I built another app over the weekend. This is one of those things that’s been in the back of my head for a couple years. I just thought it would be cool to make a mobile app that goes along with my book Teller, with a complete usable tarot—all 78 of the original 1909 Rider-Waite tarot deck, the most popular deck in the US. I also wanted the ability to identify the cards, the meanings, reverse meanings, and other interesting stuff from A. E. Waite’s “Pictorial Key to the Tarot” (published in 1911).
I still have some testing to do, but it’s pretty much complete, with the following features:
1. Complete deck, majors, minors, with the ability to shuffle, deal any number of cards. 2. The ability to move the cards around easily—the ability to use any spread you want, with a slidable background/tabletop with enough room for big layouts (see the 7-card spread in the screenshots). 3. Support for reverses and sideways card placement 4. Some gesture driven functions, like press-hold to bring up the help for any individual card with meanings for upright, reverses. 5. Simple help layer that points out the main features 6. Sample chapters from Teller (the first five) 7. Going to add some art from Teller.
Finally. It's months late but I submitted it to iTunes Sunday night, and expect to see it in the app store soon—within the next couple weeks. I'll keep you posted.
This is pretty much a straight port of the Seaborn iPad app to iPhone. The main difference is the "Art Portfolio", which points to my online portfolio. (One collection to maintain and it's always up to date).
I was halfway through development of a Seaborn "universal app" which covers iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, but dropped that path a couple months back and moved to two separate apps because there are different features and presentation methods--some of them significant--I will be adding for each platform. (e.g., I may move the iPhone version to the Cocos2D framework and include games and other cool things).