The most complete implementation of the iChing available on iPhone: a work of love and great patience. The ancient text explains the universe, your faith and fortune can be read by the iChing...
• Chinese fortune telling of Yin & Yang with the well-known 3 coin divination method. You can trow yourself and use the Trigam based lookup tables and the numbered index to all 64 Hexagram texts with moving lines.
• Alternatively you can do it all on the iPhone with a statistically sound simulation: the 3 velocity sensors seed the random generators, similar to casting real coins. This saves a lot of work as the app automatically shows the Primary, Secondary and core hexagram implied by the divination. And only the relevant moving lines are shown.
Several improvements to the casting method and the display of the results were suggested by some users. It is is now possible to see the coins of the 6th cast, so I added the 'Explain' button to jump to the results. The hexagrams are now in line with the way most people use the iChing: the unchanged hexagram, the moving lines and the secondary hexagram, as well as the core hexagram are now shown on a single page.
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Updated for newer iOS versions
Ratings and Reviews
It doesn't tell you the resulting hex? BIG oversight to an otherwise OK program.
Good idea, but flawed
First off, I should say this is a potentially great app for I Ching users/students. The displays are readable and clear, navigation is simple and obvious, and there are some expansions (tetragrams) that are interesting to contemplate. The concept is exactly what I had hoped for, but I have found a few things that require attention.
1: Minor point: the coins do not give me a visual indication if they were head or tail up. Simple fix, brighten up the coins and perhaps make them larger. (As a suggestion for update, consider a way to allow us to work with virtual yarrow stalks as well?)
But the big issue: The red area at the top of the screen tells me that, for example: "Hexagram 38 changes to 10. Six on place 5." I assume this is accurate (remember, I can't see the coins clearly...) But the body of the text of "The Image", then reads - always - "No moving lines for the current hexagram. The following commentary does not apply." And then there is no way to get to hexagram 10 without searching in a differemt part of the app. I don't know if there is a mechanism to display the second figure or not, as I cannot get it to admit there is one.
This is a process, hex 1 is point A, which through the elements of the moving lines (line 5,) changes (The Book of, remember?) into Hex 2, in my example, Hexagram 10. Hopefully this is merely a programming error, not a design limitation.
Please fix this, and make it a 5-star, great app...
Runs fine - no issues. My biggest beef as a student is that I take issue with the coin toss method the author uses. The results appears to be opposite what I would expect. He has the lines superimposed on the coins so it's not a mistaken head tails identification. Example three lines are old yang. Apparently these are used as old yin - the opposite. If you get two lines and one broken - 2 yang 1 yin the result should be young yang but instead it's like he uses the "odd man out" and uses the yin. Other than that I love the suggestion of a log.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.