WATERTOWN, MA — Brewbound.com, the website dedicated to keeping craft beer industry members and enthusiasts up to date with daily news and reviews, recently upgraded the functionality of both their brewery database and mobile sites.
“In our ongoing attempt to become the go-to resource for the craft beer industry, we felt the need to upgrade both our brewery database and mobile sites to allow for a much more pleasant user experience,” said Editor Chris Furnari.
Perhaps the most improved function of the site came to the mobile application, which allows visitors the opportunity to rate, review and share information about the beers they drink while away from the computer.
A brand new mobile version of the beer news and reviews section of the site was created to allow for easier reading of daily news content.
“The new mobile site makes it much easier to read news articles posted on the site while you are on the go,” said Furnari.
Also, the mobile application now features a landing page that allows users the chance to “choose their path.” Visitors are now able to toggle between sharing and reviewing beers through the database or visiting the mobile news and reviews section.
Brewbound has enhanced the “share” feature of the mobile application through integration of location detection technology powered by Foursquare. This functionality gives users the ability to access foursquare locations or add their own when sharing the beers they drink.
Both the “Share this Beer” and “Write a Review” options allow users the ability to link their Brewbound accounts with their social networking accounts and share what they are drinking with their friends via Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare .
And as Brewbound continues to grow, so too will the database of beers and breweries. They wanted to optimize the way users found their favorite brews and have added a new search function. The database now features a “search-by-state” drop down menu, which gives users the chance to locate breweries in specific U.S. states.
Brewbound also improved the readability of the database by adding an underline feature to active brewery pages and URL links. In addition, better spacing between brewery, location and web addresses allows for a much more user-friendly experience.
“We are excited about the upgrades that our web developer Alex Coleman has made and hope users are too,” said Furnari. “As the site continues to evolve, so will our features.”
To view the mobile site and view the changes, just visit http://m.brewbound.com on your smartphone.
Over the coming weeks, Brewbound will also be updating their brewery database with more beers, breweries and photos, in an attempt to have a more complete list of beer options available to consumers.