Apple today is a leader in the segment of applications developed for its products that allow you to play poker on mobile devices. Of course, among all the variety of such developments, there are products of the most varied quality. Below is an overview of some of the applications that have already gained recognition among poker players for their reliability, convenience and simplicity.
Today, in a limited circle of the poker community (we are talking about a fairly experienced part of it), there is a tendency for players to abandon poker in connection with the need to change the situation and diversify the range of their interests. It is for such a group that the application called Pai Gow Poker is designed.
The developer of this application was a large and well-known company MobilityWare. She decided to base the application on a rather exotic variety of poker, in which not two, but seven cards are dealt at once. In this case, the player is faced with the task of collecting two combinations at once, using seven cards for this purpose - five initial and two remaining.
Despite the seeming complexity of the game, the rules of the game are quickly learned, which makes the application a great addition to a good and relaxed pastime. Thanks to this form of organization of the gameplay, the level of playing skills grows very quickly and the ability to recognize combinations is developed. The disadvantages include the fact that most often the computer wins over the player, but this is not news for a long time and should be perceived by players as something quite natural. In addition, users are frustrated by the fact that the application is not free - the developer has to pay $ 1.99 for it.
Another equally successful application, players find a development called PokerCruncher. The development of the PokerCruncher LLC company received the highest opinion as the most useful application, allowing players to calculate the most diverse probabilities that can be encountered in poker.
Compared to other calculator applications of a similar focus, PokerCruncher works very quickly, allowing you to perform the necessary operations due to an intuitive interface and a competent approach to hand ranges. The most successful application can be used for lightning-fast calculation of odds after a series of hands played in a casino. As for the price, this app is also not free - it costs $ 4.99.
The undisputed leader in its segment is an application called Zynga Poker. Almost all players have already played online poker using such an application, and most of them agreed that this is a really good product from a large and well-known manufacturer. The players highly appreciated the technical side of the product, as well as the organization of the gameplay. Note that the application is constantly updated, which once again confirms the serious attitude of the developer company to its products.
Among the minuses of the development, the players note the "impudence" of the application, which requires strict binding to a Facebook account, and can calmly and without the owner's knowledge update itself on his phone. The pluses of Zynga Poker include its availability for free download.
In a rather narrow niche of heads-up games, the multiplayer application developed by Haolan Qin - Poker Free HD is confidently leading. There are two game modes available for players - single and for two players.
The first one is perfect in the case when it was not possible to find a good company for the game - a computer with its iron "intellect" is ready to help. For their part, the developers warn that one should not expect something supernatural from the application, because so far no one has managed to perfectly combine the mobile application and a high-quality interface. This is due to the fact that it is impossible to make a computer play poker at the level of a living person even in the light of the high development of modern technologies and a huge number of developments in the field of programming.
The two-player mode is more popular due to the provided opportunity to play online with any player who has installed a similar application. In addition, the player can compete in a live heads-up game by inviting a friend who also uses his iPada as a gaming table.
Against the background of fairly unworked graphics, the functionality is more than successful. As for the interface, it is more than convenient - the game can be controlled using the "touch" technology, and it is implemented at a high level - the most necessary buttons are located at the bottom of the screen, while the most frequently used values are displayed in the most prominent place …
Thus, the final score is that the application cannot be called the best in its segment, but it is ideal for a good relaxed online game. As for the target audience, it is not designed for experienced players - they need to be fully satisfied with the following application.
The application with multiplayer mode " 5 Star Poker HD " involves the game of several players at once in the online format. The main advantage of the development is the ability to play not only classic Hold'em, but also the increasingly popular Omaha. According to the developers themselves, this fact alone when choosing a poker application should incline the player towards this application.
As for the interface, it is made at a high professional level - well-designed small details look convincing against a rich blue background. Each player can create his own personal account and enter data, put an avatar, display the ratings of his game. If the player wants to hide his personal data, it is suggested to use the "guest" mode or use a personal Facebook account.