The 2011 Good beer guide came out yesterday – and its now available for the Android mobile operating system.
The mobile version costs £4.99 from the andriod market
It’s a small download and quite basic and goes to the web to pick up the info (be good if local copy of data was there for speed)
You can find pubs by
- Near me – used the GPS option of the phone – works fine
- Address – put a town in.
- Postcode – if you know one
- Tube Station – only useful in London 🙂 but could see it being handy for trips away.
When you click on the pub info you are given the option of reading the review of the pub, list of features and List of standard Beers.
The info is the same as in the book, but be good to maybe to see a picture of the pub – or link to other reviews – yelp/google and the like.
And a map (using google maps but calling it within the app) which crashed the phone 🙁
Its quite an ugly app (and looks like the iphone version) and forced closed a few times on my Wildfire, but it seems to work even when I could not get a full 3G signal.
The down side is that you have to buy it all over again after a year
(iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/Android versions cost £4.99 for access to the 2011 data then £4.99 for access to future editions data when it is available)
Here its the Camra bumpf about it
Good Beer Guide Mobile makes the ideal companion to the printed Good Beer Guide. Wherever you are, or wherever you are going, get information on local Good Beer Guide pubs and beers sent direct to your mobile phone.
This indispensible service costs just £5 (or £4.99 for the iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch version).
Good Beer Guide Mobile allows users to search by postcode, place name or London tube stations – or it can even locate your current position using GPS.
Search results contain full information and descriptions for local pubs and include tasting notes for their regular beers. Interactive maps help you navigate to your destination.
This unique service is compatible with most mobile phones with Internet access and support for Java applications, the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch and now AndroidTM devices.
For a full list of compatible devices please visit m.camra.org.uk.