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Connosr.com app? Yay or Nay?

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@ewhiskey
ewhiskey started a discussion

I personally would love to follow the community on the go. And sometimes I might be trying a new whiskey and would like to write a review before it's inspiration runs out. A moment often influences my review. An app would be a great way to keep the community close by.

Yay or nay?

11 years ago

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@systemdown
systemdown replied

For me, I'm not so sure.. I take pretty detailed notes (using pen and paper) every time I sit down to a whisky. I then digitise and edit for posting online (although this depends on how much free time I have, some reviews don't get posted until 12 months later) - I don't know that I'd ever write and submit a review "on the spot" but I imagine there'd be others like you on this site who would want to do that, so on that basis, my vote would be "Yay"!

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@ewhiskey
ewhiskey replied

@systemdown Thanks for your opinion! I guess we all have our own way of writing a review. It's true that sometimes I might need a bit more time to evaluate what I'm learning from the whiskey. But there's also other times (for me) that the character of the spirit speaks to me and the review comes from my soul (this is me trying to be poetic). I can respect your commitment to a quality review using the old fashion method of pen and paper. It does have a certain pureness to it.

Thanks for your vote

11 years ago 0

@Nolinske
Nolinske replied

@ewhiskey I say maybe once there is a bigger following so that the expenditure will make sense and they will do it properly. My vote would be nay now but hopefully yay in the maybe three years. For the record I usually access connosr from my phone which explains the misspellimgs (

11 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG replied

I've never even logged in once from a computer. Every single post and review has been from my iPhone. Think it works fine without an app, apart from when I try to give someone a "thumbs up", or adjust the scoring point bar for reviews... very tricky with a small touchscreen.

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Andrea
Andrea replied

I think that the way of tasting a good dram of whisky or writing something new about whisky is personal and intimate. For this reason I think that Connosr.com app is an interesting idea.

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@PMessinger
PMessinger replied

@systemdown I'm with you on this one. Nay only because I still have vynil, eight track tapes, black and white TV, and am not real super techy kind of person. My admiral (wife) is the tech person in this family, I still use good old pen and paper. However @ewhiskey does have a good point on keeping the community close by. :)

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

indynoir replied

I joined recently and assumed they probably had one. I was a little surprised to find out they didn't have one. In today's market you are quickly left behind if you're not on the forefront of tech. The apps make the experience much easier...not that you still can't use this or other sites on a smart phone browser, but generally apps make the experience significantly more enjoyable. Maybe you don't think it's so bad til you've had the good stuff. I might imagine the difference akin to drinking a Yamazaki 18 versus Chivas 12 year. The Chivas was pretty good til you tried the Suntory. Like whisky...I guess I'm just getting spoiled with always wanting the best experience. You have my vote..."Yay."

11 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG replied

@indynoir We probably use different sites, so I'm not in any way saying that you're wrong, I just probably haven't had the good stuff yet. But in my experience, more often than not I find the original website better to use. The app will usually remove stuff and functions so you can do less, and what surprises me is how often the app is slower, and/or won't let you go back or cancel when you get stuck loading a new page. And I haven't seen an app that allows you to watch multiple pages. Maybe the people that online stuff that I like are generally crap at making apps, I don't know.

11 years ago 0

@cowfish
cowfish replied

The general move in the tech world, as far as I've seen, is to stop doing apps in situations where making a decent mobile version of the website is possible. That reduces the work you need to do, treating mobile as a single platform rather than banging out a new version for each iteration of the iPhone and every random screen size that pops up on Android.

More and more offline storage is also being pushed to the back of the queue, as large numbers (I'd reckon the vast majority, but I have nothing to back that up) of smartphone users now have reliable internet pretty much wherever they go.

All in all, I'd rather that the Connosr guys spend the limited time they have available on getting the site working on mobile browsers in general rather than the expense and back-end work that would be needed to write the various apps that people would want.

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@ewhiskey
ewhiskey replied

@Cowfish Thank you for your input. I never considered a mobile site vs an app. I do find it rather inviting when a website such as NFL.com or NHL.com adapt their sites to be more visible and user friendly on a smart phone. Even though those 2 sites have apps, I don't use them. I just log on through my web browser. Maybe the title of this thread should be "Connosr.com App, or Mobile Site?". I was pretty geeky using "yay or nay" anyway. Thanks and again for yours and all the other feedback posted on this thread. I appreciate the honest opinions.

Cheers!

11 years ago 0

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