The $1.99 iPhone app was created by Andrew Hoyer and let’s you track what tiles you’ve played, which tiles are left, and will warn you when there’s only 20 tiles left to be played. It covers the base game, and the following expansions: Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, The Princess & Dragon, The Tower, Abbey and Mayor, The Catapult, King & Scout, and the “GQ11” Mini Expansion.
While lacking some polish, it’s a handy little app for people who like to keep track of this sort of thing. Andrew was kind enough to toss a free copy my way, and I’ve had a chance to putz around with it for a bit. It’s simple and useful, though I think a $0.99 price point would have been a better mark for it.
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Thanks for the review! I’m working on an update for my next release and hope to add some of that “polish” you mentioned.
For anyone who has suggestions or features they’d like to see, please contact me via my website or Twitter @icarc_app and I’ll be happy to add it to my feature request list.
iCarc has now reached version 2.0 and has a ton of improvements. The app provides many more details about available tiles, including the count of the number of tiles that will fit in a specific space considering only the tile edges — very powerful. Also, you’ll find the addition of the “Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars” expansion tiles as well.
We also have iCarc Lite which gives you all the functionality of the full version but with only two expansions on top of the base game.
Both full and lite versions are now universal apps, running on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.