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REQUEST Friends tab


#1

Would it be possible to add a Friends tab to the app, similar to the website, so you can immediately see all the ratings by the people you follow?


#2

We may have different opinions on the meaning of “immediate”, for example, are you ready to scroll pages and pages a-la-untappd?


#3

I don’t think that’s the point? I was thinking of a Friends tab on the beer page itself, next to a sort by date, language, etc.


#4

Sounds like you’d benefit from this too then. I mean you’ve just described the current problem with the Ratebeer app, you have a shitload of ratings to scroll through when viewing any given beer, unless it’s a new one with no ratings yet.

Untappd already solved this problem by only showing your friends ratings by default when you view a beer. So unless you have thousands of friends there won’t be much scrolling at all.
e.g. I see anywhere from 0 to 30 or so ratings when viewing a beer. This is much better than seeing 300000 ratings from random people. Granted, Ratebeer doesn’t have such figures but you get the point.

I agree with nathanvc this is a great idea and Ratebeer needs to follow suit and add a friends tab to beers so we can filter it down, just like we can already do on the Ratebeer website. I care much more about seeing my friends’ ratings of a particular beer than I do about random Ratebeer users I don’t know. I can’t do this on the app at all right now, which is just one more reason why I don’t use it. The website is still superior.


#5

Hate to be that guy but use the browser on mobile. I don’t see why people use the app. RB is simple and easy to use on mobile browser and voila there’s your friends tab.


#6

Yeah it’s still a valid suggestion though, I use the mobile site myself rather than the app.
I think people generally prefer using native apps when available, rather than a website. But releasing a mobile app that has nowhere near feature parity with the mobile website is a waste of time as you will greatly struggle with any meaningful adoption while better alternatives are available.

This is one of those small, simple, QoL improvements that would go a long way to getting users to actually use the app. Hopefully this would be just one part of a whole suite of improvements.


#7

Amen! I used to love erikok’s Android app but the RB apps they released for iPhone blow so I just don’t use em.


#8

The site’s owner posted just 15 minutes ago (January 2019) on a thread about a bug that exists from September 2018 that it will take a bit more to get fixed, imagine about implementing new features…


#9

In your defence, I do use the browser for the friends tab on the website, but only because I HAVE to. I find the app quite lean and handy for a quick search when I’m in a store or a pub, but it’s annoying having to bother using the browser to check my friends’ ratings.
And all arguments against it left aside: this isn’t supposed to be rocket science, is it? :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

I just don’t understand why the Creative team doesn’t put the sorting options for Ratings and Brewer’s Listing on the App as a priority…


#11

I think we can all agree the app still has a long ways to go :smiley: