The ChessNote servers are now running some updates and optimizations that were long overdue. As a result, your games should load much faster now.
Here’s a more detailed explanation of the changes.
- Among the ended games, only the last 50 are returned: this was necessary since some users have a really large number of games and retrieving them all was causing our servers to choke. In the future, a “Load More” option will be added to the app.
- Dropped challenges are no longer returned. So, even if you get less ended games, at least you get the interesting ones.
- The ended games are now ordered most-recent-first.
- A limit on the number of open games has been set. If you are playing 15 games simultaneously, you won’t be able to create a new one. This measure was necessary because some users abuse the “New Game” feature and “spam” other users. Fifteen seems like a reasonable limit (currently, very few users are playing more that 15 games at the same time), but I’m open to increase it a bit if there’s enough demand.