Consider yourself a beer snob? Your water-beer drinking compadres just don’t understand, do they? Now you can leave them to post about their mainstream beer on mainstream social networks, because there’s a social network just for you and your haughty taste in beverage.
Untappd is a mobile means for exploring the world of beer with your fellow connoisseurs. Snap a photo to share the brews you’re enjoying, write reviews and even see what fellow brewmasters are up to. The network has been around for a while now, but their iPhone and Android apps are getting a major upgrade.
Here’s a look at the latest improvements to the app that wants to help you “drink socially.”
Speed & Aesthetics
The Untappd UI got a bit of a makeover with this round of updates. Not only is the app prettier to look at, it’s also more intuitive with the ability to view reviews, comments, toasts and photo thumbnails directly from the activity feed. They’ve also cleaned up the code to ensure a speedier check-in experience.
Beer Discovery Tool
The new Discover tab uses your phone’s GPS to find nearby buddies, beers and bars. Also check out which beers are most popular among Untappd’s user base.
The team also made improvements to the app’s reward system. Before, there was no way of knowing your progress toward specific badges (Risk Taker, Brewery Loyalist and Heffenista, for example). A handy new feature lets you chart your progress to the prize.