Ancestral Path Tarot (U.S. Games, 1996, sadly OOP), was the second deck I bought myself, after the Radiant Rider Waite (U.S. Games, 2003) which I got when I did an introduction to tarot course. And her Maat Tarot (self-published, 2006) is another amazing, innovative and totally beautiful piece of work (or 78 of them, to be precise). I am also eagerly awaiting the publication of her Journey Into Egypt Tarot, due out in 2013. So, imagine my joy when I discovered that Julie had released an iPhone app of the Maat Tarot!
A nice touch is the fact that you can choose whether or not to work with reversals, negative cards (not sure what exactly that means - Death, the Tower, and the Ten of Swords?), and whether to use all the cards, or a selection from the Majors, Courts and Pips.
Ciro Marchetti's apps, where you can design your own spreads, this is still a pretty comprehensive selection.
Another thing which this app lacks compared to Ciro's apps is the ability to email a reading to yourself or someone else. However, it's understandable that the app creators don't want to give unlimited access to these high res images, given piracy concerns. Less understandable, though, is the fact that, while you can save readings, you can't give them a title or add any notes - a serious failing to my mind. Another minor quibble is that the menus are a little clunky - for example, you often have to press the menu icon to be able to go backwards a page, and then have to press it again to go back again, making the process a little laborious.
There isn't yet a version specific to the iPad available, however the iPhone version works perfectly well on the iPad. In fact, the image resolution is such that they still show up beautifully at twice the size, though the menu text looks a little pixelated.
Overall, I give this app four out of five stars. The images are fabulous, the text is informative and easy to access, the spreads are very useful, and I just adore being able to carry this deck around with me wherever my phone goes. A very reasonable price for a wonderful app, I highly recommend it.