Coming soon to the App Store and Google Play: Beers by BeerAdvocate

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Premium members were given a heads up early last month and we just dropped this on social media. Look for more info soon.

    Until then...Happy New Year!
     
  2. EricRub

    EricRub Initiate (46) Dec 16, 2018 Texas
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    I didnt have the app before. Will this be similar to untapped or completly different?
     
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  3. eppCOS

    eppCOS Crusader (768) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    I look forward to this; hopefully a way, too, to automate photo uploads or drag and drop for picture inclusion on our various threads here in BA. Nicely done!
     
  4. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,223) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Why would they bother only emulating their competitor?
     
  5. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Disciple (322) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    My initial reaction was that it was a podcast discussing beer, and I thought, how cool, I can listen on the treadmill for an hour and then enjoy a cold one afterwards.
     
  6. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,491) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Looking forward to trying it out.
     
  7. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,076) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    I'll definitely give it a try. Looking forward to it.
     
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  8. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,713) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I’m looking forward to this
     
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  9. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Meyvn (1,074) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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  10. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (688) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Yes I look forward to trying it as well!
     
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  11. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,491) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    This would be awesome
     
  12. yucaipa_hophead

    yucaipa_hophead Initiate (66) Oct 18, 2016 California
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    This is great news! I sure hope that the trading forums are part of the app and that we get a notification when we receive a message because right now, trying to do a trade when one or both parties don't log on regularly is painfully slow.
     
  13. chrismattlin

    chrismattlin Defender (668) May 10, 2014 Ohio

    How can anyone "look forward to this" when nobody knows what it is?

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for more information.
     
  14. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,177) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Looking forward to it.
     
  15. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (3,213) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Will there be an iPad app or only for iPhone?
     
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  16. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,705) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Is it an app?

    The site has been configured to be mobile-friendly as is, why would we need an app? I hope it's a new thing.
     
  17. duckman883

    duckman883 Initiate (30) Jan 3, 2019 Michigan

    Game on!
     
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  18. EricRub

    EricRub Initiate (46) Dec 16, 2018 Texas
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    Thats why I asked that question...
     
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  19. EricRub

    EricRub Initiate (46) Dec 16, 2018 Texas
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    This is very true!
     
  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Completely different, because we are.
    The app will support image handling, but not the forums.
    We haven't ruled out a podcast. It's something @Keene and I have been discussing for a while now, but we've got a bunch of other projects that we need to tackle first.
    The forums and trading will not be a part of this app.
    The initial release will support Android phones via Google Play and iPhone via the App Store.
    Obviously (see the embedded Instagram post; App Store, Google Play, #app, etc, etc., etc.).

    Much more to follow...
     
  21. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (172) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    :open_mouth::smirk:
     
  22. EricRub

    EricRub Initiate (46) Dec 16, 2018 Texas
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    Yeah but Im sure communication(direct messaging) will b part of the app...
     
  23. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (172) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    And don't forget about memes :wink:
     
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  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Conversations is part of the forum.
     
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  25. rodbeermunch

    rodbeermunch Poo-Bah (4,447) Nov 26, 2015 Nevada
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    Isn't that what most businesses, including breweries do to a certain degree?

    Or is there a diverse bunch of rauchbiers and doppelbocks being sold onsite in 4 pack cans at the same clip as ipas? And certainly proprietary hops like Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy . . . you see Perle, Glacier and Mt Hood hops just as often in ipas because nobody ever emulates their competitors. . . ?

    Chevy/Ford Android/Iphone Coke/Pepsi Tesla/Edison. . .
     
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  26. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (682) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Since I pretty much only use the forums here I guess this app will not be used by me.

    I use the site in my phone and have zero issues

    Enjoy
     
  27. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    And that's OK. This app isn't meant to be for everyone.

    Our previous app tried to emulate the website and include functionality for all users, which was one of its biggest problems.
     
  28. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,076) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Well, I suppose BA and Untapped are competitors in the general sense, kind of like Yelp and serious restaurant reviews.

    If you want beer ratings from the giggly newly-minted 21 year olds on up, fine, use Untapped.

    If you want articles, reviews, and discussions from people who take beer a bit more seriously, that's BA. At least, that is how I see it.

    I never pay one bit of attention to a beer's "rating" on Untapped, since it is generally a collection of vacuous numbers pretending to be knowledgeable in aggregate.
     
  29. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,223) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Not successful ones. A business whose goal is to only be as good as their competitors is dooming themselves to failure, or at least only evenly splitting the marketplace with their peers. To really succeed, a business must strive to exceed their peers so as to take their customers.
     
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  30. joaopmgoncalves

    joaopmgoncalves Meyvn (1,452) Dec 17, 2012 Portugal
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    I believe you've already thought about it but it'd be cool for the Premium Members to access a private beta for the app before everyone else.

    I used the previous app but it was mainly just a web wrapper for the current responsiveness of BA. Yet, if this is "totally different", I'm really excited to know what it is. Even if it is just a way to quickly rate a beer (and add a new one in case it doesn't exist) is cool already.
     
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  31. nicholas2121

    nicholas2121 Meyvn (1,430) Sep 29, 2008 Ohio

    Sounds interesting, looking to try it out
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,633) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yep. As posted elsewhere, Premium members will be invited to test it out first.
     
  33. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,491) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Dang yo
     
  34. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,223) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    How well do the trading pages work through the web on your phone? If that works, it should still since I presume they won't kill mobile web access.
     
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  35. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,491) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Well. I almost exclusively participate/contribute here on my phone. I was just excited about the app.
     
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  36. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,223) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Can't imagine doing forum postings mostly on my phone. I do some mobile, but it is frustratingly clunky using a small screen and pop-up keyboard, therefore much slower than on my laptop.
     
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  37. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,491) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I’ve been doing it on my phone for so long I’ve gotten used to it. It actually feels weird sometimes for me to come here on my laptop.

    You should try writing lengthy reviews on your phone :wink:
     
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  38. JN1

    JN1 Disciple (306) Mar 11, 2014 California
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    Podcast would be dope! Todd?
     
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  39. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Crusader (770) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri
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    Awesome!!!!!!!
     
  40. PakkyT

    PakkyT Initiate (26) Jan 22, 2019 Massachusetts

    Translation.....

    You kids get off my lawn! [shaking fist in the air]