the move.
Each player can play with as many as 16 players, or as many in pairs.
Chess is free to download, but players can unlock premium features like leaderboards and leaderboards scoring.
If you have an Android phone, you can try Chess for free.
And if you don’t, you’ll need to pay a $4.99 yearly subscription fee to download it.
Chess offers two modes: Free, which costs $5.99, and Premium, which charges $9.99 a month or $14.99 annually.
Both are available on the App Store and Google Play.
You can play either mode on your phone, but the app is not available for iOS devices.
The game is also available on Google Play and on the Google Play Store.
But as with other free chess apps, you won’t find many reviews or reviews of the app.
“There’s been no comments about it on the Play Store, either, no ratings, no reviews,” Wetheringss co-founder and CEO Adam Hochschild told Business Insider via email.
The biggest criticism of Chess seems to come from the lack of advertising.
While Wetherers app does have ads on the side, they aren’t very prominent, nor do they appear to be any kind of revenue-generating source for Chess.
“When the ads were first launched, the reviews were very positive and they said they were a great experience,” Witherington told Business News Today.
“And now the ratings have declined, and I can’t say how many users have dropped off the app due to the lack [of ads].”
Chess is one of the few free chess games on Android, but it has a long way to go to catch up with the likes of Chess.
There are still a few players who are willing to pay for the premium version of Chess that offers a leaderboard with rating information, leaderboards, leader boards scoring and leaderboard leaderboard scores.
Chess also has a free download option on GooglePlay and on Apple’s App Store, but there is no free download.