View Full Version : tarot phone apps/free reading sites -- are they accurate?
I have a phone app called Tarot Touche' and have used sites like ifate.com, facade.com, and newagestore.com and was wondering if electronic readings like these sites and app does would be considered as accurate as actually physically having a deck in your hands and dealing cards? Have you used them before?
I've been using facade.com since about 1999.
Very accurate, in my experience. I've used mostly runes and tarot.
I always maintain that there is nothing 'random' about a computer program. Years ago I received a daily reading from someone - which I knew was PC generated - and yes, it was usually spot-on 98% of the time. I will say that a PC-generated reading could still be accurate - the way that reading for someone in absentia could be accurate.
But random? Never! An PC program follows what it is programmed to do. Do cards 'jump' out of an electronic reading? Can you flip the pack over to see the bottom card? Does an electronic reading flip half the deck over when shuffling? All of these things can be done by a human and they affect the randomness of a real deck of cards. An electronic shuffle and a casino shuffle are not the same thing.
It would be relatively easy to add an element of true randomness to an iPhone app by using the accelerometer and getting the user to shake the device. You could also allow the user to select the cards from the shuffled deck to increase randomness.