An application designed by Facebook that allows beer lovers to find out where their friends are drinking, as well as helping them find craft beers and bars nearby. The app was launched by Facebook in October of 2010. The app surpassed 2 million users in January of 2014.
The Untappd App is designed with the party people in mind, as it gives you plenty of ways to connect with your fellow beer enthusiasts. This app lets you share on your Twitter and Facebook Accounts, and determines your location by using Foursquare. On the app users can rate the beer they are drinking, they can earn badges, share pictures of their beers, and it also automatically suggests similar drinks. If you see a beer that someone else is drinking, or see a popular beer online, and really want to try it in the future, then you can add it to your beer wish list which will allow you to remember it later.
A Mobile Website: Because it is a mobile website, you will never have to download updates. This can definitely help when an update is so big it takes forever to download and install.
Doesn’t Take Up a Lot of Space: There is no need to worry about this app taking up all the space on your phone. Because it is a mobile website, there is no need to worry about it starting to take up all the space on your phone or other device.
Badges: These are achievements that you get by achieving something. If you enter a lot of different beers, you can get a badge, and if you drink too much, you can get a badge. Sometime’s you will get a badge, and not even know at the time why you got it.
It’s A Mobile Website: While this is a Pro, it can also be a Con. because the app is a mobile app, it will not function if you do not have the internet. So any user who goes somewhere with no internet, will not be able to use it. But for beer drinkers, this should not be a problem. Anywhere you are drinking has the internet.
Constant Check-Ins: In order to let people know where you are, and to update everything, you have to constantly check in. This means you miss a lot of the socializing while you are drinking. This can take away a little bit from your experience of a night out on the town. Checking in is also necessary to earn badges as well. So the less you check in, the less badges you earn.
Overall, Untappd is a great app that in addition to providing a great spin on bar hopping does not take too much on your device and will allow you to connect to beer enthusiasts in your area in seconds. If you are a social drinker, and love to find beers you’ve never tasted before, then this app is made for you.