Beer Buddy - Scanner & Ratings App Description & Overview
•• #1 Beer App on App Store ••
••• RateBeer.com's official iPhone App •••
••• Voted to Men's Journal Top Apps of 2012 •••
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."
- Added 3D quick actions for searching and scanning beers.
- Added beer descriptions back.
- Fixed bug where notes button was not visible when logged in to RateBeer.
- Fixed bug where black bars appeared on top and bottom of screen for iPhone 5 users.
- Fixed bug where some users could not log in.
- Fixed bug where recent scans did not work when logged in.
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Well I used to love this app then it was redesigned terribly. There also is no way to export notes and favorites, if you reload the app it's all gone.
By Chemical Consultant
This appworked really good and it was really easy to use. I would scan barcodes of the beers I tasted and then I'd write my own tasting notes. I collected quite a few beers in my file. So I really enjoyed this app. But and here's the problem, when I got a new iPhone the data from the app didn't transfer. I had to start over. But since I didn't want to lose my data again I stopped using it. Too bad it has a critical flaw
Handy 'lil app
By Me lineal
This app works well to keep track of the different brews I've tasted. Also, it's handy to determine if there is a particular variety I should try, or stay away from.
Update 8/13/16: Crashes each time I use it. Would love a bug fix!
Update 3/11/17: THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you! There was an update to the app and now it is MUCH better!!! The appearance has been streamlined and cleaned up. It doesn't lag nearly as bad as it used to. Also, it hasn't crashed as of late. It is now my most important app. There's nothing worse than spending big money on craft beer, trying something new, and it tastes like crap. Now I can use this app better than ever to help me decide if a new beer is something I would like. The one star removed is for not quite having all the brands I've come across, although I realize how difficult it would be to have each and every brand (practically impossible). I'd appreciate the developers to keep updating and expanding the app and library of brands and brews. Overall, I LOVE THIS APP!
Limited beer name database
Cool app. Somewhat limited database of brewery/beer info. Should provide a way for users to add beer brands, amd have others validate.
Not what I wanted
I wanted to rate beers, which this does well - but assumed the My Beers icon in the screenshots meant you could track what beers you have in inventory - nope. Bummer, now don't need this app and need to find another.
Please continue to add with label pics or allow the option to add our own pics.
THIS is what you're looking for.
Great app. Everything I was looking for. The barcode scan option works (so far, which is a while) flawlessly and is a VERY useful tool. I use it all of the time. Great descriptions and info about the beer as well as reviews from educated and experienced beer fans.
(Most important app ever) FINALLY integrated
I couldn't imagine life without this app. More than a buddy, it's a way of life... but it was a frustrating life. Until...
Kudos to you and THANK YOU for FINALLY fully integrating the app and the website. My wish now is that the reviews pulled into the app from the site would show the date the review was created.
Great app, redesign not so great
Great app but redesign is a mess, icons and look are dull, save is a 3.5 floppy? Last I used one was before this app existed! Gone is a sense of continuity and flow, now harder to read with lots of wasted white space.
Love the new streamlined look! Finally get to use appropriately on latest iOS
Previous issues fixed! Thanks for tech supports help!
All my RateBeer.com data is back and app runs great! Cheers!!!
Lost all Ratings & Ticks!!
Liked the app before. After latest update ALL but TWO OF MY BEER RATINGS ARE GONE! This is just unacceptable! App developers certainly should have seen this BEFORE releasing this app!