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Old 01-14-2012, 03:59 AM   #41
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I forgot about the file sharing in iTunes.

My point about Dropbox was that you cannot simply throw files up there and expect it to work. You need a program to read the file. If people are currently using Dropbox to view beerxml, they are either reading raw XML or built an app of their own.

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Old 01-14-2012, 04:41 AM   #42
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He's one guy: Brad Smith. Take it easy everyone. You know it's not microsoft we are talking about. He's responded to many saying he's working on it; I think the indignation is a bit much.

It was only about 6 months ago when everyone was pissed off because he hadn't released a new version since 1.4.
I am in the industry so I totally understand that things don't happen overnight. And in fact this is why I say he shouldn't be working on a mobile app at all. There are still serious issues with Beersmith (desktop) that I would like to see some resolution for, and people only have so many hours to work on stuff. And, heaven forbid, he might learn some design principles that help him streamline the design for a future mobile app.


So far as getting the recipe on a mobile phone: what I do now is take the brewsheet in Beersmith, print it to a PDF file and send it to myself. Then I can open it up on my phone and review it while I'm brewing. If I need to do some quick calculations (e.g. refractometer) there are already free apps to do that stuff. And, as an added bonus, I have a little extra backup record of what I brewed when, just in case my Beersmith database takes a big ol' dump.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #43
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My point about Dropbox was that you cannot simply throw files up there and expect it to work. You need a program to read the file. If people are currently using Dropbox to view beerxml, they are either reading raw XML or built an app of their own.
Not sure I'm understanding you correctly but I use beersmith on multiple computers and they all share the same beersmith data via dropbox. All of my recipes and beersmith settings are saved to a dropbox folder that is accessible between all computers. Works great.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:04 AM   #44
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Brewzor is a decent app for Android. I think it needs a few improvements to be complete, but it has a few nice calculators and I use it pretty much every time I brew.

Frankly, when I'm working on a recipe I could never see myself fumbling around with my touchscreen. I prefer a mouse and keyboard.
Yeah, I'm fairly satisfied with it as well... and I can import all my Beersmith recipes, ingredient lists, etc. into it. Probably could sync as well with Dropbox but haven't fooled around with that. Needs a few tweaks like being able to see OG when adding malts and stuff... but since I do all my recipes in Beersmith and then import the recipes in Brewzor it doesn't bother me too much.

I don't know if I'd really want a wheel... It seems intuitive and all, but seems like a memory hog idea to me.
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Not sure I'm understanding you correctly but I use beersmith on multiple computers and they all share the same beersmith data via dropbox. All of my recipes and beersmith settings are saved to a dropbox folder that is accessible between all computers. Works great.
Can't figure out how you do this. When I try I get a message that it will overwrite the contents of the folder that want beersmith to use for documents.

Are you manually importing and exporting to a drop box folder or are both machines using the same folder as the default beersmith save folder?
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Oh... and to keep on topic of this thread, I completely agree an Android version of beersmith would be very useful. I frequently will try to look recipes up on the phone when getting ingredients at the local home brew shop. Had used Brewzor for a while but it never really seemed finished and now it doesn't work since I upgraded my firmware.

Email sent to Brad Smith. Hopefully he has the time and knowledge of Android language to make this possible.

Until then will need to print my recipes and use a watch on brew day.

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Can't figure out how you do this. When I try I get a message that it will overwrite the contents of the folder that want beersmith to use for documents.

Are you manually importing and exporting to a drop box folder or are both machines using the same folder as the default beersmith save folder?
Sharing recipes/data between 2 computers via DropBox

As the thread says make sure you only have Beersmith open on ONE computer at a time. File corruption is possible if you open Beersmith on multiple computers at the same time.

Be sure to back up your Beersmith recipe data regularly in case you ever experience any problems.
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Not sure I'm understanding you correctly but I use beersmith on multiple computers and they all share the same beersmith data via dropbox. All of my recipes and beersmith settings are saved to a dropbox folder that is accessible between all computers. Works great.
You are using Beersmith. We are talking about viewing on a mobile phone where Beersmith does not exist.
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@seven, thanks for the link. Got it to work now can view same recipes on Mac and PC.

When I was changing the default folder on the 2nd computer I first manually imported all the recipes it was missing so when I overwrote the folder it had the exact same files.

Now if only we could do the same from our android devices. I did get a email response from Brad:

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From: Brad Smith Jan 15 (1 day ago)

Hi,
I have started some early versions looking at development for the iPad, iPhone and Android mobile platforms.

At the moment I'm finishing up a cloud server to allow sharing of recipes across the internet.I believe this is an important feature to have for the mobile platforms as ultimately brewers want to be able to access their recipes from several computers and devices.

Cheers!

Brad Smith
BeerSmith.com
Learn more about home brewing from my new book, blog and podcast!
Follow BeerSmith on Twitter and Facebook "

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As of 30 seconds ago:


beersmith BeerSmith-Brad Smith

@XdBoltsFan I'm finishing up an online recipe sharing site and plan to start working on a mobile version of BeerSmith next.
Mar 14, 4:14 PM via TweetDeck

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