My Bridge Applications (Apps) - An Integrated Family
My Bridge Bidding & Scoring Pad (Bridge BSP for iPad, Free US$0.00) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding & Scoring Pad app (Bridge BSP) is a very convenient administrative tool for people who like to play Rubber 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 entered by Declarer. The scores are then calculated and displayed on a traditional-style score sheet. No need for manual scoring any more. If you have an iPad, my Bridge Bidding & Scoring Pad (Bridge BSP) can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
My Bridge Hand Analyzer (Bridge HA for iPhone, US$5.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Hand Analyzer app (Bridge HA) 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 it will take you about 20 seconds to enter them into Bridge HA, and at the press of a button you will then be able to receive a recommendation for a good Opening bid based on that hand. My Bridge HA app is primarily intended for self-study, but it may be used at the Bridge table if the three other players agree. If you have an iPhone, my Bridge Hand Analyzer (Bridge HA) can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
My Bridge Bidding Guide (Bridge BG for iPad, US$10.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding Guide app (Bridge BG) 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. Bridge BG provides all of what Bridge HA can do and more, but please note that Bridge BG does not play Bridge with you. Rather, if you enter the 13 cards held in your hand, Bridge BG allows you to obtain a recommendation for an Opening Bid, an Overcall, a Takeout Double, a First Level Response and more. Bridge BG is primarily intended for self-study, but it may be used at the Bridge table if the three other players agree. If you have an iPad, my Bridge Bidding Guide (Bridge BG) can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. It is scheduled to be ready for sale from the Apple App Store in the second half of 2018.
My Bridge Bidding and Playing Guide (Bridge BPG for iPad, US$15.99) - Download User Manual
My Bridge Bidding & Playing Guide app (Bridge BPG) provides everything offered by the Bridge Hand Analyzer and the Bridge Bidding Guide, plus a set of recommended card playing strategies for self-study. Bridge BPG includes a very comprehensive website based on Standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. The website is locally stored within the app and therefore does not required access to the Internet. Bridge BPG allows a player to obtain recommendations for Opening Bids, Overcalls, Takeout Doubles and First Level Responses, as well as good examples of how to play the cards. Bridge BPG is primarily intended for self-study, but it may be used at the Bridge table if the three other players agree. If you have an iPad, my Bridge Bidding & Playing Guide (Bridge BPG) can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. It is scheduled to be ready for sale from the Apple App Store in the second half of 2018.
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 (Bridge BSP) 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. By the way, all my user manuals double up as tutorials. If you are interested in one or more of my Bridge apps, I encourage you to download the relevant user manual even before you decide to download the app. You can do this on this web page by clicking the relevant icon or the "Download User Manual" link above.