So I am coming out of stealth-mode to announce what I think we all can agree is a “game changing application,” that runs across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
I had planned to submit Beer:30 for this year’s Xammy Awards but I just didn’t have time to finish all of the bells and whistles I have planned. So, this is my non-entry.
I just wanted to other contestants how close they came to being a no-show since I surely would have won multiple Xammy categories.
So, without further ado, here is why Beer:30 will be the breakthrough application of 2014:
Beer:30 is Transformative
The sole purpose of Beer:30 is to tell you where in the world it is 5:00pm, what kinds of beer are probably being consumed, and otherwise give you that smallest of excuses as to why you should leave work early. Transformational? You bet!
Beer:30 is Innovative
Beer:30 is Revolutionary
Think about it. Beer: The fuel of revolutions. Now at your fingertips. What is not to love about that?
Beer:30 is Versatile
As @JosephHill mentioned, it is indeed a BYOB world out there and one must come prepared. Who knows, today Beer:30 is on your phone; tomorrow it could be powering off your work computer and preprogramming you in-car navigation system to deliver you to your favorite pub. The possibilities are endless.
Note: These are examples only! Please do not ask us about future developments. Those are still under NDA…
Beer:30 is Descriptive
Now this is where it get’s really scary. So I have been working on Beer:30, off and on, on the iOS platform for about 5 years. I think. Actually, I have no idea, but a long time. And yes, I know, that is a long time, but perfection cannot be rushed. That and the fact that time zone calculations are horrible.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I converted the whole damn thing to Xamarin.Forms in about an hour. This is including research time to find a really cool PCL-based date library that would work across platforms.
So that is about it folks. Stay tuned and hopefully my perfectionism and product schedule will coincide and I will have Beer:30 finished in time for Evolve 2014.
See you in Atlanta!