If you follow @BeerAdvocate on Twitter, you may have read that we're currently working on a BeerAdvocate app. It's true. In fact, here's a sneak peek of the app from today's staff meeting. (left: quickly "Had, Want or Got" a beer; right: Extreme Beer Fest app) We've been getting hit with questions from today's tweets, so here's a quick FAQ. Q: Who's developing it? It's being developed in-house. Q: Will it be released for Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows 8, etc? Yes. We're developing Web apps, allowing us to create a single application that'll work across all major mobile platforms. Q: Do you plan on releasing native apps? Not at this time. Q: Are you creating just an Extreme Beer Fest app? No. We're creating the foundation for all future apps. The first release will be an app for Extreme Beer Fest, which will help us test some core functionality that'll be used in all future app releases. Q: Will the app be free? Yes. Q: What will the app do? Initially, our goal is to provide users an easy way to find, rate/review, track and share the beers and places they experience (all of which already exists on the full website) on their mobile devices. We plan on offering much more as the app develops. Q: When will it be released? The fest portion of the app will be released before Extreme Beer Fest (Feb 8 & 9, 2013). We'll keep everyone posted on future releases/updates. Q: Can I beta test for you? We're currently not accepting beta testers. Q: What happened to Kickstarter? We've opted to show people that we're serious about releasing BA apps before we ask for their monetary support. We'll consider revisiting Kickstarter in Q1 2013. Q: Do you have an API? We're creating an API for the site redesign (used for the app too), but currently it's private. We'll be exploring a public API down the road. Note: This is all currently in development. Features and presentation subject to change; and things will change. We're also painfully aware of the demand for an app, which is why we felt it was high time to let everyone know that we've been listening, we've invested and we're on the path to making it finally happen. Much more to follow ... Cheers for your continued support and patience!