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Latest News on BriJ Releases / iOS Version 2
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »

BriJ apps for iOS, Version 2.1 includes the recent product enhancements:-
  • A new feature to deal the cards manually: deal from scratch or amend an existing deal. (Find this in the “Load” icon popup).
  • A new option to delete deal files you have previously saved
  • Additional 'Save Deal' options: change Dealer or Vulnerability; add a comment to the deal file; overwrite an existing deal file; improved Save & Share features.
  • An improved score card. If you’re not familiar with Duplicate Bridge scoring, touch a score in the scoresheet results to see how the result has been calculated.
  • For club sessions, Scoresheets are now sorted by the duplicate score each player (pair) has made. Your own score is highlighted so that you can compare it with other players.
  • There is a new option to slow down auto-play (with 3 speed choices).
  • There is a new option to allow use of mobile data connection for internet access, for example to download club sessions while out and about
  • The Landy bridge convention is now available in the Pro app
Thanks to everyone for your continued feedback.
 :)

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Did you know? / 60,000 games a day!
« on: February 25, 2017, 09:31:27 AM »
Still growing!
 Now over 60,000 games in a typical day. Doesn't yet include the iOS version.
 Well over 1.5 million games a month.
Thanks for playing!

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / iPhone and iPad
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:45:52 AM »
BJ Bridge Pro is now out on the iTunes App Store.

This joins BJ Bridge Lite (free) which uses a fairly simple, fixed Benji Acol system.
 Also the free BJ Bridge Beginner Acol that has been available for some time.

Hope you enjoy playing them. Here’s a link: https://goo.gl/fK5yVZ
 

Happy New Year!
 :D

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / BriJ now on iPhone and iPad
« on: December 08, 2016, 04:40:12 PM »

We are pleased to announce the launch of the free “BJ Bridge Beginner Acol” version of BriJ for iPhones and iPads on the iTunes App Store. Find it at https://appsto.re/gb/pHqYfb.i .

This duplicate bridge game is specially designed for beginners learning the Acol system of bidding. It follows the "Bridge for All" Foundation Level recommended for students by the English Bridge Union (EBU). As well as offering unlimited random deals, it includes practice hands from the EBU "Red Book". All totally free!

New for iPhone / iPad versions: Download a bridge club session and see your results for each board you bid and play, compared directly to players’ results at the club.

News flash! The Pro version will be arriving shortly, extending the features to include total control over your choice of bidding system and conventions. Watch this space!

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Card play issues / Re: Robot sometimes plays too high a card
« on: June 02, 2016, 07:21:37 AM »
In case anyone's wondering, this issue was cleared many releases ago  :)

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BriJ on a PC / Re: Latest emulators for Android on a PC
« on: February 09, 2016, 08:23:44 AM »
Unfortunately, as you may have heard, Microsoft has backed out of its plans to deliver Android app capabilities. :'(


Still, the 3rd party emulators seem to be improving. AMIDuOS (not mentioned in previous posts) apparently runs well, for example.  :)

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Did you know? / Now over 45,000 games per day!
« on: February 09, 2016, 08:14:07 AM »
... and well over 1 million games a month. Many thanks to all BriJ users  :)

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Over 1 million games played per month! / 35,000 games a day
« on: December 17, 2015, 09:01:35 PM »
Over 1 million games now played every month! :o 

Our BriJ family of Duplicate Bridge apps now includes a Lite version playing Benji Acol, a Pro version with a wide choice of bidding styles and a recent addition: Duplicate Bridge Beginner. The latter follows the EBU Acol bidding style as taught to many students in their first year of learning.
Merry Christmas!

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / Over 1 million games now played per month
« on: December 17, 2015, 08:40:54 PM »
Over 1 million games now played every month! :o

Our BriJ family of Duplicate Bridge apps now includes a Lite version playing Benji Acol, a Pro version with a wide choice of bidding styles and a recent addition: Duplicate Bridge Beginner. The latter follows the EBU Acol bidding style as taught to many students in their first year of learning.

Merry Christmas!

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / Release 5.0
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:11:06 PM »
Release 5.0 is a major upgrade.

Some of the highlights:

▶ Much improved ‘Advanced Play Engine’ with option to show alternative card plays
▶ Extended hints: glossary links for bridge jargon and presentation of occasional news flash items
▶ Layout changes: ‘(v)’ now signals vulnerable directions (plus colour coding); Dummy height reduced in some modes
▶ Improved bidding: many changes resulting from your feedback
▶ RED BOOK: now shows page numbers; also the bridge table rotates to show the target hand; additional help is included for some deals, e.g. where BriJ doesn't conform exactly to the Red Book


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Latest News on BriJ Releases / Re: new product
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:04:39 PM »
Available now on Amazon as well as Google

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / new product
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:29:41 PM »

Duplicate Bridge Beginner

is a new, free version of BriJ intended for student players learning the Acol system of bidding as promoted by the English Bridge Union (EBU).

It conforms to the EBU "Foundation Level" for Acol bidding and includes the practice hands presented in the EBU BOOK ONE (Beginning Bridge), otherwise known as the Red Book.

The app was launched yesterday on Google Play. It's the first BriJ app to feature a new, improved Play Engine. This engine will be rolled out into other versions of BriJ in a few days as Release 5.0, together with many other improvements.


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BriJ on a PC / Latest emulators for Android on a PC
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:09:35 AM »
Microsoft is promising that you'll soon be able to run Android apps on Windows 10:) 

In the meantime there are emulators that some members have mentioned in posts, including BlueStacks.

There are web sites listing other possibilities, e.g. http://www.techbate.com/5-best-android-emulator-for-windows-87xp/

Another free product I've noticed recently is Nox App Player http://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/Others/Nox-APP-Player.shtml

Has anyone tried this yet?

.

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / Release 4.13.2
« on: August 15, 2015, 08:55:10 AM »

This release fixes a few teething problems in 4.13:
  • prevention of a (very rare) crash on start-up
  • more changes when playing 3rd before Dummy
  • 'final' fix to vulnerability as it shows in the score sheet
  • better layout for LITE - a smaller Dummy space gives more room in the centre
  • better layout for large tablets in landscape mode: a wider control panel makes it easier to read help, hints and also club download results in the 'aim' tab

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Latest News on BriJ Releases / Release 4.13
« on: July 23, 2015, 05:04:44 PM »
Release 4.13 is out. Changes include:-

▶  New Convention Card requests Robot partners ALWAYS pass 1NT doubled for penalties, even if they are very weak (PRO only)
▶  Hints for Robot or Bluetooth partners now hidden. You can still touch other player's cards to see full explanations
▶  Weakness take-out into long suit as response 1NT (for beginners - Pro only)
▶  Improved layout for large tablets, including wider control panel
▶  Vulnerability indicators now clearer
▶  Play improvements in 2nd or 3rd seat
▶  Fixes


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