I just uploaded v1.08 as a new Beta-Version of +gobandroid
to +Google Play
- the hot new thing is the invitation feature
- you can now Invite to join a game. You can invite via Mail / Twitter / G+ / .. ( standard +Android
Intent ) and then play via Google Cloud to device Messaging ( GCM ) which is very fast and energy/traffic efficient. You can invite at every point in the Play mode - that means you can invite to a given situation. That means e.g. if you play vs Y and want to show this situation to X ( and know what he would answer ) - this is possible!
The whole thing is backed by AppEngine & Google Cloud Endpoints which I am testing at the moment - this is in a very early stage, but very promising. But that also means - don't put your very important games in there yet - there could be hick-ups ;-)
Watching games is also build in - if you are the x>1 user opening this game via Gobandroid - you are just watching it ;-)
I really hope this lowers the barrier to mobile online GO gaming as you do not need to have an extra account
Hope you will have nice games with this Feature - Please try it out and let me know what you think!
you can find the beta here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ligi.gobandroid_beta