World of Beer Gets a Smartphone App, So You Can Waste More Time at Work Thinking About Beer
The app is not completely pointless. After all, it's hard to keep track of over 500 different styles of bottled beer and 50 taps at the Dadeland location. That's what this app is for.
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Next on the list is loyalty status, which tracks points accumulated, beer purchases and tells you how many more points until you reach the next milestone. Want to know more about the loyalty program? It costs $15 and you get any two beers from the tap, a free WOB koozkie, a sense of purpose and plastic card with a 14-digit membership number.
For each beer purchased at WOB using a loyalty card, points are earned. Mucho points equals grande beer party.
Probably the most useful feature is the feature that keeps track of events a month and a half in advance at your local WOB, including specials, happy hours and details on live music for the weekend.
Sorting through a huge wishlist of beer is neat, but one major criticism of this app is that price is not displayed with each beer. This is important. Imagine that nine-to-fiver whose hopes are dashed upon finding out that the beer he was dead-set on ordering costs more than what he has in his wallet.
The app is available for devices running iOS or Android 2.3 to 4.0.3--with 4.1 Jelly Bean support coming next week.
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