Tricky Bridge attracts 7, 000 new bridge players in its first week
By Alex J. Coyne © Great Bridge Links 2020
Tricky Bridge is a fresh bridge-teaching app – and it’s now available on the Apple Store, with a port to Android planned soon. Great Bridge Links took some time to catch up with Scott Hoffer about the creation of a game that has introduced 7, 000 people to the game of bridge during its first week.
- 7, 000 new users introduced to bridge in its first week
- Apple’s top featured ew game of the week
- Top-ranked at “Games”, “New Games We Love” and “Reimagined Classics”
Talking To The Team
Statistics from the app’s first week shows that it’s a hit so far – and 7, 000 new players have been introduced.
“The beginners really like it, judging from our early user-retention,” says Scott via e-mail.
Tricky Bridge has only been out there for a while, and it’s already managed to rise to the top of app rankings overall.
The development team behind Tricky Bridge has found a way to make bridge appeal to people who don’t play the game yet. Statistics from the app’s first week shows that it’s a hit so far – and 7, 000 new players have been introduced.
That’s impressive by any standards.
First, is there a secret to building an app that grabs attention?
“If a free iPhone game isn’t fun immediately, nearly all players will quit.”
Scott says a lot of effort went into elements like pacing, lesson explanations, structure, UI, and animations. Storyline and rewards were added to ensure an app that remains continuously engaging and easy to follow, he notes.
The app also introduces bots as mascots, and fictional bridge clubs to play at.
Even more is planned for the app soon. “In the long-term, we’d love to add more lessons, tournament modes, and social bridge with chat.”
A port to Android is also on the table.
The process to Tricky Bridge hasn’t been without obstacles. Scott admits there were “a few bugs” and a difficult lesson in need of a clearer hint, but user feedback has been positive.
As the app develops, Scott notes the team is working on improving the capability of the bots to make them more reliable bridge players.
“We prioritize great user experience first,”
Scott says this includes clarity, great presentation and ease-of-use for any aspiring app creators. “This leads to a focus on long-term engagement, which for beginners to bridge, starts with lessons that are fun right away.
Get It Here
Download Tricky Bridge (from the Apple Store)