BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    maybe some #hashtags?
  2. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    I already like this alot!! Thanks for your all your hard work. It beats zooming in all the damn time on Chrome.
  3. embarrwesment

    embarrwesment Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    Nice, but i wish the back button would go back to search results after viewing a beer from a search.
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  4. dmbenjamin1415

    dmbenjamin1415 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    On iPhone 5s with iOS 7.0.2.

    I like the web app overall. Small complaints, but they do prevent me from preferring the web app over the site.

    The active search field is very nice. I do think, however, there should be a search button or field at the top at all times; kind of a pain to hit the menu button then hit search.

    How do I read the "Bros" review(s)? Other than manually finding it by going through all the user reviews.

    Needs to be optimized for iOS 7, with the ability to go to the previous page by swiping from the left side of the screen to the right.

    I'd be a very happy customer if those improvements were implemented. Thank you for all the hard work!
  5. Dr_Bahmbay13

    Dr_Bahmbay13 Pooh-Bah (1,605) Mar 10, 2013 Michigan

    can you post a pic or not?
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  6. _--TAD--_

    _--TAD--_ Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

    Just to ask, could we be looking forward to BeerAdvocate in phone Apps for iPhone and Android ?
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  7. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,550) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I believe that is the plan but with it in Beta, they are just providing it as a mobile site until it is ready to go.
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  8. bushycook

    bushycook Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia

    Need it on WindowsPhone.
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  9. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    good stuff...used safari to put a link on the home screen on my iphone. works really well.
  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    It should work, if you visit the mobile URL using a browser on your WindowsPhone.
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  11. cmannes

    cmannes Pundit (943) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Few things I noticed. Maybe mentioned before, maybe not. (ios 7.0.3 iphone 5s)

    1) On a multipage forum post. If the little "page" dropdown happens to align with it being right over the username of who posted a comment. Tapping on the dropdown actually makes the user profile pop up.

    2) The page dropdown only shows so many pages, then the last page. So it sometimes will look like
    1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10. Which just looks odd.
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  12. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    the OCD in me wants similars, food pairings, and glassware listed on the mobile page for the beer...
  13. CaptVideo

    CaptVideo Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Ohio

    While the mobile app works as I would expect, I am hoping for something totally different. Think Yelp or Urban Spoon.

    I want an app that pulls up a map and shows all places near me that are serving craft beer and their ratings. You have the data, is integration into a map possible?
  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    This is planned and we're playing around with mapping now.

    Go to Places and then select Nearby. You'll need to have your GPS or WiFi enabled depending on your phone.
  15. CaptVideo

    CaptVideo Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Ohio

  16. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 Initiate (0) May 27, 2006 Minnesota

    It's not allowing me to send a BM reply on the mobile site. Is anyone else having that problem?
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    It should. I just gave it a test a moment ago. Email us with more info; browser and any other related info that might help us troubleshoot. Thanks.
  18. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 Initiate (0) May 27, 2006 Minnesota

    I was using google chrome on iOS 7 and it still wouldn't allow me to send replies. I switched to Safari and now it's working for me. I would be interested to see if anyone else had the same issue.
  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    Thanks. We'll have @Mike take a look at this.
  20. eclosson22

    eclosson22 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Illinois

    Been enjoying the webapp, however biggest annoyance is not being able to resume whatever I was doing when leaving the app...I'm constantly trying to retrace steps after answering a text or email
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  21. nawset

    nawset Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    Second this observation. Love using it but then the phone rings...
  22. laminam

    laminam Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2013 Washington

    Any plans on letting app devs use this new API? I'd love to integrate BA reviews into my apps.
  23. robinhoover

    robinhoover Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2011 Vermont


    Speculation: at this point the boys are too deeply committed to their jquerymobile effort for this common sense to happen. Kinda sad as the technology and skill sets certainly existed, especially in Boston, long before they were advised this route.

    I'm not an active participant in this community, but it is *the* leading voice in the gi-normous craft beer world and my go-to source (Thanks to everyone!!). Imagine the community's reach had this simple decision been made,
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  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    Speculation indeed, but that's all I can say at this time.
  25. apasternak

    apasternak Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2013 District of Columbia

    Is there any way to sort my Had's by date? I use BA to track all my beers and am mostly more interest in sorting by most recent, not by brewery. Also not having the ratings on the search really hurts it. Overall, it's better than nothing, but I still prefer using the desktop site on my phone, as imperfect as that method is
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  26. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,550) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I recommend just clicking on the "Date" link which may already have a ">" character after it as it is by default sorted by date with the most recent at the top of the list.
  27. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    Awesome App! Would there be any way for the date that each thread was last replied on to be posted with the title of each thread in the forums?
  28. kjyost

    kjyost Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Canada (MB)

    I assume this has been mentioned before, but it would be real nice if my read threads were shared between the &
  29. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I can't wait for this to be ready
  30. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    This is by far the most useful feature for someone with a smartphone. Can't remember how many times I've been in a random area and had to search out threads giving recommendations for stores/bars.
  31. IAmJacksHopTongue

    IAmJacksHopTongue Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Indiana

    I use this for the simplest purpose - checking ratings when I'm shopping so I know what the BA's think before I spend. I don't like that the app re-sets to the home page whenever it is turned off or I use another app. At least having the ability to default to the search page would be great, if not the ability to remember last location for a bit.
  32. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    The biggest thing that keeps me from using the app is I have no idea if someone has replied to a post or if I have gotten an email back, be nice to see a little (1) or something like the facebook app does when I have an email or reply. Sure all of this has been brought up but throwing in my two cents
  33. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Pooh-Bah (1,995) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    I hear what you're saying; I've noticed the same thing. I saved a link to the search page (not the home page) on my home screen so even though I get kicked out right away, I can easily get back to the search page with just one click. It doesn't save where I was, but that's okay. Hope this helps.
  34. JAramini

    JAramini Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2005 New York

    Read through all pages of the thread and didn't see a mention of my biggest problem: I don't see any way to sort reviews. By default I sort " top reviewers" and sometimes click to high or low scores , I rarely want to see most recent as my sorting strategy. Is there any way to sort?

    Also, the blank space in the top menu bar should be the search- 90% of the time when I'm firing up the site on my phone I'm looking up a beer - could easily save a step by making the search box omnipresent in that space.
  35. MaseFace

    MaseFace Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2012 Kentucky

    I've initially tested this out in a smaller browser window (chrome) on my desktop and am quite pleased so far. It's much much faster overall. Very pleased. I'll keep testing on my various devices and let you know what I think after further use. Great job so far and keep up the good work! Cheers :slight_smile:
  36. IAmJacksHopTongue

    IAmJacksHopTongue Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Indiana

    Thanks, that is very helpful.
  37. TurboBrew

    TurboBrew Initiate (0) May 13, 2012 Michigan

    On it now for a few mins, well done so far !
  38. ThirstyMavros

    ThirstyMavros Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Echoing some older comments, the back button would make more sense on the left. More than once I have started a new thread or reply when I just wanted to hit back.
  39. sudsy2drunk

    sudsy2drunk Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2012 Indiana

    works on mine
  40. cherche

    cherche Pooh-Bah (2,378) Mar 27, 2013 Washington
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    Love it. Any chance of syncing with a location type service where it helps you find beers in your area?
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