The first release of my app for Windows Phone 7 has been released. You can snag it from Windows Marketplace by searching for “Indiana Beer” or by clicking this link. Best of all, it’s a free app!
This is really a temporary app and will be completely replaced by a different version. As such, this is version 0.5 as it’s not really what I anticipate the first full version will be like. This one was thrown out there primarily since I got the datasources/XML completed and wanted to make that data available. So at this point it is just an AppMakr app but coding continues on a complete version.
This version has the following features:
- A listing of all Indiana Breweries/Brewpubs with complete contact information
- A listing of Growler fill deals, primarily focused on Indianapolis
- News Feed from indianabeer.com, Hoosier Beer Geek, and Drinking Class.
The following features will be in future, full versions (and not necessarily in release 1.0):
- Mapping. Select a brewery/brewpub and it will show a map of the brewery.
- GPS Navigation. Once you select a brewery, get directions to it.
- Find Closest. One click gets you directions to the closest brewery/brewpub to your current location.
- Ratings/Reviews. I’d like to get this from Ratebeer.com or equivalent. When selecting a brewery, get ratings and reviews of their offerings.
- Twitter feeds. Get the latest tweets directly in the app.
- Graphics. It’s a pretty text-heavy app at this point.
- More RSS feeds. Got any additional news feeds you recommend be added?
- More Growler Fill deals.
- Hours of operation for each brewery.
- Click to Call. I already have the phone numbers, so why not make it easy to call them by tapping on the phone number?
I hope to have this version out around the same time as the Windows Phone Mango release. Not sure if I the app will be using any Mango-specific features. Live Tiles and things like that seem much more features of version 2.0 than 1.0