Donkey Tracker: HUD for Live Poker.
A Poker Tracker and Holdem Manager style HUD for the iPhone.
This application will create a simple heads-up display for use at live poker tables. It will display VPIP and PFR and a hand count, so you'll be able to see the basic stats for each player at the table using about three button clicks per hand. Since we are only playing about 20 hands per hour this is fairly easy to do.
If you guys have any suggestions, let me know, I am looking to improve this as much as possible to make it an easy to use and powerful tool for live poker tracking.
Previously, I didn't realize how many extra hands I was playing because I was bored, and my stats were way higher than I thought, as were the HUD numbers for other players.
I have played over two million hands online and ~3,000 hours of live poker and I was unable to accurately determine stats without tracking. Other winning players were also unable to accurately guess VPIP or PFR and were surprised by the true numbers.
I have used this app for many sessions and entering the data is no problem at NL, I have not tried it for limit poker but It shouldn't really be a problem; some NL tables are often 8 or 9 people to the flop.
If you are concerned about t ourists they don't notice or care; they are just having fun and 80% of the table is messing around with a smart phone between hands so it's not really a problem for them.
In the past, some wanted to keep online games free of tracking technology, but players enjoy the trackers and find them to be profitable, useful, and worth the set-up and expense. Why should live games be any different?