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Title: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: duncan on August 24, 2016, 10:32:35 AM
The AHA is very excited to unveil the Brew Guru mobile app. It's a great tool for any beer drinker and homebrewer, and has added benefits for the AHA member.

Check it out here (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/introducing-brew-guru-mobile-app/), and let us know what you think!
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: denny on August 24, 2016, 11:57:52 AM
It's very cool, even if ya stole my company name!  ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: EnkAMania on August 24, 2016, 12:27:41 PM
Found a couple of breweries near work that I hadn't heard of.  The app is very user friendly, so far no complaints
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: wv_brewer on August 24, 2016, 05:49:39 PM
I was hoping for a lot more.  Thought I would be able to access the recipe database and also the nhc seminars.  Am I doing it wrong?


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Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: Stevie on August 24, 2016, 06:06:09 PM
I have found some errors in the map. A method to report these would be good.

From a user experience, it is a bit confusing to get to the map. The menu lists it as member deals, by the map also show breweries and pubs.

Overall I am happy to replace my home screen AHA member deals bookmark with the app.
Title: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: alestateyall on August 24, 2016, 06:39:59 PM
The app lists 3 companies  with discounts in Huntsville. I went to one (Mellow Mushroom) the day before this app came out and they said they no longer give the AHA discount. They still had an AHA sticker on the front door.

Another offers 5% off homebrew supplies but stopped selling homebrew supplies a few months ago.

That's not a complaint about the app. It's nice.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 24, 2016, 07:15:56 PM
There are a lot of data in the app's map function. Those data were pulled from a BA database I'm sure. Often I see the main office or production facility listed, but if you ask for directions, it takes you to the pub or tap room - but not always.

I was told to send issue to info@brewersassociation.org so that those can be captured.

I think the app is pretty slick and look forward to using it on a road trip.
Title: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: Stevie on August 24, 2016, 07:50:51 PM
There are a lot of data in the app's map function. Those data were pulled from a BA database I'm sure. Often I see the main office or production facility listed, but if you ask for directions, it takes you to the pub or tap room - but not always.

I was told to send issue to info@brewersassociation.org so that those can be captured.

I think the app is pretty slick and look forward to using it on a road trip.
One error I found shows a location that is about 8 miles south of the real place. Another is a brewery that closed way back.

App seems good, needs some improvements.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: rozy19 on August 26, 2016, 05:31:04 AM
I love the app logo. Any chance there's a t-shirt available with just this logo?
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: garyg on August 30, 2016, 03:59:37 PM
I love the app logo. Any chance there's a t-shirt available with just this logo?

We love the logo, too!  Yes indeed, there is a t-shirt with the logo on it that will be featured in the newly redesigned AHA store which will launch within a few days.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: billpierce on August 30, 2016, 07:44:18 PM
When I try to install the app, I get a message that's it's not available for my device, specifically for the country my device is registered in (Canada).

Before I launch into a long screed about too many Americans (I'm also a native US citizen) regarding us Canadians as being behind the Maple Leaf Curtain in Canuckistan, let me ask why the app should care what country I'm in.  I happen to be an AHA member living less than an hour from the US border.  I'd like access to the app to know what benefits I'm entitled to on frequent US trips.

I feel a little like I'm looking at a party across the street which I'm not allowed to attend.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: garyg on August 30, 2016, 07:50:36 PM
When I try to install the app, I get a message that's it's not available for my device, specifically for the country my device is registered in (Canada).

Before I launch into a long screed about too many Americans (I'm also a native US citizen) regarding us Canadians as being behind the Maple Leaf Curtain in Canuckistan, let me ask why the app should care what country I'm in.  I happen to be an AHA member living less than an hour from the US border.  I'd like access to the app to know what benefits I'm entitled to on frequent US trips.

I feel a little like I'm looking at a party across the street which I'm not allowed to attend.

There's no intention to leave out our members from beyond the U.S. border.  There's a technical issue with the country field in the app that is being resolved in a later edition.  Once that's fixed the app will be available every where. 
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: albionwood on September 12, 2016, 09:02:40 AM
Tried to get the app this morning but all the links to it are broken.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: garyg on September 12, 2016, 09:19:55 AM
Tried to get the app this morning but all the links to it are broken.

Try this link: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/brew-guru/ (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/brew-guru/)
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: albionwood on September 12, 2016, 02:25:56 PM
OK, that worked.  The link on the mobile homepage still generates an XML error.

Try this link: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/brew-guru/ (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/brew-guru/)
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Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: Hercher on November 05, 2016, 10:45:40 AM
Is there any chance the brew guru (and other AHA apps) will be available for Windows phones?
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: bboy9000 on November 06, 2016, 08:51:06 AM
Is there any chance the brew guru (and other AHA apps) will be available for Windows phones?
They still make those?  I think I read somewhere Microsoft decided to stop.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: garyg on November 09, 2016, 12:31:25 PM
Is there any chance the brew guru (and other AHA apps) will be available for Windows phones?

Not in the short term.

We were able to build an app on a platform that will work with both Apple and Android devices, but to get it to work on Windows phones as well would require a completely separate app be built, which is cost prohibitive for us.  To maximize the resources we have, we built an app that will work on the most popular smart phone platforms. 

We will continue to monitor usage of Windows phones, and possibly build a Windows version of Brew Guru in the future.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: shoebrew on November 16, 2016, 11:01:37 PM
The BrewGuru App is great for a 1.0 app. I've found an interesting bug, but haven't found a place to report it, so hopefully, the devs read this forum!

I am a regular at Heretic BC in Fairfield, CA. The Brew Guru app notifies me 5 minutes after I LEAVE Heretic that "You are near Heretic Brewing Company" and that there are AHA discounts there. Luckily, they all know me and I get my AHA discount anyway, but it's funny that it does not recognize that I am actually AT the brewery while I am there. I don't think it is the GPS on my iPhone because it is accurate in all the other apps.

Keep working on it! Great start!

Cheers!

ShoeBrew
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: icameron on January 05, 2017, 04:42:47 PM
Great app for a first version.  Best logo too!  The alerts that you're near a brewery need some fine tuning.  I work within a few blocks of a couple of them but randomly throughout my day the phone notifies me that I'm nearby one of them.  I had to disable the notifications because it was getting out of hand.

Also when I tried renewing membership through the app it rejected my credit card.  Same card worked fine on the website. keep up the good work
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: bboy9000 on January 05, 2017, 05:36:26 PM
I finally deleted Brew Guru today.  It still shows my membership as being expired.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: duncan on January 06, 2017, 09:00:52 AM
Great app for a first version.  Best logo too!  The alerts that you're near a brewery need some fine tuning.  I work within a few blocks of a couple of them but randomly throughout my day the phone notifies me that I'm nearby one of them.  I had to disable the notifications because it was getting out of hand.

Also when I tried renewing membership through the app it rejected my credit card.  Same card worked fine on the website. keep up the good work

Thanks for the feedback! Tuning in the frequency and location at which you are notified of a nearby AHA Member Deal is definitely something we have been looking into.

The Credit Card issue is interesting, though. I will be sure to pass that along to our Web/IT folks to look into the issue. If you recall when you tried to do this transaction, that could be helpful.

Also, if anyone runs into any other issues or has feedback, you can send it to info@brewersassociation.org or directly to me at duncan@brewersassociation.org.

Thanks for using and enjoying Brew Guru!

-Duncan
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: duncan on January 06, 2017, 09:05:29 AM
I finally deleted Brew Guru today.  It still shows my membership as being expired.

Hey bboy9000-

I just searched our AHA Member database with the email associated with your Forum name and didn't see any records. If you want to send me your full name, city/state and current AHA Member number, I can look into it. duncan@brewersassociation.org

-Duncan
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: bboy9000 on January 10, 2017, 09:47:27 PM
Thanks Duncan.  I just sent you an email.
Title: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: Stevie on January 13, 2017, 05:18:37 PM
Timeline on adding directories? While deals are nice, I'd like to find shops when I'm out and about. Clubs would be good too.

Edit. Found what I needed. It was under deals. Maybe that option should be renamed.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: bboy9000 on January 14, 2017, 06:57:33 PM
I downloaded the app again to find that my membership is now showing up as active.  Thanks again Duncan.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: homoeccentricus on January 17, 2017, 10:10:43 AM
I can now get the app here in Belgium, which is nice. But the number of locations is still very limited.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: duncan on January 19, 2017, 11:52:31 AM
Timeline on adding directories? While deals are nice, I'd like to find shops when I'm out and about. Clubs would be good too.

Edit. Found what I needed. It was under deals. Maybe that option should be renamed.

Great feedback. Thanks Stevie!
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: Jkrehbielp on January 31, 2017, 04:01:54 PM
Cool app. Seems to work well, but I have one suggestion.

Is there any way to get the code for member deals at mail order companies that offer discounts? First, the only way I can see if a company offers deals is to look up their address and find them on the map, second one I see that they offer a discount on map order I can't find the offer code.

Am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: arne487 on March 21, 2017, 07:42:29 PM
I would love to be able to use the app, but it crashes almost every time I try to open it. When it works it's great. The error is "The connection to the server was unsuccessful. (file:///android_asset/www/index.html)"
Android 6.0.1 on a Samsung Galaxy Amp 2
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: funkjustice on March 26, 2017, 06:19:12 AM
I like this app but have a few questions/items of feedback:

I'm a paid member and I'm logged in, but the homepage still says "your trail membership has expired". Not the worst thing but kind of annoying to see every time a launch the app.

Also, the access to articles is janky to me. Why have it limited to collections only?  How come we cannot access the whole database of articles?  Right now the website is the way to go for articles but it would be great to have access on the app. Plus a search feature would be a welcome addition too.

Cheers
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: ethinson on March 28, 2017, 05:02:21 AM
The BrewGuru App is great for a 1.0 app. I've found an interesting bug, but haven't found a place to report it, so hopefully, the devs read this forum!

I am a regular at Heretic BC in Fairfield, CA. The Brew Guru app notifies me 5 minutes after I LEAVE Heretic that "You are near Heretic Brewing Company" and that there are AHA discounts there. Luckily, they all know me and I get my AHA discount anyway, but it's funny that it does not recognize that I am actually AT the brewery while I am there. I don't think it is the GPS on my iPhone because it is accurate in all the other apps.

Keep working on it! Great start!

Cheers!

ShoeBrew

I don't know if it could be related, but I notice this all the time with facebook and it will be very slow to up date.  I'll get home and then "It looks like you're at Portland Brewing Company" Well... no... I was an hour ago....

I downloaded the app while I was visiting Denver but I could never get it to load.  I have an older phone (only a couple years though) and some newer apps don't run very well, so it's probably a problem on my end.  Just for reference though, EVERYWHERE in Denver has an AHA discount.  Just ask.   A couple places as high as 20%, but most often it was 10% with a handful 15%. 
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: skidmark on April 03, 2017, 06:56:38 PM
I've been using this app for some time now, and I'd like to offer some observations:

1)   It's reeeally slooow to load - I see a blank white screen long enough to trigger a WTH? response before the parade of beer glasses even begins to cycle.

B)   Before I can get to actually do anything with the app, it says, "We're Unable to Access Your Location".  Why do you need my location if I just want to read an article?

III)  If I do tap, "Go to Map" from that screen, I get a screen saying "Location Services Unavailable" with a "Continue to Map" button.  Why can't I just go directly to the map?  This make trip planning a genuine PITA.

00000100)   If I tap on a push notification, it starts this whole dance over again, rather than taking me directly to whatever the notification was about in the first place.  By the time I can get to anything, I've forgotten what the notification was about.

Five)   Did I mention that it's reeealy slooow?

I understand that this is v1.0.5, and I didn't want to air this out on the Play Store, but these things need to be addressed.

Mark in Kalamazoo
Moto X Pure Edition 64GB on Marshmallow.
Title: Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
Post by: PharmBrewer on April 17, 2017, 06:51:11 AM
Thanks for this app.  I, finally, may remember to use AHA discounts!  :)