Beer Mapping Mobile Lookup Update

By • Mar 16th, 2008 • Category: Feature Updates, Mobile

We have updated the Beer Mapping Mobile Location Lookup system (beermapping.com/m) to include clickable links to a location’s profile page. On this profile page we are now able to include maps that should be viewable on most phones. This part of the mobile system is based upon Google’s newly released Static Maps API.

If you are not familiar with our mobile applications, they are simply a streamlined version of what is already available here on the rest of the site. You can search by name, city, state or zip/postal code. Eventually we will update this so you can search by country as well (like you can on the main location lookup).

Mobile Location Profile page for Goose Island Clybourn

Once the results of your search are returned to you, you can see locations with addresses and phone numbers. From the results you can find the location you are most interested in visiting and you can click on it’s name. This click will take you to the new Mobile Location Profile page for that particular location.

As you can see from this profile page, we are including a map with zoom capabilities and we also are breaking down the overall score of this particular location (if it has been reviewed). The phone number here should also be a link that will work on most mobile phones to bring up the phone functionality and commence dialing.

As always the goal here is to give the end user as many helpful features as possible in order to promote craft beer, breweries and brewpubs. Be safe and responsible, and get out there and enjoy some new beers and new experiences!

Bookmark: http://beermapping.com/m on your phone’s browser!

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  1. Brilliant.

    For iphones you need a application icon which is surprisingly easy. You need to create a PNG format graphic file that’s 45×45 pixels in size, name it apple-touch-icon.png and drop it in the root directory of your Web site. Directions:

    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_to_create_custom_apple_iphone_website_icon.html

    Thank you,
    Caitlin

  2. Thanks Caitlin.

    I didn’t realize it was so simple. I have added it to the front page (when simplified for mobile phones) and I am adding it to the other parts of the mobile site now.

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