The Beer Expert

The Beer Expert


**NEW PRICE - JUST $.99!!*

Identify every beer you come in contact with, anywhere. Speak the beer name, type it in, or scan a Bar Code. Access over 300,000 beers, and counting!

** If this update causes you to keep losing connection with RateBeer, please Uninstall it and Reinstall it from the market, you will not be charged again **

2/28/13 - Bug fixed; "Lost connection with Ratebeer, please check your internet connection and try again," issue should not be a problem any longer.

7/3/2011 - v1.22 - Facebook Fix for all clients, Facebook should now be fully operational!

6/24/2011 - v1.21 - Quick fix for Force Closes on beers with null Style Ratings. Sorry about that!! This will fix it.

6/24/2011 - v1.20 - Finally, another update! Sorry, we've been working hard on the iPhone version, which is almost ready for release! We've added 5-star ratings, a 1-100 Beer Style rating, some interface improvements, and an experimental Twitter share function! Enjoy!

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Is the beer lover in your life tired of swimming through a sea of beer apps, just to get the results he or she needs, on the spot? Well, they can stop drowning in their vat of beer apps, The Beer Expert App is now available.

Unlike any other beer-information app on the market, The Beer Expert draws from a database of hundreds of thousands of beers – almost every beer on the planet.

For either regular beer lovers, or true beer aficionados, the inability to recognize the beer that’s in front of you, now, is extremely frustrating. But imagine being able to walk into any package store, grocery, brewpub, or bar, having a look at the beer selection before you and immediately having access to every beer’s vital information.

this app provides that exact information and more. With a burgeoning and ever-growing beer market, and other folks producing beer apps, we had to create ours to be bigger, better, more robust and simply more useful than any other available. And this app will be attractive to anyone who enjoys beer, not only the "beer geeks".

By either taking a picture of the beer’s upc code, typing in its name, or speaking it into your phone, The Beer Expert will immediately provide the user with the beer’s commercial description, a.b.v., style and several user reviews, along with a picture.

And once the user has sampled the beer, if they disagree with one of the provided reviews, they can give it a “thumbs down". Likewise, they can give great reviews a “thumbs up.”

The secret to The Beer Expert’s comprehensiveness is it bringing together two of the beer world’s greatest forces;
The Beer Sommelier® and RateBeer.com, which is arguably the largest beer database in the world. This combination allows for simply the most comprehensive, accurate and complete listing of beers available in the world…over 300,000 beers at the app’s disposal.

** Please keep in mind that this app is meant for educational/informational purposes ONLY. It's meant to tell you about the beer in front of you now, that you may purchase, but know nothing about. It does NOT have the functionality for note taking...this is NOT a beer rating app.**

Thanks!

Recent changes:
2/28/13 - Bug fixed; "Lost connection with Ratebeer, please check your internet connection and try again," issue should not be a problem any longer.

7/3/2011 - v1.22 - Facebook Fix for all clients, Facebook should now be fully operational!

6/24/2011 - v1.21 - Quick fix for Force Closes on beers with null Style Ratings. Sorry about that!! This will fix it.
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About The Beer Expert
**NEW PRICE - JUST $.99!!*

Identify every beer you come in contact with, anywhere. Speak the beer name, type it in, or scan a Bar Code. Access over 300,000 beers, and counting!

** If this update causes you to keep losing connection with RateBeer, please Uninstall it and Reinstall it from the market, you will not be charged again **

2/28/13 - Bug fixed; "Lost connection with Ratebeer, please check your internet connection and try again," issue should not be a problem any longer.

7/3/2011 - v1.22 - Facebook Fix for all clients, Facebook should now be fully operational!

6/24/2011 - v1.21 - Quick fix for Force Closes on beers with null Style Ratings. Sorry about that!! This will fix it.

6/24/2011 - v1.20 - Finally, another update! Sorry, we've been working hard on the iPhone version, which is almost ready for release! We've added 5-star ratings, a 1-100 Beer Style rating, some interface improvements, and an experimental Twitter share function! Enjoy!

--

Is the beer lover in your life tired of swimming through a sea of beer apps, just to get the results he or she needs, on the spot? Well, they can stop drowning in their vat of beer apps, The Beer Expert App is now available.

Unlike any other beer-information app on the market, The Beer Expert draws from a database of hundreds of thousands of beers – almost every beer on the planet.

For either regular beer lovers, or true beer aficionados, the inability to recognize the beer that’s in front of you, now, is extremely frustrating. But imagine being able to walk into any package store, grocery, brewpub, or bar, having a look at the beer selection before you and immediately having access to every beer’s vital information.

this app provides that exact information and more. With a burgeoning and ever-growing beer market, and other folks producing beer apps, we had to create ours to be bigger, better, more robust and simply more useful than any other available. And this app will be attractive to anyone who enjoys beer, not only the "beer geeks".

By either taking a picture of the beer’s upc code, typing in its name, or speaking it into your phone, The Beer Expert will immediately provide the user with the beer’s commercial description, a.b.v., style and several user reviews, along with a picture.

And once the user has sampled the beer, if they disagree with one of the provided reviews, they can give it a “thumbs down". Likewise, they can give great reviews a “thumbs up.”

The secret to The Beer Expert’s comprehensiveness is it bringing together two of the beer world’s greatest forces;
The Beer Sommelier® and RateBeer.com, which is arguably the largest beer database in the world. This combination allows for simply the most comprehensive, accurate and complete listing of beers available in the world…over 300,000 beers at the app’s disposal.

** Please keep in mind that this app is meant for educational/informational purposes ONLY. It's meant to tell you about the beer in front of you now, that you may purchase, but know nothing about. It does NOT have the functionality for note taking...this is NOT a beer rating app.**

Thanks!

Recent changes:
2/28/13 - Bug fixed; "Lost connection with Ratebeer, please check your internet connection and try again," issue should not be a problem any longer.

7/3/2011 - v1.22 - Facebook Fix for all clients, Facebook should now be fully operational!

6/24/2011 - v1.21 - Quick fix for Force Closes on beers with null Style Ratings. Sorry about that!! This will fix it.

User reviews of The Beer Expert
Any chances of updating it to support qHD devices? It would be nice to have the graphics fill the screen.
Jul 12, 2011
Great app, but you can't search on the nordic letters æøå. Example Ægir Tors Hammer from Ægib bryggeri, you have to just search for Tors Hammer. This beer is ok, but if you want to find Ægir India Pale Ale, it is a bit difficult to just search for India Pale ale, because it is too many hits.
Jun 24, 2011
overall I like the application and it's useful for finding out about beers in the store. I really wish that we could put in our own reviews of the beers
Apr 11, 2011
The newest version, 1.1, fixes exactly the issues Ninja is talking about in his review. There is now a tabbed layout, and the app is far friendlier to smaller screens, etc. If you've already bought it, be sure to get the update, otherwise, give it a try!
Jan 20, 2011
Alot of data. I mean ALOT. All the beer data you could ever need. That's the good part. Sadly, the UI/Usability is extremely poor. If your screen is less than 4.3", you won't have much fun with this app. Remember the 90's when web pages were in frames, with multiple scrollable windows? This app will cause you to flash back to that era. I don't know about you, but I am not too keen on scrolling in multiple windows on one screen on my phone. A tabbed approach would've been the way to go (no-brainer, actually). This seriously has the potential to be a 5 star app, but until their dev team realizes that they are not designers, it'll never happen. Development and Designing are two different things. They seemed to have gotten the first part down, maybe they'll get the rest in a future update. I sure hope so. ***UPDATE: Barcode scanner doesn't seem to work. At least it didn't on the bottle of Stella Artois that I scanned. Got a message saying something to the effect of the data was not present in their database.
Jan 13, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 5, 2015
Samsung Galaxy SIII This app is just awesome! Support is phenomenal. 'nuff said! Eric
A Google User
May 1, 2015
Seriously flawed This app has a lot of potential. However, some serious flaws prevent it from being very useful. 1. You cannot sort the beers you have rated. This is such a logical function I cannot believe it is not included. If you want to know what beers you have rated 5 stars you are out of luck. 2. You cannot "un-rate" a beer, or remove it from your list. Sometimes a beer has more than one listing, and if you rate the wrong one, you're stuck with it. 3. If you search for a beer name and the results cover more than one page, you cannot scroll to the next page. 4. The app will not reliably connect to the RateBeer site. This is especially frustrating because it only happens with some beers. I can stand in the same spot at the store and pull up some beers but not others. 5. You cannot port your list to another phone. When I go a new phone last year, I lost all of the 200+ ratings I had on my old phone. The owner's suggestion: just enter them all in again. The only real value in this app is to do a quick check when you encounter a new beer to get the stats from RateBeer (ABV, rating, etc.). But since you can't count on it being able to connect, the app is very nearly useless.
A Google User
Apr 20, 2015
Naw Scan doesnt work anymore, clunky and crashes
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Lost connection If you say fixed then make sure it is told you 2 months ago still not working guess what after 2 months still not working what's up with that do what you say Fix It
A Google User
Apr 10, 2015
Fix the problem! Still getting the lost connection message. Can't use the app at all. Please fix! When it worked, it was great. I have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and nothing changes. I cannot use the app at all.
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