I've bought this app for more devices and operating systems than I can remember. Apart from wanting to strangle your partner occasionally it's always been excellent and the upgrades have been an improvement. Not this time though, this is really very annoying and needs to be sorted. The best thing about it is that you can turn it off.
Average in bidding and play... and it cheats! It is a decent enough pastime, but the skill level is nothing to write home about. It supposedly can be programmed for acol type bidding, but it doesn't quite understand. As an example, and there are many, I've reached a bid of 3NT only for robot partner to bid 4clubs (say) with the rather quaint intention of it being a transfer bid, and if you bid the 4d, it then passes having taken you out of the only making bid. .... and how come the opposition seemingly always bids the optimum contract? I sometimes let the program bid and play in automatic mode and then I'm told that the play would have been better if it had played it which sort of conveys a lack of programming skill. I could go on, but I do sort of find the app entertaining. It would benefit from a less basic interface but then I would be accused of wanting too much for my money .....
Love it! The complaints about the delays in the game are true but when have you ever played with a human and they make instantaneous plays every time? Now the computer makes more logical bids. Instead of me bidding 1 H with my 13 points and 5 hearts and having the computer respond 4 H when all they have is 5 points and 3 baby hearts, you get a more "human" response. Besides, if you really hate it that much, all you have to do is go into the game preferences & uncheck the "use advanced card play engine" button.
slow new feature useless... better play may be nice but a pause of 5-10 secs for every card played by e and w while it reevaluates is simply annoying. yes I know it only stats later in the game but it is not just a couple of tics.. I have an sgs 4 which is not a slow phone , instead of taking offense u should fix it.
Omar Sharif bridge Agree...new version hangs and takes up to 10 seconds to action moves...sort it developers.
Used this for five years and now is so slow
June 2015 (5.21.50)
Fixed a bug that occasionally confuses the UI if you exit the app half way though dealing cards. Thanks to those who have helped us track this down.
Apr 2015 (5.21.48)
Reduced the card engine strength by about 2%. Along with other enhancements, the card engine now selects cards faster, resulting in minimal delays around tricks 7, 8 and 9.
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