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.
Cannot navivare back to home page. Have to stop app & restart. It use to work before andriod update of OS. No longer shows deal number. Makes bidding errors like opening 3NT with 11 points & 8 diamonds as well as others. Playing same deal on pc versions opens 3 diamonds. PC version is very good. For the most part it play fairly well
I have been using on different platforms for over 3 years. I would discourage anyone from purchasing the android platform. There has not been an update during that period of time. My tablet is giving messages that it is slowing down my device. On the newest android tablets the menus have disappeared because of the lack of bridge baron updates. I contacted the company with no response from the developers. Look for an alternate product.
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 email@example.com.
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