Bold Poker

I love all my sponsors, but this week’s DF RSS feed sponsor is really cool. Bold Poker isn’t online poker, or a poker game you play solo — it’s a way to play real Hold’em poker with your friends using your devices instead of an actual deck of cards. An iPad serves as the board. Each player holds their own hand on their iPhone or Android device. Host or join a table with a single tap. It could not be simpler or easier.

You save time on shuffling and thus play more hands. It’s like having a personal dealer right at the table. Bold Poker is my favorite type of app: a simple, original, useful idea, implemented with exquisite taste and attention to detail. The artwork and animation are drop-dead gorgeous. They even pay attention to the math behind the shuffling algorithm.

The latest version even includes VoiceOver support:

Starting today, VoiceOver users can connect their headphones at the table and have their cards read out to them. There will still be rough edges as we weren’t always sure how verbose we want VoiceOver to be but we consider this to be a solid start of a larger effort in being more inclusive. We would love to hear your feedback (especially if you’re visually impaired).

That is just so great. If you play poker and haven’t tried Bold Poker yet, do yourself and your friends a favor and check it out.

Friday, 14 August 2015