BeerAdvocate app: What features would you like see?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. JaeTea

    JaeTea Initiate (159) Aug 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Ratings would be enough.

    I just can't stand using the ratebeer app any longer.
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  2. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (811) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    With my trading addiction...location of the nearest UPS/FedEx facility.....
  3. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    But you don't need their app to tell you that....
  4. smalenberg

    smalenberg Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Michigan

    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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  5. parris

    parris Zealot (528) Jan 18, 2010 Massachusetts
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    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 :wink:
  6. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,902) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Premium Member Beer Trader

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

    Bills453 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2007 Ohio

    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.
  8. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (99) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

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

    hazmat Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2005 New York

    Any update on this?
  10. robinhoover

    robinhoover Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2011 Vermont

    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 :slight_smile: ) 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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  11. Abouna

    Abouna Initiate (0) May 15, 2008 Iowa

    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!
  12. tomhartnett

    tomhartnett Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Missouri

    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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  13. pnoland

    pnoland Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2012 Washington
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    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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  14. smo

    smo Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    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 :slight_smile:
  15. BigGingDrinker

    BigGingDrinker Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2012 North Carolina

    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!
  16. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    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.
  17. truckmann

    truckmann Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2009 Oklahoma

    Any word on the status of this?
  18. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,586) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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