My Bridge Applications (Apps) - An Integrated Family
My Bridge Bidding and Scoring Pad (BridgeBSP for iPad, Free) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding & Scoring Pad app (BridgeBSP) is a very convenient administrative tool for people who like to play Bridge in the comfort of their own homes. This app keeps track of the bidding, and it also does the scoring for you. The four players deliver their bids on a shared iPad in the middle of the Bridge table. After declaring a contract and playing the cards, the number of tricks taken by declarer is indicated. The scores are then calculated and displayed on a traditional-style score sheet. No need for manual scoring any more.
Screenshot at Start of Bidding - Screenshot After After Declaration of Contract - Screenshot of Score Sheet
My Bridge Hand Analyzer (BridgeHA for iPhone/iPad, US$5.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Hand Analyzer app (BridgeHA) is designed to assist players while learning to play Bridge. It is based on standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. After receiving and sorting the cards on your hand it will take you about 20 seconds to enter them into BridgeHA, and at the press of a button you will receive a recommendation for a good Opening bid based on that hand.
My Bridge Bidding Guide (BridgeBG for iPad/iPhone, US$10.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding Guide app (BridgeBG) uses the functionality from my Bridge Hand Analyzer as an intelligent front-end to a very comprehensive local website aiming to provide guidance on bidding based on Standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. Please note that BridgeBG does not play Bridge with you. Rather, it allows you to obtain a recommendation for an Opening Bid, an Overcall, a First Level Response and more. This app, which is primarily intended for self-study, is planned for distribution via the Apple App Store in the second half of 2017.
My Bridge Bidding and Playing Guide (BridgeBPG for iPad/iPhone, US$15.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding & Playing Guide app (BridgeBPG) provides everything offered by the Bridge Hand Analyzer and the Bridge Bidding Guide apps, plus a set of recommended card playing strategies for self-study. The app includes a very comprehensive local website based on Standard American 5-Card Major conventions. BridgeBPG allows a player to obtain recommendations for Opening Bids, Overcalls and First Level Responses, as well as good examples of how to play the cards. This app, which is primarily intended for self-study, is planned for distribution via the Apple App Store in the second half of 2017.
About My Bridge App Design and Documentation
Bridge is an old card game, deeply steeped in tradition. Bidding pads and scoring pads were filled in on paper for more than half a century. For one of my Bridge apps (BridgeBSP) I decided to retain the appearance of traditional style bidding and scoring pads, even though they are now displayed on computer screens. Please note that my other Bridge apps are all specific to Standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. It is a specific feature of my Bridge apps that they don't require you to know much about computers. I try to keep it simple. This becomes very evident if you read my user manuals: they are written from the user's point of view in plain English, not technical Gobbledygook. If you know a bit about playing Bridge, my apps will be easy for you to operate. I aim for my Bridge apps to be so intuitive that you don't even need a user manual. Nevertheless, by publishing a user manual I can provide you with some additional information you might find useful. If you are interested in one of the my Bridge apps, I encourage you to download the user manual even before you decide to download the app. You can download any of my user manuals for free by clicking the relevant "Download User Manual" link above.