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General Category => Zymurgy => Topic started by: Kevin on November 02, 2020, 09:39:09 pm

Title: App not available
Post by: Kevin on November 02, 2020, 09:39:09 pm
The latest edition of Zymurgy on my iPhone would not load so I deleted the app with the intention of reinstalling it to see if that would fix it. But now I cannot find the Zymurgy app at all at the App Store. When I use a link to the Zymurgy Magazine app I get a message that the app is not available in my country. What gives? I checked my Apple ID settings and the country is correctly set.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Kevin on November 06, 2020, 02:42:57 am
Has anyone else run into this not available in your country issue when trying to link to the Zymurgy app?
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Slowbrew on November 06, 2020, 12:13:21 pm
Has anyone else run into this not available in your country issue when trying to link to the Zymurgy app?

I'm pretty sure the most recent Zymurgy magazine had an announcement that the app had been discontinued and is no longer available for download from the app stores.  It indicated the content was available in PDF on the site.

Paul
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Kevin on November 06, 2020, 02:03:59 pm
well that sucks. No reason to renew if that's the case. ...And they still have a link to the app on the site so wtf??
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: duncan on November 06, 2020, 04:18:38 pm
Has anyone else run into this not available in your country issue when trying to link to the Zymurgy app?

I'm pretty sure the most recent Zymurgy magazine had an announcement that the app had been discontinued and is no longer available for download from the app stores.  It indicated the content was available in PDF on the site.

Paul

Hey there-

Our Walsworth platform that folks have used for accessing digital issues on their computer has undergone updates to make it a mobile-friendly e-reader. While the interface is slightly different than the Zymurgy app, you still have access to all the same issues. A bonus of this platform is you will also have the option for a plain-text reader which is a great new feature if you're not a fan of the pinching and zooming of the PDF version.

Also, as Paul mentioned, you will have the option to download PDFs of any issues so you can access them when you don't have internet access!

To access this e-reader for the current issue (Nov/Dec 2020), click on the green "read online" button on this page (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/zymurgy-magazine/november-december-2020/). Once in the e-reader, you will have access to the "archive" which has all the issues through 2000. [Note: we are still in the process of getting all issues through 2000 on this page (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/zymurgy-magazine/). This should be completed by the end of November, but rest assured you still have access to all issues through 2000 via the e-reader archive]

Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any issues or questions! info@brewersassociation.org

Cheers,
Duncan

Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Kevin on November 07, 2020, 06:02:25 pm
@duncan: but how do I access it using my ipad without going through a browser?
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: duncan on November 10, 2020, 03:57:07 pm
@duncan: but how do I access it using my ipad without going through a browser?

Hey Kevin- It is a browser-based platform, so you do have to use your mobile browser to access it. What I do is bookmark this archive page (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/zymurgy-magazine/) on my phone's home screen and it launches my browser straight there.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: dirtyal on December 02, 2020, 12:11:17 pm

  Hello,

any plans on bringing the app back for apple devices? Tks.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: duncan on December 02, 2020, 03:35:22 pm

  Hello,

any plans on bringing the app back for apple devices? Tks.

Hey dirtyal-

The mobile iOS/Android app has been discontinued, but you still have mobile access to all the same digital issues via our e-Reader which has been recently optimized for use on mobile devices.

This post on HomebrewersAssociation.org has more information (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/upcoming-changes-to-zymurgy-online/).
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Kevin on December 03, 2020, 02:32:44 pm
Gee, thanks for not telling me that in the first place. >:(
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: jahlinux on December 07, 2020, 06:37:00 pm
I also really enjoyed the iOS App.  Especially on the iPad. The search feature worked excellent. The issues where very easy to download.  Image quality was perfect. Didn’t have any complaints. At least we can still download a pdf copy. I don’t like reading magazines from within a browser or worse yet what BYO did to their digital magazines. If the AHA moved to the BYO format that would be awful.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: grgwlsn14 on December 26, 2020, 05:23:13 pm
How do we download the pdf's of the issues ??
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: duncan on December 26, 2020, 06:17:28 pm
How do we download the pdf's of the issues ??

Open the issue you want to download on the e-reader. Move your mouse around towards the top of the reader screen and it will make the top menu bar appear. All the way to the right on the menu bar is a download icon that says "PDF" under it. Click that sucker.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: tlacy on January 08, 2021, 03:05:07 am
Perfect case of making something great into something worse.  Yes, the same content can be accessed.  Yes, issues can be downloaded as pdf.  While I certainly would not call the new processes difficult, it is clearly not as streamlined as it had been with the Zymurgy app.  This change is a big step backwards.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: BrewBama on January 08, 2021, 02:20:24 pm
Sign of the times. I imagine it was a cost cutting measure.


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Title: Re: App not available
Post by: scottforde on March 25, 2021, 12:07:27 am
I just realized that the Zymurgy app on mobile devices is no longer supported. So I tried the "mobile device through web browser". Man is it a step backwards!

Before I could type in a term such as "Lutroberfest" (a beer recipe name in the latest copy of the magazine) and it would pull up the post but not with the mobile version now! I used to use all the time to find uncommon ingredients in past recipes all the time now it looks like it's gone away.

Might have to reconsider exactly why I still subscribe to AHA...
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Kevin on March 25, 2021, 01:12:06 pm
Exactly @scottforde. It is such a crap show that I decided it wasn't worth it and cancelled my membership.
Title: Re: App not available
Post by: Dave Carpenter on March 25, 2021, 03:16:18 pm
Thanks for the feedback. We have passed your experiences on to our web team to investigate. In the meantime, the native search function in the reader itself is quite good. Once you're in an issue, just hover in the lower right-hand corner and click on the hand lens that pops up. I use this all the time to search for things we've covered in the past.


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