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Just like a new craft beer being added to your favorite brewery’s lineup, technology has a new player in town that’s destined to improve how craft beer aficionados enjoy their favorite pastime. The Craftie™ Beer App will be available for download on iOS and Android devices in November, but needs support from craft beer lovers first to become a reality.
Craftie™ is a new beer app that will feature a robust database of the country’s best breweries and craft beers. Users have three search options, including searches by brewery name, beer style or geographically. Loaded with exclusive brewery stories, brewmaster profiles and tons of information about the craft beers themselves, Craftie™ will also allow users to make notes and rate the craft beers they love most. Sounds perfect, right? If you think so, then it’s important to head over to CraftieBeerApp.com/kickstarter to make a pledge before August 19th.
For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter.com, it’s a popular website that allows entrepreneurs to seek funding for all kinds of creative projects, ranging from technology to art. Creators have a monetary goal to complete their creative endeavor, and offer rewards to those who pledge funds to their project. But it’s an all-or-nothing proposition; projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands. In the case of Craftie™, funds will go toward continuing the development of the iOS and Android native apps, acquiring the servers to power the platform, and completing any and all user testing so that Craftie™ can be released as a polished and refined app. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, the app will be available for download this November.
At the time of this writing the app’s Kickstarter campaign already has over 60 backers, and buzz about Craftie™ has spread far and wide via social media and the blogosphere. Created in Charlotte, NC by two craft beer-drinking entrepreneurs, a launch party at one of their local watering holes, World of Beer SouthEnd, topped 70 attendees. But the app hasn’t just garnered local support; national sites such as CraftBeer.com, NorCalBeers.com and BrewBound.com have taken notice of Craftie™ as well. In fact, over half of the app’s backers are beyond Charlotte, with a few supporters chipping in from overseas, too.
Hailed as the “Wikipedia of Craft Beer,” Craftie™ is a premium app with rich content and a well-designed user interface. It will also come stocked with large, beautiful images of breweries, brewmasters, logos, tap art and label art, all of which will make it easier to recall and recognize craft beers in the future. Though there are existing beer apps on the market, most are social media-driven and are lacking in the type of depth that Craftie™ provides. For example, your days of forgetting the name of that beer you sampled and loved are over; by using the nifty personal database housed within Craftie™, you can keep track of all of your favorites. And when you’re on vacation and decide to plan an impromptu brewery tour? All of the information you need is now right at your fingertips.
That’s just a couple of situations in which Craftie™ is an invaluable tool. It’s also why it’s important to waste no time in throwing your support behind it. The best way to do that is to make a pledge on CraftieBeerApp.com/kickstarter. It’s no secret that new technology is helping innovative breweries create great craft beer. With Craftie™, now technology also has a chance to change, for the better, how you learn about, interact with, and keep track of the craft breweries and beers that you experience.