Site BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted

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

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  1. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,375) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I am in St. Louis, MO, using the mobile app. I pulled up the Nearby places map, but I found at least one brewery/pub that does not show on the map:

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/27870

    Not sure why this is the case, but I am reporting it.
     
  2. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,375) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I noticed that the place had an error in the address (North instead of South 8th St.). I changed it, and maybe it will now show on the places map.
     
  3. MikeSwiz

    MikeSwiz Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2013 Maryland

    Thanks Todd, I look forward to the updates.
     
  4. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Sorry. Off topic. I just love the web site and will not use the app because all the random content I come across on the web site actually turns out to be important in broadening my horizons. I stumbled upon the site and have been stumbling around here ever since. Having said that maybe my horizons with continue to broaden and I will have need for the app, so keep up the good work.

    P.S. I stumbled upon this and in all seriousness I have no idea how I got here. Long live randomness!
     
  5. igor

    igor Initiate (156) Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    Whenever I click the link to Forums from the app/mobile site I get an error message that says, "error loading page". Has anyone else had this problem? If I click the link in this thread to the mobile site it works fine.
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,258) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Forums are working fine with BA mobile (and the desktop site) for me.
     
  7. igor

    igor Initiate (156) Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    Thanks Todd. It must be something with my phone then.
     
  8. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I am having the same issue on my iPhone. Been like that for a few days.
     
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,258) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    As we can't replicate the error, feel free to post or email us a screenshot of the error and the exact steps that led to the error.
     
  10. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Trying to access the forums...
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  11. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Forgot to add, I cannot access any forums. I have tried deleting the "app" and reinstalling. Get the same result every time.
     
  12. Greels

    Greels Disciple (353) May 6, 2013 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Is there a way to get to the Top 250 list through the mobile site? I like looking at that list, and I haven't been able to do it.
     
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  13. igor

    igor Initiate (156) Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    That is the exact error that I still get. I have an iPhone 4. When I click the BA badge to go to the mobile site I get into home just fine. When I click on forums that error pops up. All the other links work fine.
     
  14. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

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    I notice that if I type the address into Safari on my phone I have full access.

    It seems I only get the issue if I save the bookmark to my phones desktop. If I try to navigate the app thru the desktop, that's when I get the error. Very wierd.
     
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  15. igor

    igor Initiate (156) Nov 7, 2009 Minnesota

    That works for me too. Just for fun I clicked the link in the first post in this thread from Todd and that works for me too. I agree it's when I click the badge from my desktop that it doesn't work.
     
  16. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (693) Jul 27, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm getting the message "Error Loading Page" when selecting search from the menu. The forums works fine. This has been happening for 3 days now. iPhone 4S

    [​IMG]
     
  17. JohnG190

    JohnG190 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 New York

    This is the error message that I get on my iPhone 5:

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    I delete and reload and it's the same error. Is the problem in my phone?
     
    #257 JohnG190, Jan 9, 2014
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  18. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey


    I don't think it is your phone. I think the people being affected are iPhone users. It may be something within the app. I wonder if anything was changed on the app in the last week or so that may be causing the issue.
     
  19. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (693) Jul 27, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm curious if it had to do with the server move.
     
  20. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,375) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    The BeerAdvocate "app" is not an app. It is a mobile version of the website.

    However, I have also encountered issues on my iPhone 2 weeks ago.
     
  21. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,258) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    It's technically a web app. You'd be surprised at how many popular apps are also web apps; wrapped for distribution in app stores.
     
  22. eclosson22

    eclosson22 Initiate (71) Jan 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Getting same error when trying to view my Inbox on an iPhone 5
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  23. bevoduz

    bevoduz Disciple (395) Oct 29, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    For some reason when I'm sending messages via the mobile site my commas (,) turn into %2C and my question marks (?) turn into %3F. Is this happening to anyone else? It makes message quite hard to understand!
     
  24. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,780) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    That does not shock me as those are the standard escape sequence for those characters.
     
  25. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Crusader (717) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I'm getting the Error Loading Page notification when trying to load Forums. Everything else loads fine.
     
  26. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (607) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I noticed this today as well, it appears every character is being encoded.
     
  27. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I have the same issue with the Question marks%2C and commas when I send messages and post in the forums. Galaxy S3
     
  28. garuda

    garuda Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Pennsylvania

    IPhone 4 here too. I've been having the same issues for about a week now. I also get the error message when I select Search.
     
  29. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,780) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    From the badge added to the home screen%2C I am no longer able to access the application%2Fwebsite as it fails to allow me to login (guessing this might be related to escaping characters%3F). I can access fine from within Safari but the problem exists only when added to the home screen. %0A%0AI'm using an iPhone 4S.
     
  30. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,780) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    And as you can see since I posted from my iPhone, the substitution issue is definitely present.

    Any chance that @Mike could comment on what has changed recently and what can be done (if anything) by users to get it working again?
     
  31. bevoduz

    bevoduz Disciple (395) Oct 29, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Android here, and I feel the mobile site is useless until this is resolved
     
  32. Mike

    Mike Senior Web Developer (827) Nov 17, 2010 New Hampshire
    Staff Subscriber Industry Beer Trader

    Thank you for the reports. I believe this character encoding issue has been resolved. It may take a few moments for the fix to work its way through your browser cache. You may speed up the process by clearing your browser cache manually.
     
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  33. bevoduz

    bevoduz Disciple (395) Oct 29, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Awesome, thanks!
     
  34. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,780) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Looks like it has been addressed in my opinion!!!
     
  35. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,780) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Still have the issue of the invalid login even though the same login works for me on the mobile and full sites from in Safari - failure only when added to home screen.

    Any ideas?
     
  36. ryang1428

    ryang1428 Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2013 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    We need the Top 100 lists!!!

    Also, a 'Last Page' button would be nice for the forums. I don't want to have to use the spinner every time to get to the last page.
     
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  37. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (180) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Still not fixed for iphone. It seems I can get into everything but the Homebrewing forum.
     
  38. Mike

    Mike Senior Web Developer (827) Nov 17, 2010 New Hampshire
    Staff Subscriber Industry Beer Trader

    Thank you for the bug report. This has been fixed.
     
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  39. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,908) Oct 3, 2007 New York
    Subscriber

    Seems set up well but slow..im just glad BABE doesn't automatically direct you to the mobile version right away and are at least perfecting it first. Cheers to that.
     
  40. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,908) Oct 3, 2007 New York
    Subscriber

    Fing auto correct. ..babe should be BA. Although babe doesn't do that either...
     
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