Beers, badges, beers and beers
I keep it in my pocket, when I have a beer it's recorded in a few clicks on Untappd, and I seamlessly carry on drinking (with Sid James and Barbara Windsor!)
|The UI is clean, the database comprehensive|
The problem, though, with being so late to the Untappd party, is that it's only tracked my beers for the last couple of months - and that with a few gaps as I didn't enter absolutely everything when I was first checking out the app.
Sadly there's no option to import your beer history, and that means some very retarded things happen. I had a pint of Thornbridge 'Jaipur' the other night, and Untappd cheerfully told me without a trace of irony that 'this is your first time drinking this beer'!
It's not the apps fault - it only knows what it has been told - but it does make people like me who have been ticking beers for many years look like n00bs compared to early adopters of Untappd who may actually have far less experience with a glass in their hand. But who have tried Jaipur, ooh, I don't know, twice?!?
You also can't easily export from the app into your own master records - note to developers, this would really be a killer feature - and while the ability for ordinary users to add new beers to the database is, on balance a good thing, there is always the chance that some well-intentioned but underclued twazzock will be the first person to add a beer, spelling the name incorrectly or getting the style wrong.
But here's the thing, I've been coming up with a list of valid, brutal criticisms of Untappd... and yet, I really don't fucking care. It's still a great app. I bloody love it.
Great work, Untappd guys, great work!