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  1. Barcode scanner

    Scan a bottles barcode to search and start reviewing the beer

    59 votes
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      We’d certainly love to use this feature too! The trick is acquiring and correlating enough UPC codes to make the feature worthwhile. Hopefully we can find a source with enough data to cover a good cross-section of the beers in the database, and have citizens like you help us fill in the gaps. We’ll certainly let you know if and when this feature gets included in the apps.

    • Add "Nearest to You" option for beers

      Sometimes you want to taste a specific beer, but do not know where to get it. It would be great if you could search for the beer and push a "Look for it nearby" button that would make suggestions where to get it (restaurant, bar or store).

      28 votes
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      • Add a location finder/GPS to find local breweries

        Have the ability to find breweries via GPS from ones location/ see on a map. I'm sure google maps could help with this.

        27 votes
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        • Add "Find reviewers with similar taste"

          Add the ability to find a citizen that has more than three beers in common reviewed with similar values (+/-5 or 10), indicating similar taste in beer. This way one can see their top rated beers to use as beer suggestion.

          21 votes
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            Sorry for the belated reply to this… in any case, this feature, and many like it, are part of the big plan for all the beer data these reviews are generating. Keep the votes for issues like this coming in, it helps us prioritize! Cheers!

          • 18 votes
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              This feature actually is available on the desktop website, but we agree it would be a useful feature on the mobile web and app verisons… we’ll work on finding an intuitive way to include such functionality.

            • Offer "Draught" or "Bottle" option in review

              Although the same beer, the characteristics can vary slightly. Might just be nice to know the common way the beers are drank and reviewed.

              17 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                This is indeed on our “maybe” list of features. Similarly, we’re considering an optional “vintage” field during a review. We’re just trying to figure out if such (optional) fields are a burden to those that don’t want to use them, or a boon to those that do. Thanks for asking for it, though, that shifts the balance somewhat.

              • Create Beer Cards

                Just like baseball cards but with attributes instead of statistics. Sell them or give some away instead of stickers!

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                  This is definitely an interesting idea. We looked into it a bit, but the pricing of the printing is a bit high for what would be a reasonable print run at this point. We’ll definitely keep the idea on file for the future though, as it sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the input!

                • 16 votes
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                    More location-based features would be cool, and this among them. Is it that you want to search the state (or more specific location) you’re in, or do you want to see what’s available in other locations? Just trying to prioritize things… shoot us an email or leave a comment here if you’d like to discuss further.

                  • location search

                    After tasting a beer say from a vacation. Add a searchable data base to see if its available to home location.

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                      Finding availability of a particular beer based on location is a tough nut to crack, but we’re trying to figure it out. Finding brewery locations in your area would be one thing, but figuring out which breweries actually distribute beers to your area is extraordinarily complicated. Some breweries only distribute locally, some throughout their home state, and others to some or all states outside their own, but we’re not yet sure how to gather or stay on top of this data. It’s certainly a feature we’d LOVE to add though, so we’ll keep trying to solve this one.

                    • Ability to scan bar codes

                      Your format and layout I believe top Pintley (which is still a solid app). Still a little slow and glitchy... But so far so good. Love how you can import own pics! The thing Ratebeer app has going for it is the scan bar code feature. Doesn't work all the time, but is nice to have. This is the one want from me... Anything else is a bonus. Nice job!

                      13 votes
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                        Thanks for the feedback! A barcode scanner would indeed be awesome, and is on our wish list. There are some technical issues we’ll need to work out to make it happen, but it’s on the roadmap. That said, there are some other cool toys that we’ll be focusing on first, which we think you’ll dig. Glad you like the app, keep the feedback coming, and cheers!

                      • Allow choice to edit existing note or add new one

                        Sometimes when you update a review, you want to edit your previous tasting notes. Perhaps you forgot something, or made a typo. It would be nice to have the option to choose between editing the existing note or adding a new one.

                        12 votes
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                          This is on the docket for us… we want each review to be a new opportunity to add a tasting note, since undoubtedly the context is new, but we definitely understand the need to edit existing tasting notes as well. We’ll work on this as soon as we can. P.S. Thanks for sending in all those awesome beer/brewery corrections, Tamir!

                        • Add a "buy it here" feature

                          Allow reviewers to identify local beer shops where they purchased the beer. That would allow those of us in smaller markets to identify how far we might have to travel to find a product.

                          10 votes
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                            Hopefully one day we’ll be able do this, but coming up with data for which beers are available at which bar/retailer is a monumental task. Hopefully one day we can sort that out, but for now, we’re focusing on building new features using data from review like yours (which are great, by the way). Sorry for taking so long to officially reply to this, by the way, it slipped through the cracks ;)

                          • 10 votes
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                            • Having my reviews up front. Not buried deep into the website.

                              I am looking for an application where I can remember what beers I tried and how I liked them. This site seems to be able to do that but concentrates too much on sharing the information instead of presenting it. What I would like is to go onto the website and the first thing I see is my reviews. At the moment, I open the website and I have a lot of social information i am not interested in. I click on my profile. Yet again more social information. Finally, I have to click on my reviews to get to…

                              10 votes
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                              • Provide a way to contact other reviewers/ followers.

                                I recently discovered that one of my followers is from my hometown, approximately 1500 miles from my current location. It would be great if there was a way to contact other members.

                                9 votes
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                                • 8 votes
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                                  • Show Cooler/Wishlist/Reviewed icon on brewery's list of beers

                                    While shopping, I often use the app to check if I've tried something already, or if it's on my wishlist. It currently is a hassle and involves to many clicks to do this. If I could just find the brewery, view their list of beer (without having to browse several pages) and have icons that tell me if it's already in my (C)ooler, on my (W)ishlist or if I've already (R)eviewed it, that would make shopping a lot faster and convenient.

                                    There's plenty of room on my phone for small icons, so you could even have inactive/greyed out ones showing…

                                    8 votes
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                                    • How about a "Share" feature in the app that lets you tell others about the app?

                                      I have friends who would dig this idea, but they're not exactly the type who would remember the name of an app after 10 minutes. Sending them an invitation from the app would be a much better way to get them to take a look.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • 8 votes
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                                        • Allow Search options based on Mouthfeel, Taste, Traits, etc

                                          With such a vast array of choices within each style, let alone across styles, adding the ability to search for beers based off specific traits found in reviews would be supremely helpful.

                                          PS - I love this app! Tested many and found this to be best with the most detailed information.

                                          8 votes
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