Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings
By S2 IT Consulting LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
•• #1 Beer App on App Store ••
••• Voted to Men's Journal Top Apps •••
Over 300,000+ beers and millions of user reviews at your fingertips. Browse and rate beers from every brewery, as well as find nearby stores, restaurants and bars all serving and selling beer.
Ever walk into a beer store and want to find out more about a beer? Sitting at a bar and see something intriguing on tap and you want to find out more? Want to see millions of ratings and reviews of you favorite craft beers?
Beer Buddy allows you to use your device's camera to scan UPCs (barcodes) from beer bottles, cans, and cases, to obtain vital information pertaining to that particular beer. Discover history, alcohol content, user reviews, the brewery behind the beer, and much more all from scanning a barcode. If it happens that your beer has not been found via barcode scanning, add it to our vast database or search for it by name.
••RateBeer.com Integration and Reviews••
With Beer Buddy you will be able to actively interact with the web’s most complete beer database at ratebeer.com. With more than 300,000+ beers, and more being added everyday, the ratebeer.com database is at your fingertips. Many beers in the database can now be scanned, found, rated and shared. Users that have a ratebeer.com account will be able to write and post reviews to the website directly from Beer Buddy. Users will also be able to synchronize their ratebeer.com ratings to their device for later offline viewing. All users will have the ability to read reviews from ratebeer.com and see categorical scores for taste, aroma, palate, etc.
“Beer Finder”, innovative enough to be an app by itself has been seamlessly integrated into Beer Buddy. Search for beers by name using Beer Buddys' intuitive auto complete search. You now have the ability to search the top beers in every country, the best seasonal beers, and RateBeer.com’s Top 50 list. Ever wonder what the top beer is in the United States, South Africa or any other country in the world?? Now you have that ability in the palm of your hands.
Beer Buddy allows you to tap into a huge database of restaurants, beverage stores, bars, and breweries that serve your favorite beer. Using Places you can find these spots based on your current location, searching by name, or searching by address. Never go thirsty again!
The “On Tap” feature is a new idea in beer apps that allows you to compose a list of beers you have not yet tried but would like to in the future. Now you can find a beer and add it to a list, read up on it, find beers from the same brewery and get a ton of other information. Beers “On Tap” can be easily transferred to your favorites or tasted list and reviewed.
Beer Buddy will also allow you to make a list of your favorite beers. Your favorites list will give you the ability to rank and rate your beers. With addition of new ales, porters, stouts, ciders, and more your favorites list can seamlessly be edited. Integration with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
"This is by far the most comprehensive beer app out there, and will be your buddy to finding, drinking and rating beer. The app is directly integrated with ratebeer.com so you can read reviews of any beer and locations (retailers, bars, and breweries), as well as provide your own ratings...You can start by either searching for the name of the beer or scanning the barcode. Once you find your beer, you can bookmark it for later via the “On Tap” function."
What's New in Version 4.0.0
- Sync ratings across multiple devices by uploading offline ratings to RateBeer
Used to be easy
This app was WAY better before the update. First, you are forced to have a Rate Beer account in order to use the app. I already had one, but the update logged me out without any way to recover my password. I had to go through a lot of work with the website in order to reset my password and recover access to my ratings. Second, you have to submit a Rate Beer review in order to save your personal beer ratings. That review MUST include a 150+ character written comment! When I'm doing a tasting flight, the last thing I want to do is write up 10 beers so I can remember what I liked and didn't like. If I didn't already have over a hundred reviews store in the app, I would delete. If it remains a pain to use, I may delete it anyway.
Note to developer: make your apps easier, not harder to use.
Went from great to garbage
I used to love this app. Recommended it to all my friends. Then they went and updated. What used to be my own personal tracker now must be integrated with the website with all reviews posted online. That's if you can even get into the app because it always requires you to log in now. Incredibly disappointed that I lost years worth of ratings and my personal comments. I deleted and will find another way to track things. Given the other reviews it would appear that I am not the only customer they're losing over these ridiculous changes
Favorite beer app
I love this app. I don't know why there are so many bad reviews just because you have to signup. Do you rate a movie badly because you have to pay to see it? (And this app is free.) The app does what you'd expect--it gives me info on beers I search for or scan, and it saves my ratings. It does some other stuff, too, but those are the main reasons I like it.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: May 10, 2017
- Version: 4.0.0
- Size: 16.1 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
- Seller: S2 IT Consulting LLC
- © 2017 S2 IT Consulting LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.