My Bridge Applications (Apps) - An Integrated Family
My Bridge Bidding and Scoring Pad (MyBridgeBSP for iPad, US$3.99) - Download User Manual
MyBridgeBSP is a very convenient administrative tool for people who like playing Rubber Bridge socially. MyBridgeBSP keeps track of the bidding and, in addition, it 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, and 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 Bidding Hand Analyzer (MyBridgeBHA for iPhone/iPad, US$7.99) - Still Under Development
MyBridgeBHA 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 MyBridgeBHA, and at the press of a button you will receive a recommendation for a good Opening bid based on that hand. This app, which is primarily intended for self-study, is planned for distribution via the Apple App Store in the second half of 2016.
My Bridge Bidding Guide (MyBridgeBG for iPhone/iPad, US$11.99) - Still under Development
MyBridgeBG uses MyBridgeBHA as an intelligent front-end to a very comprehensive website aiming to provide guidance on bidding. It is based on Standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. Please note that MyBridgeBG 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 first half of 2017.
My Bridge Bidding and Playing Guide (MyBridgeBPG for iPhone/iPad, US$15.99) - Still under Development
MyBridgeBPG provides everything offered by MyBridgeBHA and MyBridgeBG plus a set of recommended card playing strategies. It is a comprehensive internet-based app based on Standard American 5-Card Major bidding conventions. MyBridgeBPG allows a player to obtain recommendations for Opening Bids, Overcalls, 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.
My Bridge Bidding Pad (MyBridgeBP for iPad, Free) - Download User Manual
My first app, MyBridgeBP, is a simple administrative tool for shared use on an iPad placed in the middle of the Bridge table. The four players will be able to deliver their bids and see the entire bidding trail, including the declaration of a contract, displayed on a traditional-style bidding pad. No need for pen and paper or bidding boxes any more. You may prefer to pay a few dollars for MyBridgeBSP and get scoring as well.
Screenshot at Start of Bidding - Screenshot After Round 1 of Bidding - Screenshot After Declaration of Contract
About the Design of the My Bridge Apps
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. In designing some of the My Bridge apps I decided to retain the appearance of traditional style bidding and scoring pads, even though they are now displayed on computer screens. Also, the initial versions of some of the apps are 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 in plain English, not in 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. Nonetheless, by publishing a user manual I can provide you with some additional information you might find useful (you can download any of my user manuals for free). If you are reading this on your iPad, you can click or tap the icon for the app you are interested in and download it there and then from the Apple iPad App Store.