Over the last few months, I’ve been reviewing a lot of iPhone cocktail apps, and will hit more as time goes by and I
need some easy traffic have the opportunity to do so. The app market has evolved from the first, web-based apps that are usually just iPhone formatted front-ends, to some sophisticated onboard apps. Some local apps access the web for their database, while others keep it on the phone. Some focus on huge databases, while others, like Jimmy Patrick’s 101 Cocktails that I reviewed yesterday, focus on doing just one (hundred and one) things really well.
And there are a variety of little features in these apps: Random cocktail selection, shaker noises, favorite lists, and others.
Three things generally set apart iPhone apps from one another:
- Recipe numbers and quality.
- Photography or illustrations.
- Those little funky features.
There’s a fourth quality determinant, whether the app includes a Pegu recipe, but we’ll pretend I’m suppressing my obsession for the moment….
My focus in this post is on those extra features. As I said, there are a bunch of them out there, but I’m sure that there is bunch more to be considered.
Let’s have a contest, shall we? In the comments, make your best suggestion for a new feature you haven’t seen in an iPhone cocktail app, but would like to. The winner will receive a package of fabulous prizes. What prizes? Three bottles of my homemade cocktail ingredients: falernum, orgeat, and Blueberry syrup. And also a free copy of Jimmy Patrick’s 101 Cocktails app for your iPhone! (iPhone not included.)
Here are the rules:
Make as many suggestions as you like, but one per comment, please.
If you see a suggestion from someone else that has already been used by a current app, please let us know which app has that feature!
If more than one person submits generally the same idea, I’ll go with the first submitter, unless another makes a significant improvement.
In other words, I am the sole judge, and if I get arbitrary, then that’s just the way it’s going to be.
21 or older please!
Deadline for submissions will be April 1, 2009.
Let me hear from you!
Here’s a list of the other posts here about Apple iPhone software:
- iPhone App From CocktailDB: Cocktails
- iPhone Cocktail Directories
- iPhone App: Pocket Cocktails
- Pocket Cocktails Update
- iPhone Software Review: Are You Smarter Than a Bartender?
- iPhone App From Cocktail Dreams: Cocktails App
- iPhone App: 101 Cocktails
- iPhone Cocktail Apps Contest!
- iPhone App: Flip ‘N Drink
- iPhone App: Cocktails Made Easy
- iPhone Cocktail App: Cocktails+ is Free!
- The Corporate World Starts Getting In On iPhone Drink Apps
- iPhone App Review: Tiki+
- Alcohol and FaceBook Don’t Mix, Without This Emulsifier…
- TabbedOut: A Marvelous App
- Update: Beachbum Berry’s Tiki+
- SideBlog: The Booze World Equivalent of Rule 34