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Brew Guru App.
« on: September 21, 2016, 07:00:57 PM »
Have you downloaded the AHA's Brew Guru App? Does it run smoothly on your device? Impressions?

I downloaded when it was released. It runs fine on my Droid Turbo, no problems. Others have experienced issues. The map function is slick, oh that will be nice when we travel, as it shows the breweries in the area, and lists the AHA Deals by participating brewery. That should help when the server is not up to spread on the deals. Oh, and you have a digital membership card that gets downloaded with the App, so no more fumbling to find it, or forgetting it.

The functionality looks great. The future savings when we travel are a bonus. I just wish there were more Deal locations in MI, but I can work on a few local places to make them aware. The next time in CO, we can really take advantage.  ;)

If your are an AHA member, get it, as it is for members. If you are not a member, there is a two week free trial. If you like it, you join the AHA and get it.

OK, your turn. What do you think?

Edit. I am on the GC. Have I saved any $ with it? Well no, I was in Germany for three weeks after it was released, and have been not venturing out too much, recharging my batteries!

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 07:05:12 PM »
I downloaded almost immediately but have not had time to really check it out. I kept seeing posts about the map function, but did not see it immediately. I do now, and it seems very handy. I also like the digital membership card thing, so easy, not really sure where my real card is
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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 07:07:23 PM »
It works on my Iphone 4.  I used it in Spokane last week and I liked how you could pull up the brewery and click on directions. On a related note, if you are in Spokane, go to the Iron Goat.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 07:15:37 PM »
I like it a lot. When I first pulled up the map feature, it was out of sync with where I know the locations to be. I uninstalled then reinstalled the app and now it's fine. I really like the map to help me keep up with all the new places when I'm out and about, as well as the discounts per place. Gonna be really handy when I travel/beercation. And the virtual card is nice as well. Kudos AHA !
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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 07:16:21 PM »
It works on my Iphone 4.  I used it in Spokane last week and I liked how you could pull up the brewery and click on directions. On a related note, if you are in Spokane, go to the Iron Goat.
Thanks for the tip. I do want to see Grand Coulee Dam someday, and the scablands. Maybe fall 2017 if I do HopSchool again. That would be close.
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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 04:25:55 PM »
It works on my iPhone 6. I used it on recent trip to Seattle and back from Wyoming. Doesn't seem to work in my town though. Old Chicago is a chain that offers 10% off food for members. My local restaurant doesn't show up. On the map or when I search for it. Makes me wonder how comprehensive it is and how many deals/breweries I missed on my road trip.  I'm sure it will only improve as more people use it.

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 07:26:29 PM »
It runs on my Droid Turbo fine.  The little bit I've played with it seems like it may be useful when out on the road.

One annoying thing it does is notify me every time I go past Granite City Brewery.  Which is everyday on the way to and from work.  Am I just missing how to turn off notifications or is there no way to do it?

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 07:30:46 PM »
They just modified the notifications for iOS to allow for the option of "while in use"

To be honest, apps that require location services at all times should be taken out into the alley and beaten with a chain.

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 01:25:02 AM »
I know that somewhere in the app I was able to pull up a picture of my AHA card.  This is all worth it to me as I constantly forget to bring it to Northern Brewer when I'm there.  However, when I was there on Wednesday I couldn't locate it on the app.  The employee was cool with it saying that if I logged into the app I was probably a member.  Need to figure out where it stores the card image.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2016, 01:36:52 AM »
Menu on bottom left -> little person icon on bottom right -> view membership card button in the middle

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 04:15:41 AM »
My AHA membership has been expired since July (I'm still unemployed).  But I asked for and got a gift card for my birthday yesterday, with which I have now renewed my membership.  The app is still showing it expired, and there does not appear to be a way to update it apart from buying another year. 

Any fix besides waiting?
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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2016, 04:05:01 PM »
My AHA membership has been expired since July (I'm still unemployed).  But I asked for and got a gift card for my birthday yesterday, with which I have now renewed my membership.  The app is still showing it expired, and there does not appear to be a way to update it apart from buying another year. 

Any fix besides waiting?

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 06:39:02 PM »
Does anyone know how the Deals Used function under profile works? Or the started/completed collections? I show 0 deals used, but I have used my AHA deals numerous times this year. Is this a future capability?

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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2016, 08:02:11 PM »
Does anyone know how the Deals Used function under profile works? Or the started/completed collections? I show 0 deals used, but I have used my AHA deals numerous times this year. Is this a future capability?

I bet it only tracks deals used with the app.
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Re: Brew Guru App.
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2016, 02:48:37 AM »
I have been using it while traveling for the past week, but it would not download to my old iphone4, only on my newer iPad.  The map function is nice, but getting info about each place is a bit clunky.  I end up clicking on a place, then clicking on their website, then looking for the "back" button, which is not where one would expect.
Still, I like using it.
I just wish I would remember to ask for my AHA discount when I get there.  I got 10% off at Rock Bottom in Milwaukee.
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