Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 22nd, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Have you ever had an amazing beer only to forget what it was called later? Beer Pad by Owen Evans is an app that allows users to take pictures of their beer and record information about.
If your beer has already been logged on Beer Pad‘s online database, the information about it will be auto-filled for you. Using the map function you can set the location of where you tried a beer for return trips. Users can also share their favorite beers with their friends Twitter, Facebook, email, or Messages. The beer lists can be sorted by rating, ABV percentage, name, and date added.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 9th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Wine4.Me by Amy Gross, a full-time mom turned startup CEO, is a brand new app to make getting recommendations for wine easy. The app collects all your favorite characteristics of wine such as color, brand, grapes, etc, and will assemble a list of wines that will most likely suit you based on the evaluations of wine experts. As you try wines you can also submit your own rankings to increase your chances of finding that perfect Chardonnay or Gewürztraminer.
Wine4.Me is available for free on the App Store.
* Wine Discovery App
Wine4.Me is a mobile wine discovery app that combines wine experts, patent-pending technology and a proprietary algorithm to offer users wine suggestions based on their individual taste profile.
* Personalized Wine Rankings
Each wine in Wine4.Me’s extensive database is objectively analyzed one by one by wine evaluators and intricately indexed based on dozens of unique characteristics.
* It’s in the Data
Wine4.Me uses a proprietary algorithm to compare each wine’s characteristics with the individual’s taste profile and offer suggestions based on data, not perceived quality, ensuring a higher rate of enjoyment.
* Local Access:
Wine4.Me’s wine selections are widely available at many grocery stores and wine outlets such as Wegmans, Safeway, Albertsons, Kroger, H-E-B, Ralphs, Spec’s, ABC, BevMo and Total Wine as well as many popular restaurants across the United States.
Somewhat similar to Liquid Fare comes DrinkedIn, an app more focused on the drinking experience than meeting new people.
DrinkedIn offers a similar GPS based experience with users able to find bars dependent on their location, however it’s the addition of the bar or pub reviews that make it useful. Much like a Social Networking app, DrinkedIn gives its users the chance to post pictures of them and their friends at a bar or write up a blog entry about it. There’s even the potential for discussion with forums available within the app.
DrinkedIn already has listings of over 150,000 bars across the US, UK, Brazil, China and the rest of the world so there should be something for everyone. Future updates are promised which will include listings and reviews of different types of alcohol.
For those looking for a different kind of drinking experience, DrinkedIn could quickly become an essential app. It’s out now and it’s free.
Just because New Year’s is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an adult beverage every now and again, and the denizens of Chicago now have a delightful new app that provides a fun way to get soused. Drink Deck Chicago provides a deck of 52 “playing cards,” each of which corresponds to a bar in the city with persistent drink specials. Suddenly your night out just got a lot more fun, and you may just end your evening with enough cash left over to pay for those bogus hangover pills (or at least a strong cup of coffee).
Each bar listed in Drink Deck Chicago offers patrons $10 off their tab of over $30 or more, which adds up to $520 in savings. Users can browse though all 52 bars, sort them by location, or even group them by category. So if you’re in the mood for a night out watching games and getting grub then open up the Beer Bar deck, but if you’re looking to impress a lady or simply class it up a bit then take a peek at the Wine Bar set of cards. The bars serviced by the app are spread all around the city and include local hotspots such as Reggie’s Music Joint and The Bluebird.
Of course there are a few drawbacks to this app, not the least of which is the fact that it has a very limited customer base. Unless you live in Chicago or visit regularly you’ll have little use for this app, so unless apps for other cities are released in the future this one has a very limited appeal. Also, the $30 tab is easy to hit if you’re out with friends, but a bit tougher if you’re flying solo. Sure, you can spend $30 on alcohol, but the end result will likely leave you laid out flat or waking up in a strange bed unsure what happened the night before. But hey, for social drinkers in Chi Town this is a pretty decent app that pays for itself after just a couple bar hops.