TarotBot Android Tarot Reader
TarotBot is an open source framework for tarot readings on Android devices with switchable card decks and interpretations.
The interface, which re-presents tarot, was designed with the primary goal to only draw from the physical artifacts (the deck of cards) those attributes which are meaningful to the reading: imagery, interpretations, and context. The traditional shuffling, dealing, and arranging of the cards is removed from the process allowing a much more streamlined reading experience to emerge. The experience may lack some traditional elements but conducting readings for one’s self, especially on the go, is far from traditional.
While other tarot apps seek to replicate the experience of tarot cards TarotBot aims to evolve tarot into a new medium.
When tarot is most effective is when one uses intuition to interpret the cards, however interpretations are provided to help anyone unfamiliar with tarot. These are a synthesis of experience and research conducted during development.
Primary research sources include:
The Oracle of the Tarot by Paul Foster Case
Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis
Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning
Sex Magic, Tantra, and Tarot by Christopher Hyatt
The deck included with the free versions is a vintage 1909 deck with artwork by Pamela Coleman Smith