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SERVICE: Check-in to Untappd with growlr for webOS
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 21.03.11 - 16:35:51 CET under 05 - Other Mobile OS News - Viewed 13912x
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Any Untappd users out there? If so, today the first Untappd client for webOS was released. Similar to Foursquare, Untappd allows users to check-in but not into a location but into a beer a user is enjoying. As Untappd explains it, it's a new way "to socially share the brew you're currently enjoying, as well as where you're enjoying it, with your friends". However, so far Untappd was a browser based social service but with Zhephree's (who is well known for his famous webOS Foursquare client) release of "growlr", webOS users will now be able to search for a beer, or choose one recently checked-in to or one that's currently trending - straight from its own webOS app!

Once the beer was found and selected, growlr provides some some further details about the beer, such as the style of beer, the ABV (if available), how many times it was drunken and how popular the beer is.

Similar to Foursquare, it's even possible to add a comment about the beer as well as selecting with which services (Twitter and Facebook are supported by Untappd) the check-in should be shared. It's even possible to optionally attach a venue to the check-in, either manually or by using Foursquare.

Once checked-in, Untappd will show some info about the check-in, alert users to any Untappd badges they earned and list 5 recommended beers.

According to the Zhephree, this is just the beginning but he plans to make growlr a full-featured Untappd client. For now, it focuses on the check-in but further features like the possibility to add profile views, a feed of friends' check-ins, check-in comments and everything else are planned for future releases.

And last but not least, the good news is that growlr requires webOS 1.4.0 or higher only!

Cheers ~ Arne

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