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Old 01-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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I just got the latest installment of the Beersmith email Newsletter, and it said this;

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Your Thoughts on BeerSmith?

You've been receiving these emails for several months now, and now its your chance to provide me with feedback - your ideas really help me make my products, articles and services better.

Let me know what you would like to see next from BeerSmith - even if its just a line or two. Just hit reply to this message and give me your thoughts on articles you would like to see, products you would like or improvements to my existing business.

It is unlikely I will be able to reply to every message (the list has thousands of subscribers now), but I will read what you write, and use it to decide what to do next.

Thank you again for your continued support!
Brad Smith
For years we've been begging him for a version that will work on Android and I-phone platforms, but it's seemed to have fallen on deaf ears. On his forum whenever he was asked he said he'd consider it after version II came out, and then after it came out, he said, he'd consider it after the Mac version came out.

Now those are both done, and he's looking for insight into what to do next.

I figure if we flood his email maybe he'll finally put it together before he looses us all to the mobile apps already out there. This is our opportunity to get his attention.

Here's what I sent him-

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Brad,

What THOUSANDS of us on the forums, not just yours and Homebrewtalk.com, but Northern brewer's and just about every forum I've looked are begging you for Brad is a mobile version of BS, both for Androids and Iphones. I just switched from android to the iphone, and all I need to make my life and my brewing complete is a mobile app that allows us to work with out recipes on our phones, and to have them communicate back and forth with the versions on our computers. I want to be able to both create recipes on my phone and computer, and be able to share them back and forth between platforms.

I also want to be able to use all the other great features on your program, for example the dillution calculator and bottling calculators.

There are so many mobile recipe creation apps out there, both free and paid versions, but I don't want to invest my time and money with them, when I've been using yours for years.

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE Make Beersmith even more excellent, by making it work on our mobile tools like smartphones and tablets.
So if you want one, then now's the time to request it, send Brad Smith and email at [email protected]
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Good call, that would fantastic!

Can't count how many times I've ran upstairs mid-boil to tweak hops or use the dilution calculator!

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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Good call, that would fantastic!

Can't count how many times I've ran upstairs mid-boil to tweak hops or use the dilution calculator!
I figure we have a chance to flood his email with this. I only wish I had mentioned how it seems a lot of folks ARE migrating away from it to use Ibrewmaster and other mobile apps.

I can really see myself rarely sitting at a computer more and more, if I can easily do it on my iphone...If it weren't for all my recipes already in beersmith I could migrate away...But I do like it a lot, I've been using it for 5 years now. So I don't really want to switch.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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I did my part. I'm sure it's coming. Thanks revvy for stirring the coals.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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At first blush, it sounds like a great idea. But I'm wondering if a mobile app would (could) contain the entire suite of options contained in the pc version. It seems like stripping it down to "fit" on an app would result in little more than an electronic version of a brew sheet. I know there are some pretty content-rich apps out there, but they all give up something.

That being said, my netbook with Beersmith loaded in Dropbox is a fundamental brewday tool.

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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I just did my part.
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I can't imagine typing in an entire recipe on a phone. I'd rather do it on a PC and then synch it with my phone, so sync must be an option.

 
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I can't imagine typing in an entire recipe on a phone. I'd rather do it on a PC and then synch it with my phone, so sync must be an option.
I agree (for me; there are those that use their phones exclusively).

As a registered user, I'd just like to carry my recipes with me. That's all.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #9
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I totally agree, it needs to supplement the computer edition. I let Brad know that I'd like to use it in addition to the current version. I also told him that I regretfully use competitive apps during my brewday.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Then Tell him what you want. Or don't want.

This isn't really meant to be a discussion with him, he's not gonna see this thread. This is just an information thread to say we have an ear to Brad right now.

There are already apps for mobile devices where you type entire recipes on your phone, or device, Like Ibrewmaster, and the ones I had on my droid. It's not groundbreaking. And if it's done right, it's not that difficult to do. I've even done it on my old droid in beercalculus on the web.

It takes getting used to like doing anything on a small device but it's not all that more difficult than surfing hbt and answering posts.
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