Untappd

There’s about seven months to go until we hit October. Which is a great month for a little thing called Oktoberfest. We’ve started practicing and should be good to go hard when the festivities roll around. One way we keep track of all the beer we consume is a social network called Untappd. It’s a great place to connect with your fellow beer aficionados. We’ve looked at the official app before, but now we’re looking at a third-party app for Windows 8. We can nearly guarantee you’ll be downloading Hoppd when we finish this post. Let’s check it out.

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Saint Patrick's Day Apps

Just in case you were unaware, this Monday, March 17th, is Saint Patrick’s Day. The one day where everyone declares Irish roots and green beer flows like streams at the local Pub.

We thought it was a fitting occasion to muster up a roundup of a few of the St. Patrick’s Day apps available in the Windows Phone Store. We have included a few that are deeply rooted in the holiday that may help you find your way around the pubs on the holiday or any other day for that matter.

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Update 2, 6 PM ET: And just like that, Untappd (company) has pulled the API keys, disabling this app (and their own). More below.

Does this sound like you? Beer drinker, somewhat into social networks, and rocking a Windows Phone? Then you’re going to want to get Tapped for Windows Phone 8. It’s a third-party app for the popular social network built around beer – Untappd. There’s an official app on Windows Phone already, but Tapped fills some gaps and performance issues that the official app suffers from. Let’s check it out.

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It was way back in May when the official Untappd app arrived for Windows Phone 8. The popular beer social network is certainly a niche service, but one that is growing in popularity. While the app itself is a PhoneGap release, meaning it’s not natively coded for Windows Phone, it is still better than nothing.

Late last night, version 1.1 of the app finally went live in the Store and it brings along with a handful of fixes, including the ability to upload images (which was broke) and the capacity to share to Twitter and Facebook.

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Sometimes official isn’t always better in the app world. Remember the first Foursquare app on Windows Phone back in the day? It was pretty bad, which is why Jeff Wilcox created 4th & Mayor, a Foursquare app that many consider to be one of the best apps of its kind. Well, the same situation is shaping up with Untappd, the social beer network that put an official app in the Store back in April. Like the idea behind Untappd, but can’t really get on board with their mediocre app? Join the beta for Tapped.

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Beer has had quit the resurgence for smaller breweries the past few years. Different apps and services have sprung up to connect fans of craft beers with each other. Untappd is arguably one of the more popular social networks for the beer aficionado. We first reported it coming to Windows Phone back at the end of January, and now a little teaser on Untappd's Instagram shows the app might be coming any day now.

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Untappd, the social network for those who like to spend their free time relaxing in their local with a well-poured pint, have recently announced that they are working on bringing an app to the Windows Phone 8 Store. What’s more they are anticipating having it released before the end of March, as revealed in a blog post picked up by our sister site CrackBerry.

Featuring the ability to discover popular establishments as you travel, as well as which beers come with the highest recommendation, Untappd brings together ideas from other popular networks (Foursquare, Twitter) such as badges and a stream showing what your friends are drinking.

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