It’s amusing that you’re having this rant now, after they’ve added a bunch of features. Remember when it is was first released and you couldn’t even use it to rate a beer? Now that was something to complain about.
I removed the (CR)App from my phone long time ago and it probably never will be installed again.
The web on my phone works fine for me to tag the beers when I am out and then writhe on pc when I get home.
In my oppinion there is no need for an app.
I wish they had put more effort into fixing the web, that is more important. To have a good tool for searching and planning. As well as good place info and statistics and much more is so important. When it comes to that RB is great and I hope they will raise again.
I’ll admit that the app is getting better (to the point where I’ve actually started using it when I’m out at a bar), but it’s bizarre that you have to give scores before you write a rating. There’s still so many things it needs, though:
You should be able to access the same information from your profile (e.g., countries, regions, breweries) in the app
You should be able to search for things besides beer names (e.g., for breweries, for users, for places)
Search doesn’t work like it does on the website; it is significantly harder to find things, especially when I’m unsure of the spelling (pretty important for the European beer drinker because you’re often looking for beers in a foreign language)
You should also be able to search for beers within a brewery
You should be able to add beers or make suggestions for edits from within the app
It’s definitely gotten a lot better since they added the ability to rate beers normally as well as the barcode scanner. It’s still not as good as Beer Buddy, though.
We’d love for you to share feedback on the issues you have. We work hard each week to improve the app and take user feedback to heart. The best way to tell us how to improve or to tell us what you don’t like via the Leave Feedback button on the Help screen (? in the upper right on the start screen).
Sorry it hasn’t provided what you’re looking for so far!
I don’t think the site search fails to find beers - I think that the enterer and the searcher have different concepts of what the beer ID is. Sometimes large type/hype on a label isn’t really part of the beer name in the view of some. Or so it seems to me. When a beer ID is really long putting in the first and last words may fail - but that’s something the searcher just needs to be aware of.