Android version?

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Android version? Are you considering that? I've been highly recommended Drync Wine by a friend who uses iPhone, and would love a version for my Android phone :-)
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Dennis - we're almost done with our Android version. Hopefully you'll see it inside of a month.

Happy New Year!

-brad
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As an iPhone user and existing customer I'd rather like to see that the existing bugs are removed and some useful suggestion are being realised. But on the other hand, that won't generate additional revenue for you... :-)
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Brad, how close is the Android version. It's mid-August '13. Is it near?
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Markus -

Sure it will! We are slowly and steadily improving the product and fixing bugs. If we don't continue to innovate and fix, we will lose our position as a/the top wine app, and that directly impacts revenue.

Thanks for your patience. Good things coming.

-brad
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Well, existing and happy customers are the best source for new customers. They will recommend a product and give it a good rating if they are happy. Whilst I think that Drync is, in principle a good product, I have told a large number of people, who have seen me using Drync, that the product still has some bugs and deficiencies and that's why they should wait before buying it.
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Markus - just to make sure we have everything on the list, could you email us the bugs and features you're hoping to see addressed?

feedback@drync.com

Thanks very much. I'm sure you've already done this and that we have them logged, but I want to make sure.

-brad
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Hi, Is Drync for Android still going to happen?
I can't find any other info except some quotes from Drync people in January rel an imminent launch on Android.

Thanks from Australia and the local wine and android addicts!

Ben at winedriving.com wine travel community (and android addict :))
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Hey Ben! Thanks for your note, and apologies for the confusion.

It's coming. These things always take longer than we'd like. Thanks for your patience.

-brad
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is there any further progress with this yet?
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Drync for Android is here and it's great!!!

http://www.androidzoom.com/android_ap...
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Ha, yeah. Thanks for noticing Elise :)

Let us know what you think of it. We will be rapidly rev'ing it over the coming months, but as a v1.0 it's pretty awesome (we think).

Please give it a rating in the Android Market - that'd be awesome.

Again, thanks.

-brad
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Just downloaded the Pro Android verson. A couple of things I noticed (maybe because of ignorance):

1. Search results seem totally scattered. Just searching on Joel Gott (for my wine dinner this evening) and the results have no rhyme or reason. How about sorting my varietal or at least vintage? Annoying.

2. Maybe it's a minor niggle but a button to actually hit search seems obvious. The only button clears the search results; hitting the carriage return is not always intuitive.

3. Maybe this isn't possible but would be appreciated not to have spell check in the search. Otherwise I spend all my time adding every winery to the spell check. Most of the searches will likely be Proper names and it is annoying having the names automatically corrected.

So far that's my few experiences just searching out wines. Bare in mind I'm totally new to Drync so I could just be ignorant here.
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Hi Andrew! Thanks for the notes - Those are all very reasonable and I would expect can be taken care of, probably sooner than later. Thanks for buying, and if there is anything that we can add to make the experience better, please don't hesitate to let us know! Thanks!
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Thanks for the quick response. I downloaded the latest version today. As an IT guy, It is comforting to see rapid development support and action taken on feedback.

The spell check in the search bar still seems to come on for me. Maybe this is an issue on my end? For what it's worth I'm running 2.1 on an Evo.

This is probably a very ignorant question, but what is the ultimate source for the search results? Is it something like Snooth or some proprietary database?

I ask because it's natural to compare this app to the Swirl wine app already in the marketplace. I did searches for Joel Gott in Swirl and saw results for bottles into 2009, whereas the equivalent search in Drync ended in 2006.

I'm sure you guys do your due diligence with regards to competitor offerings (even free ones). Obviously you have to offer way more than the free apps to warrant the premium. At a minimum I'd hope to have as many or more results in your search.

Thanks for acting on the feedback though; I'm looking forward to seeing the application evolve.
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Hey how's the Evo? - looks unreal.

Regarding the database, sources, and number/order of results returned, I have to defer to Brad. Brad?

With regards to the spellcheck, that's gonna take a little trial & error I think, because I am not experiencing that on my device (htc hero, 2.1) or on the emulators. I will investigate this further and hopefully roll that into a future update.
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Evo is my first android device after years of WinMo and I am not looking back. Can't beat the feature set, really.
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Evo is my first android device after years of WinMo and I am not looking back. Can't beat the feature set, really.
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Dennis,

I am seeing vintages from Joel Gott through 2008 in Drync. I used the specific year in my search query e.g. "2007 Joel Gott". The reason is that there are too many results if you simply search for "Joel Gott". In general, we recommend playing with search terms if you're not seeing the results you're looking for.

Thanks for using Drync, and especially for your feedback!

-brad
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Well how many records is "too much"? I work in data warehouse development so I'm used to millions of rows...so basically the same as searching for "Beringer". :-)

I know Swirl contains an option to set the amount of records returned in a search. Whatever your number is, I'd say it's pretty small. If I'm looking at a winery of which I am less than familiar, I'm not likely to search out specific vintages but see what wines they typically have.

Otherwise, what's the point to use an app over going to snooth (Never got an answer on if that is the source in Drync or not).

It's obviously unrealistic to expect you to return and cache thousands of records for searches like "Beringer" or "chardonnay" but don't think 87 records (Joel Gott via snooth) is a great deal at all.

Even if that means telling me x records of y and taking a few seconds of response time to bring back a page worth of results, I'd rather know I am working with a complete record set.

There's really no cue to indicate that I don't have all Joel Gott wines when I search on Joel Gott and so a typical user won't know what they don't know.
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Oops, that last reply should have been addressed to Andrew, not Dennis. Sorry Andrew!!

-brad
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Could we get an ETA on the updated Android version? I paid for the original Drync Pro for android and it's been left behind with your newer version. I have been told that the android version "is coming" but that was a long time ago. Can we at least get a confirmation that it is really being developed or is this just vaporware?