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Latest news from the BrewTrackr team

Fri, 25 May 2012

We’ve been working hard on some big updates lately, and we think you’re going to like them.

First thing you may have noticed is the updated design. Sad to say, some of the previous designs *cough* beer info page *cough* were hastily put together, didn’t flow very well, and were frankly a bit boring to look at. So we spent a lot more time and care in improving the interface.

Added features! We’ve added a few new features thanks to suggestions from our users as well as some brainstorming sessions. I won’t go too in-depth with everything, so here’s a handy list:

  • Friends and followers - now you can see who a user follows
  • Public reviews from user’s tab - view all of a user’s reviews
  • Multiple photos available for beers, with credit to the user
  • Wishlist - see a beer you want to try? Add it to your wishlist to remember it later
  • More information on the beer info pages
  • New notifications and recommendations page

This update has been a long time coming (it was started around the time of our beta release), and we’re continually working on future updates. High priorities now include search improvement and native smartphone apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

We hope you like the updates. As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated. Send us your suggestions, hate, and love to let us know how we’re doing.

- Dan Hauk

Mon, 14 May 2012

Mike Wolfe, aka mrwolfe00, 1/3 of the BrewTrackr team, recently attended the 25th anniversary of Stoudt’s Brewery this past weekend and had a great time. Here he is with Stoudt’s owner, Ed Stoudt.

Stoudt’s featured two new beers at the party:

Amber 25 - light bodied, refreshing brew uses a small amount of caramel malt to give it a nice amber color with a hint of sweetness. Lower hopping rates and a smooth dry finish make this the perfect session beer to help you celebrate 25 years of Stoudt’s beers.

5025 Anniversary - a full bodied and tart brew started with our Quad recipe aged in red wine barrels for 17 months. Over the course of that time frame, the beer picked up slight hints of oak, a subtle sweetness, and red wine characteristics. Truly a one of a kind beer, and a first for Stoudts.

Mon, 14 May 2012

Exciting things are happening for BrewTrackr lately. First I would like to announce that we passed my goal of 500 registered users and are moving to our next goal of a 1000. 

Dan Hauk is hard at work on some changes to the UI on the site that I got to preview and it looks amazing so be prepared everyone. 

Also we have a range of apps for mobile devices currently in development that are looking quite amazing. We are working with iOS, Droid, WP7 devices. 

And last but not least TIME magazine wrote a nice little article about our website that if you have a few moments please read.

Thanks everyone for the support and keep giving us feedback we love it!

- Steve Boyer
BrewTrackr