I've been using Bridge Baron since it came on a floppy for PC's, and this version since my first smartphone. I do miss the bidding flow charts from the ancient versions, especially since I find patterns have evolved in the years I wasn't paying attention to bridge. This app has a good game play mechanics and solid play. There are a few things that could be better. ... sometimes when I think "huh, how can you get that quick score result " and do a machine replay, I find the program can't get it either.
Fun, but opportunities to allow more features I think this is a fairly good bridge app. However, there are a bunch of features that I think are missing if you're looking to play against the AI. 1) It offers you different levels of bidding systems (SAYC Basic, SAYC Intermediate, SAYC Advanced) but doesn't tell you what the differences are. There's no list of what Intermediate or Advanced introduces. 2) There's no way to choose the conventions you want to use or not use. 3) The "interpret" feature is buggy and often wrong.
User interface is weak When playing a game you can't go back to main menu. I have to exit the app, usually kill the process then restart. Recognizing the back button on the phone would be an easy and useful addition. During game play it would be helpful to click on the bids to get an explanation. I don't always know what system the computer is playing
Excellent Bridge program Plays very well, and I really like how it plays different systems so you can practice. The 5th star will come when the game is more stable. I have had to install several times because the app would hang on startup and would not start again.
Does not fiction well on a Samsung tablet 8.0 The reviews are not available and the only way to shut it down is via the task manager. Otherwise, the screen remains frozen. Once a deal had been made, the only way to initiate a new deal is to play the present one! $22 is a lot for a malfunctioning game.
Online play removed? ETA: Reboot fixed Has the online play feature been removed? The button is still visible on my app, but tapping does nothing. I see that the button is also missing from the screen shots here. Not terribly impressed at the moment, as I really preferred playing with human partners (the AI bidding doesn't have enough customization on the tablet version). [Rebooting fixed the issue!]
The Android version of iBridgeBaron, which earned an "A" rating from the American Contract Bridge League.
Interface is designed to fit wide range of Android Devices (phones, tables and in between).
Added special fix for Galaxy Note running Android older that ver 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Versions 2.43 has:
- Release Candidate 1 of Online Play module, please report any issues it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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