The Whiskystats Android App
Some numbers and figures may not match what you find in the Whiskystats 2.0 database.
We are thrilled to announce that the Whiskystats Android App is now available on Google Play! This enables all members a more comfortable way to access our whisky database and check the latest prices from their Android devices. And it is free!
Don’t get us wrong, we like the mobile version of our website. But there is a lot of space taken by the browser-bar, there is the functional but clumsy navigation and well, it is just a mobile version of the website. And apps are great! According to Google Analytics 40% of the visitors of Whiskystats used a mobile device anyway. So we went back to our cave, did some magic and now want to present you what we came up with.
Comfort and Consistency
Compared to the website, the app looks slightly different. There is the startscreen, which shows you from when the latest price observations come from and how many bottles in your personal collections were affected by those price changes. Then, there is the navigation, which hides when you don’t need it and doesn’t contain any nested sub menus. You can even use the startscreen to get to the major sites without using any menu, so the whiskystats whisky database is literally only two taps away.
On the other site, the app offers you the exact same whiskystats experience as the website does. So there is no app- or web-specific content.
Multiple Gateways, One Whiskystats
Of course you can continue to use your whiskystats profile on the app too. So no matter if you use your desktop or your mobile device, it will be the same collections you are managing. One restriction arises from this point though, and this is that you need to have a working internet connection when you use the app. In other words, there is no offline mode for the whiskystats app.
Never Miss a Beat
Another great thing about apps are notifications. Sure, they can be annoying when you get to much of them, but at most of the time they deliver valuable information. We will use those notifications to inform you about major database updates. Usually, this will be the whiskystats monthly price update that we deliver each month as soon as we are finished with what ever we are doing to get those prices in our database.
So without further ado we would like to invite you to download the app and give it a go. We of course appreciate any thoughts and comments on it.
Oh, and if you are an apple user wondering why nobody is talking about your mobile OS, consider the android app as a pilot project. This means that if the response is positive (and we find the money to afford an apple developer account) there might be an iOS app too, maybe.