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Comment BeerAdvocate app: What features would you like see?

Discussion in 'Site' started by Todd, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. Didn't read this whole post, but personally I'd like to be able to take a picture mid-post and embed it right then and there.
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  2. JaeTea

    JaeTea Aficionado (125) New Jersey Aug 27, 2010

    Ratings would be enough.

    I just can't stand using the ratebeer app any longer.
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  3. With my trading addiction...location of the nearest UPS/FedEx facility.....
  4. But you don't need their app to tell you that....
  5. After reading a chunk of the thread and the side link about the Kickstarter, I have no further suggestions, but want to state my support. Looking forward to hearing about the pledge levels.
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  6. parris

    parris Savant (300) Massachusetts Jan 18, 2010

    I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHY I WASN'T OFFERED THE JOB OVER THIS MIKE GUY, DO YOU HAVE AN APP FOR THAT?

    J/k, I honestly think just a phone browser compatible version of the site would be sweet. Especially if it logged you in when you opened the app, instead have having to enter the login screen. I believe you're at like 99.9% of my wishes. Thanks for the good work ;)
  7. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (950) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    Can't you just have them look up your profile and see those?
  8. Bills453

    Bills453 Savant (255) Ohio Feb 6, 2007

    If beeradvocate finally had an app, this would make things so much easier for me. An easy way to attach pictures to the review would be fantastic.
  9. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (310) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    Integrated BJCP/World Beer Cup/GABF style guidelines.
  10. hazmat

    hazmat Aficionado (105) New York Jun 23, 2005

    Any update on this?
  11. robinhoover

    robinhoover Disciple (70) Vermont Jan 27, 2011

    A native app will only bring you a world of hurt imho.

    Hopefully for you guys, the new guy Mike has CSS skills equal to his PHP skills, as he'll need them to develop a responsive site. Everything folks want from BA (well...almost everything :) ) is already right here on your server.

    Why not customize the on-screen render to device size. No worries about brand or manufacture, no having to code in two more languages (Objective C and Java), no developer fees to Apple, no approval worries for alcohol related content, no worries about hundreds of different Android implementations and different APKs for different manufacturers, the list goes on..........

    One site to rule them all.
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  12. Abouna

    Abouna Zealot (85) Iowa May 15, 2008

    robinhoover has a point.

    Regardless, I don't care how it gets implemented, but I'd certainly like to check reviews from my Android while out and about without having to pinch and zoom the regular site just to do searches on a beer name.

    A barcode scanner would be nice too!
  13. tomhartnett

    tomhartnett Zealot (90) Missouri Aug 5, 2012

    So, a lot of pages in this thread. Sorry I did not read all posts. But I would like an app that lets you report what beer you are having at a bar... browse nearby bars (with a map view)... see what beers have been reported there... basically crowd-sourcing the beer-lists of bars across the country. I want to be able to search for a specific beer and see nearby bars serving it... as reported by the crowd-sourcing. And of course the app should have the expected beeradvocate functions (ratings, reviews, "hads", etc.)... tied into my website profile.
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  14. pnoland

    pnoland Aspirant (35) Washington Oct 26, 2012

    You can bypass a lot of the pain on native apps by rendering most of the UI in a web view. Fragmentation becomes far less of an issue, as long as the device has a working browser. Two extra codebases obviously isn't ideal, but you're limiting their size with most of the UI being server-rendered.
    But still using a native app lets you code important and performance-critical components in native code. A map that accesses the user's location to show nearby BA-rated locations and their ratings(as mentioned above)is one such example. Other things like camera integration, push notifications, and any sort of local database also need a native app.
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  15. smo

    smo Aficionado (175) New Jersey Apr 11, 2012

    Any word on the mobile app status? I've been using Untappd more and more for the social features, but BA for my cellar/wants/reviews etc... Just wondering, would be nice if the two would merge :)
  16. Something like this would be awesome. For me personally, I'd love to have the option to quickly rate beers 1-5 stars and to add beers I've already tried or want to try to a list. These two things would make the BA App perfect. It's already an amazing site as it is!
  17. I don't know much about websites and apps, but it would be great if you can have a picture file to archive all your beer porn and see what others are drinking and cellaring.
  18. truckmann

    truckmann Aficionado (140) Oklahoma Jan 18, 2009

    Any word on the status of this?
  19. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (945) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member

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