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  1. 1 vote
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      Hi, thanks for reaching out. Where exactly are you having trouble with data entry? Adding a beer or brewery? Editing your profile? Also, please let us know your OS/phone/platform, and hopefully we can figure it out. Cheers!

    • Add sharing options and make easy to find friends.

      I can't find a way to search by username for my friend. I don't have it hooked up to Facebook yet but friend suggestions would be nice too if they're not already there. And a share button on a beer if you want to share a beer with a specific friend that will notify them.

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        Hi! You can search for your friend by username or display name from the top search bar on the website, or from the home page search on the mobile app(s). When you search there, you’ll see results matching beers, breweries, and citizens. We hope this helps you find your friends.

        For sharing beers, you can currently share beers on Facebook or Twitter. On the website, you’ll see the buttons near the top right of a beer profile page. On the mobile apps, you can click the starburst with the + sign at the top right of the beer profile screen to get to the sharing tools.

        As for what the future holds, we definitely plan to expand the social side of things. Friend suggestions and in-app messaging/sharing are great ideas, and on our radar.

        Please keep any suggestions and questions coming, and thanks for using Beer Citizen. Cheers!

      • Add a definition of "homebrew" and "homebrew brewery" (in french).

        It seems that some good citizens (especially a few from from Quebec) could use this. :)

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          Thanks for the heads up! The brewery (and beer) in question has been updated to reflect that, while “micro”, it is decidedly not a home brewery. We’ll work on clarifying that in future site/app updates.

        • Add a forum to trade beers and rate users who participate

          Add a forum to discuss new beers, breweries, and maybe trade beers and rate users who participate..

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            We trade beers fairly often around here, and certainly see the potential for this. We have a lot we’re working on involving the review data that’s coming in, but this feature is something we’ll consider on the longer-term roadmap. Cheers!

          • 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!

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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!

            • From the beer in your cooler suggest other beers that have similar characteristics to try

              As you add beers to your cooler the program looks for other beer that are similar to suggest you try. I know when I am away from home it is sometimes hard to pick a local beer that I like.

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                We’ve gotten to the point where there’s enough beer review data to start offering suggestions! Today we launched a new version of the iOS/Android apps and updated the site with a new similar beers finder. Now, when you look at a beer’s profile, you can click the Similar button. If there’s enough review data to pull from, the app will recommend other beers similar to that one that you may enjoy. Hope it helps you discover some great new beers. Cheers!

              • Labels for images

                Love the app! Get better images of beer labels. It's hard to see some of the photos people submit... It will make it easier to identify beers and make the site more homogenous :) Cheers!

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                  We certainly wish there was a way to do this quickly, but it’s a manual process, and a big undertaking for several thousand beers. As more citizens add photos for any given beer (which can be zoomed in on for clarity), it’s easier to see more details from more angles, see changes in label art that happen with brand redesigns, and more easily recognize the bottle itself, which is sometimes a distinguishing factor. All that said, we’re adding more and more label art whenever we find the time, ’cause we like it too. Cheers!

                • 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.

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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 ;)

                  • Integration of Foursquare check-in

                    I like the ability to track the pubs I have been too through Foursquare as well. Otherwise fantastic app. I have official jumped from Beerby.

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                    • 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.

                      • Ability to review/check into a beer event

                        My name is Scott Bellisario (username: ufallome / Scotty B). I'm a huge craft beer lover and user of your app/site. I'm also in social media and I'm working with the organizer of Sacramento Beer Week on their 4th annual event for 2013 (2/22/13-3/3/13). You can check out their website (which we are going to redesign for them) here: http://sacramentobeerweek.com .

                        I'm interested in the ability for users to 'check in' & review this great week long beer event in California's Capitol City.

                        Next year being the 5th anniversary, we would like to get people used to using your app/site…

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                        • 5 votes
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                            Not many breweries provide this information, so we’re focusing on the more common stats (SBV, OG, SRM, FG), but we’ll look into it, and if the information is available for enough beers, we’ll certainly consider adding a field for it. Thanks!

                          • Shelftags

                            Similar to RateBeer's selftags - I think it would be awesome if distributors or beer managers at retail locations could utilize the information on Beer Citizen to help customers, especially new, get a grasp of what they're buying.

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                              We have some plans in the work for thins like this. It’s probably not our immediate priority (other new site features are taking the front seat, now that the iOS/Android apps are done), but we definitely want to start applying beer data in applications like this. Thanks!

                            • Rating

                              Need to clarify some ratings such as clearness and watery. Can't decide to rate something high or low if it looks like water with yellow food coloring.

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                              • when adding a beer on the mobile site, put the US at the top of the county list.

                                Since most craft breweries, and I'm assuming users, reside in the United States, it only makes sense to give it easy access.

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                                  We can see how this would save time, and just need to sort out a couple implementation quirks. For example, there are a handful of other countries that get picked often when adding breweries (Belgium and Germany come to mind) so it’s a matter of how popular a country should be to be in the short list at the top of the menu… maybe a top 5 or something. We hope to figure this out soon, as making things easy is a top goal for us.

                                • Implement a reward system for participation

                                  Sure it seems typical of systems like this to implement some sort of reward system for lets say reviewing XX number of beers, but psychologically it works. Someone who's reviewed 300 beers as opposed to 600 has no incentive except for the love of this particular site to keep pushing forward. Maybe 5, 10 or 15 different badges, titles, levels just something to distinguish members. I believe I saw earlier an actual t-shirt prize giveaway which is epic, so good on ideas like that.

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                                  • More sortable columns in beer browser

                                    More sortable columns at some point to use while browsing for beers would be helpful. Like number of reviews or rating.

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                                      Definitely! This is on the list of many ways we want citizens to be able to discover beers by interacting with data. We’re waiting on a critical mass of review data to make the feature worthwhile, and we’re getting closer with each review!

                                    • Create a method for crediting all breweries involved in a collaboration brew.

                                      Pretty self-explanatory; it would be nice if we could add multiple breweries as being involved on a beer.

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                                        Yes! Currently, we’re trying to keep collaboration brews entered under the brewery that actually provided the location for the brew. Some (e.g. Saison du Buff) are brewed at multiple locations and therefore warrant multiple entries. For most beers, though, we plan to give visiting brewer(s) credit by having “alias” beer listings, acting as cross references. This is on our to-do list for after we get the first mobile version launched. Cheers!

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