Tarot Pro 1.5 for iPhone released - Now with the Marseilles Deck

by phil on Wednesday Aug 18, 2010 5:53 PM

When I was given my first Tarot reading, I immediately thought to myself, "this would be perfect on the iPhone." The Tarot cards fit the shape of the iPhone nearly perfectly, and creating a Tarot app would then make carrying your iPhone like you're carrying a deck of cards.

Click here to check out Tarot Pro on the App Store:

Here are some screenshots of the app:

The first thing I did was have an artist redraw all 78 classic Rider-Waite Tarot cards to fit the aspect ratio of the iPhone. I then modified my app so that cards would fit full screen, without any other tools bars or other UI cruft.

Here are screenshots of the Rider-Waite Deck in action:

The next big project was to provide users with a choice of deck art. The latest release, 1.5, is the beginning of that process, by letting users choose between the Marseilles deck and the Rider-Waite:

Here are screenshots of the Marseilles Deck:

We also added a mini-achievement system, where you have to do a few steps necessary to "unlock" the Marseilles deck. These are simple tasks, like doing some readings, and hopefully will encourage users to get to know the app a little better:

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