My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Fri
    18
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
  • Mon
    21
  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
World According To... Parker & the Numberman Apr 18, 2014 A Friday night series where Finest City Improv invites a special guest, or guests, to tell real-life stories that FCI's best improvisers then use to create comedic sketches. This week's special guests are local hip-hop act Parker & the Numberman. 57 other events on Friday, April 18
 
Canvassed | Art & culture
A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
News
Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
What could’ve been, what could be and what’s actually happening with the embattled 2015 celebration

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Articles / Eats / Beer & Chees /  That app will hunt
. . . .
Wednesday, Feb 02, 2011

That app will hunt

Jeff and Melani Gordon's solution to your drinking problem

By Ian Cheesman

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then Jeff and Melani Gordon may have tragic drinking problems. Their crippling need for oddly specific craft brews, combined with a mutual distaste for combing through stale tap lists online, inspired the creation of the first Taphunter app. A mere two years later, social media and smart-phone-fiddling drunkards have propelled Taphunter’s presence into seven different major cities.

Taphunter’s mobile-optimized website (taphunter.com) and iPhone app provide invaluable assistance to beer connoisseurs on the go. Do you want to use geolocation to find the nearest restaurant serving beers from a list of your favorites? Taphunter can do that. Perhaps you wish to save fellow admirers of Pliny the Elder the pain of discovering the local haunt’s keg is tapped. Taphunter will help deliver that bad news to others in a calm, reassuring voice. Maybe you’re seeking a massage parlor with discrete red-light services? There it totally fails, but two out of three is still respectable.

Taphunter’s functionality relies heavily on an engaged user base flagging and tagging beers between sips. The craft-brew community’s mantra of “It takes a village to raise a beer snob” has perpetuated taphunting efforts, but don’t fret if you’re not burdened with altruism.

Updates to the Taphunter database earn users points for display on their website’s leader board and possibly the occasional prize, as well.

Taphunter’s latest triumph is the launch of its new Android app. I found it to be intuitive and capable. I rather enjoyed playing with it on the Taphunter demo phone, but not nearly as much as I relished smashing it to the ground. Jeff and Mel didn’t appreciate it, but I’ve seen enough Terminator movies to know what happens when these machines get too smart.

Those of you with intact Android smart phones can search for Taphunter in the Android app market to download it to your device.




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close