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Official Statement Using Certabo board on Lichess.org

Dear Certabo users

Please have a look at the official statement regarding the use of Certabo boards with Lichess.org

For us transparency is first thing and always will be!

Certabo Lichess Statement

All the best

Pietro

 

Hello Pietro,

Maybe an update on this topic could clear up some doubts.

Meanwhile we can find Board API at Lichess next to the Bot API, which clearly show that Lichess opens up to board players today.

Thanks a lot for your hard work and transparency given so far.

Quote from Gerald on October 4, 2020, 1:41 pm

Hello Pietro,

Maybe an update on this topic could clear up some doubts.

Meanwhile we can find Board API at Lichess next to the Bot API, which clearly show that Lichess opens up to board players today.

Thanks a lot for your hard work and transparency given so far.

Hello Gerald

Yes this is bit outdated topic in effect. Well here some more additional information. There are two ways to play on Lichess.

About one and half year ago we developed a software to recognise remote board, with that we could actually detect the pieces on pc screen and generate the input move using a feature available on lichess which allow you to use keyboard rather than mouse.

Theoretically this could be used to automate some move inputs and could be for example done by software running a chess engine ,so for that as there was no actual way to detect if the move is was human or bot Lichess put in same category not allowing for rated games so that why we adviced to use with bot account only.

Later this year around February 2020 Lichess has instead opened its servers to directly connect to e-boards via their API  (applicaton programming interface) , and we were happy as now the eboard can directly interact with Lichess Server sending and receiving moves etc via standard http format basically from any device supporting the http protocol phone, pc etc. and  with no limitation for human rated game which can be freely played. This way is actually the right and natural way as interacts directly to Lichess server, and it's not dependent on other piece of software. You require the token for that to authenticate and selecting the Api board you allow the direct dialogue between eboards and server side etc.

After that in few days a Certabo friend Harald Klein has developed an open source client app for the Certabo board and we took this cool piece of software we twicked a bit just to share calibration file and minor changes and we finally implemented in standard software since version 3.5 on as natural extension of the software. After that in june we implemented the API interface also on Certabodroid where the phone works exactly the same way using the Api interface made available from Lichess. We made beta release for the Android app July this year and we released in october after getting some feedbacks.

Hope this helps in clearing up further i wish you a good evening.

Pietro