Preload/save multiple draft reviews; either with or without matching beers ahead of time. True draft mode; reviews aren’t published until you decisively confirm and save them. Works offline.
Within your Profile screen, navigate to a new folder labelled Drafts.
Create a New Draft.
Enter a descriptor into the [Title]; preferably the beer name as it will be used for matching.
Enter your Rating and Beer review.
Match the beer by selecting a beer from the Search Results; this uses the [Title] as the search term by default.
Save and add your review to RateBeer.
Your review will be automatically saved on device in the background. Once saved, it will be moved to either your Public or Private Ratings folder.
You can clear and change the beer attached to your draft; accidents do happen.
Adding a new beer will exit you from the matching process. Once the beer has been added, you’ll have to re-open the draft, begin the matching process again and search for the newly added beer to select it.
Capturing location + serving type information and the deletion of drafts are not supported in the first release.
More refinement to the CORE rating and review flow.
Better draft/offline integration with the rest of the app. eg. From the Beer Profile screen, a user should have the ability to not only favourite beers; but also add them to the Drafts list or any additional lists to come. Or, a summary of unfinished reviews/drafts on the Home screen; enabling the user an easier way to access them.
Will there be a offline copy of all rated beers available like in Eric’s old app?
It’s very handy when travelling and without connection to be able to check what you have from before. For example using the downtime when flying to plann for a beer festival.
And, it’s a hell of a lot easier to check what you’ve had or not that way, instead of having to check the web page.
Totally understand! There is nothing concrete that we can share yet but there has been some recent discussions into how we can make this happen. It’s something we need to explore a little more as there are a few important pieces of functionality we would want to consider if we bring something like this out… especially for those with a high amount of reviews (search and filtering in particular). We’ve also been looking into maps as well, so we’re definitely thinking about the travellers!
But at the moment our focus is on getting draft reviews in!
Id go so far as to say i dislike that when i look up a brewery i get the full text of all my ratings. If that brewery has 100s of ratings its impossible to scroll through tem all with all that txt all i want is have i had it and what score.
So for holding my offline ratings, that all id want unless i click through to see details. Sometimes the details are important, but more often its just have i had it
Ok first impressions VERY positive. One minor bug if you click upload and then do something it uploads but remains in offline list. Then reupload very sensibly warns of an override (LOVE this).
Beyond that, would like search to report if i have off line that matches, or a search of offline ratings. As if at a festival of 200 beers im often offered a beer. Have i had it today already. How do i check with out a lot of scrolling and such
Then well for offline that’s probably it. On scoring preferred erics number panel pop up to slider. As i often. Slide then need to reslide to get right result. But otherwise fantastic
Yes. You can enter any beer name. Unless you click search database and select one (or add the new beer) , it will stay private. Only problem is, it won’t be listed as a private rating for that beer. It will just be an offline rating not linked with any existing beer.