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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just seen a free iPhone app from a non-sponsor so wont mention anyone, but great idea as it lets you know the closest place to get their beans which seem quite popular in Sydney.

    Seems like clever marketing to me as really gets into the mainstream, what are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A48485C2F0 link=1260268113/0#0 date=1260268113
    Just seen a free iPhone app from a non-sponsor so wont mention anyone, but great idea as it lets you know the closest place to get their beans which seem quite popular in Sydney.

    Seems like clever marketing to me as really gets into the mainstream, what are your thoughts?
    Dont like iBricks

    Great for sound, gimmicks and Spam.. But not a usefully tool from a corporate perspective unless every one has one and every app added and ya have a wireless charger *::)

    Then again... Each to their own.



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    I can just use Google Maps on my BlackBerry.

    Or open my contact list where I have everyone listed that I care to buy from.

    I could also make a POI file for my TomTom that will do the same thing.

    Just another gimmick to attract the non-tech-savvy punters.

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    Regardless of whether you like iPhones or not, its a simple idea that works easily and could with some good marketing reach lots of people.

    Every man and his dog has an iPhone these days, im guessing not every man and his dog knows where to get some good beans from. This just makes it easy to find for them regardless of their location / knowledge of local places etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6A68687C0F0 link=1260268113/3#3 date=1260270881
    Regardless of whether you like iPhones or not, its a simple idea that works easily and could with some good marketing reach lots of people.

    Every man and his dog has an iPhone these days, im guessing not every man and his dog knows where to get some good beans from. This just makes it easy to find for them regardless of their location */ knowledge of local places etc...
    Nothing is for free *;D He who controls the data base and and how you get on make the $$$

    If I want beans, I know where to go or who to come to.. *For those with less understanding I guess *a data base of GJ and other mas producers or ONE Supplier... will be available... Not my cup of tea.. So to speak..

    Tom Tom is better and there is already have a plethora of other POIs (many free) and it will take you there.. They can also be converted to the Garmin and other GPS systems..

    The IBrick is for trying to make phone calls *:D And if teh i-phone/brick has a GPS application then the POIs are already there.. Why double up with more apps..





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    i smell..............coffeesnobs app!, could have beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors etc,,,,its a thought!, any programmers out there in CS land?

    ;)

    ps, im in IT, and i love the iphone, especially hacked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0501273E3E3B24333C520 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
    i smell..............coffeesnobs app!, could have beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors etc,,,,its a thought!, any programmers out there in CS land?

    ;)

    ps, im in it, and i love the iphone, especially hacked!
    Apple now tracking broken systems and even after a rebuild, their data base track you and all warranty is nul and void.

    From a company view point... We have been advised "Break ya i-phone, and it is a disciplinary offence that could mean teh sack "

    Thus its usability is that of a BRICK.. *If ya have a MAC and Jail Broken i-phone and a good few apps and its almost = a HTC and would / could be useful.. *

    As a standard off the shelf product .. Poor.. * Like a EM4800 to a *Della Corte mini *;) :D ;D :o ::) *:P

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E5A7C6565607F6867090 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
    beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors
    Ya have all that through the browser ;)

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    Re: iPhone App

    Really AM? Tell me how they track me..... :P

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    Re: iPhone App

    I could also get phone numbers from the white pages book, but Ill use my white pages app thanks.

    Apps are always miles better than using any mobile browser.

    Also HTC & Blackberry have some way to go before theyre as good as an iPhone (in my opinion) but different strokes for different folks, if we were all the same itd be boring :) :o

    The app isnt an international brand as suggested its Sydney / Brisbane based only

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7F594040455A4D422C0 link=1260268113/7#7 date=1260274096
    Really AM? Tell me how they track me..... :P
    The mac address :D.. Actually if ya never use Itunes to update... I believe ya OK....

    We have already had one incident at work and it was only after that; that we were advised... We are required to update and connect via i-tunes... So I am stuffed.. Tis why I have a real phone for when I need it.

    Not sure what goes on as to what is logged... But there is something in the coms between Apple / Itunes and ya phone.. If you do updates on line...

    As it is a work tool.. Not interested in hacking and all teh work arounds..

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    Re: iPhone App

    Quote Originally Posted by 25272733400 link=1260268113/8#8 date=1260275500
    Also HTC & Blackberry have some way to go before theyre as good as an iPhone (in my opinion)
    I currently work at Optus wher iPhones were marketed very heavily.
    Didnt work on me because at the time my Nokia did most things it did and a few more it didnt.
    I now have a BeanBay and after getting used to it, it will do me.
    I have no need for iPhone apps because there are plenty of BeanBay apps (which I also dont use).

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    Re: iPhone App

    Gday AM,

    I follow the iPhone jailbreak community fairly regularly, and this is the first Ive heard of this tracking.

    Since Im sure it would make news among the hackers, I suspect youre being conned by someone. :)

    Greg
    My "jailbroken" iPhone is updated regularly and used constantly for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 487D6A6858607D626E636B0F0 link=1260268113/11#11 date=1260276615
    Gday AM,

    I follow the iPhone jailbreak community fairly regularly, and this is the first Ive heard of this tracking.

    Since Im sure it would make news among the hackers, I suspect youre being conned by someone. *:)

    Greg
    My "jailbroken" iPhone is updated regularly and used constantly for work.
    Company phone was returned to head office as it had failed / broken..

    Company contacted the Supplier as to getting it fixed... *Company checked and advised that their records showed the phone had been detected as being Jail Broken.. Warranty was void.

    On a number of sites I did visit ..

    "The belief is that Jailbroken phones will never be banned as apple have have no issues with it. Only the warranty is voided"

    The other issue is that there are many apps that you pay good $$$ for but only run on a Jail broken system.. WTF.. *It is a strange world we live in...
    *;)



    New phone was received and the old one was and still is in head office as I understand it.. Think it was teh White screen of death (WSOD) ???

    Have not seen.. But at least two others had and had their phones sent in and were confirmed OK and *repaired under warranty.. *(yes the user of i-brick #1 did admit to jail break and if failed when doing the OS to 3.1 from 3... *)

    For me.. As I understand it teh WSOD is a matter of resetting via a process - available via Google... *But for some of our staff... They are so challenged/ driven by company policy that the slightest error and it goes back.. Some in teh office even hand them over to get others to change settings etc... *We have had a few people delete their network settings..

    At meetings.. We call it the I-wank... As many have their phone on their lap and when trying to scroll and search.. It looks rather interesting when ya across the table *:D *;D *:o *::)

    As per some lecture places etc.. Mobile blockers are used... *At one meeting recently, it was getting so bad that it was almost one of; hand over all ya phones... As people will not turn to silent or just keep txting.

    At times when in traffic and every one is on teh phone or txting around me ..... I long for one of teh mobile blockers with a 10 - 15 meter radius...

    However it is a breach of the communications ACT... But so is driving while txting and on teh phone...


    Note:

    Apple do not usually repair / but replace.. *Lots of action as to insurance that people take out..

    Couple up here in Brisbane are taking the Phone company to court as the insurance covers repairs not replacement... Broken screen is defined as a repair...

    But Apple will only replace with a new one, and is not defined as a repair / they do not repair.... Thus the extra *$250 insurance you pay, is money for nothing ......

    Great scheme for some one..

    Now, if only I could bluetooth a file and a pic *;) *:D *;D *:o *NOT...

    But I will have a coffee to go *;)

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    Re: iPhone App

    Ive got an iPhone and was given a BeanBay for work about 6 months ago. Give me the iPhone any day. I continue to carry it just for its computing power and the number of apps I couldnt live without.

    While the browser is good (Im posting from it now), a native app is better because its not hamstrung by crappy telco coverage. *

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    Re: iPhone App

    Quote Originally Posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
    I long for one of teh mobile blockers with a 10 - 15 meter radius...
    Quote Originally Posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
    However it is a breach of the communications ACT
    Ha ha, yeah just slightly AM ;D youd be ok in a certain 3rd world country though!, might save ya life!, might....... :o

    Quote Originally Posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/9#9 date=1260276214
    The mac address..Actually if ya never use Itunes to update... I believe ya OK....
    Exactly.....they have accounted for this too, offline updates, MAC address does not come into it.


    Obviously a broken - Jail broken(what the!) phone WILL be a problem, cause if its broken and you cant RESTORE, and you have to return it, then apple will say.......well you know what ;), i suppose its the risk you take doing this, its justt like modding anything new, you run the risk of voiding the warranty now im not an apple person, never owned a mac, played with their OS a fair bit in some trials, not a fan.......for what I do, but as i originally said, i love my iphone..... :) i actually have a great joke app, its called windulos i think, its a windows 2003 Server emulator, you start the app, it comes up with teh windows startup screen, almost gets to login screen, then blue screens "beginning phisical dump of memory" ;D gold

    Quote Originally Posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1260268113/12#12 date=1260281306
    Now, if only I could bluetooth a file and a pic
    You can, there is a free app, for non jail-broken phones too, that will bluetooth files and pics......there is an app for everything!


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    Re: iPhone App

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7D7D691A0 link=1260268113/0#0 date=1260268113
    Just seen a free iPhone app from a non-sponsor so wont mention anyone, but great idea as it lets you know the closest place to get their beans which seem quite popular in Sydney.
    Very nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by 484C6A737376697E711F0 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
    i smell..............coffeesnobs app!, could have beanbay, sponsor listings and locations, links to email sponsors etc,,,,its a thought!, any programmers out there in CS land?
    Extremely nice

    Quote Originally Posted by 484C6A737376697E711F0 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
    Every man and his dog has an iPhone these days, im guessing not every man and his dog knows where to get some good beans from.
    Business Case right there. *Reaching the uninformed / ignorant with an end-game of getting sponsors (Edit: and Beanbay) more walk-ins / sales of either equipment or consumables is a fantastic idea. Might even encourage prospective sponsors to jump onboard if they know theyll get themselves displayed on the app (with a potentially bigger audience than this site delivers).

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D496F7676736C7B741A0 link=1260268113/5#5 date=1260271537
    any programmers out there in CS land?
    I sit beside one and will see if he can get me a ballpark figure in terms of effort.

    With the GPS features of the equipment there is great potential for the app to present sponsors in defined proximity to the phone itself. *<-- Very marketable.



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    OK AM, now were getting closer to the problem. Its the old "ID 10 T" error!

    Obviously Apple cannot support, or be seen to support Jailbreaking because of the overall jeopardy it puts on their software--and it violates the user agreement.

    However--a software change is HIGHLY unlikely to cause a physical problem, and before returning a jailbroken phone for repairs it would be smart to "restore" it to standard and check if it is still "broken".

    "Theres no such thing as idiot-proof machinery, idiots should stay away from machinery."

    Greg
    ps--I love my free turn-by-turn GPS---only available on a jailbroken phone. Do you think that Tom-Tom et al dont like the competition and thats why Apple turned the app down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62574042724A5748444941250 link=1260268113/16#16 date=1260342370
    OK AM, now were getting closer to the problem. Its the old "ID 10 T" error!

    Obviously Apple cannot support, or be seen to support Jailbreaking because of the overall jeopardy it puts on their software--and it violates the user agreement.

    However--a software change is HIGHLY unlikely to cause a physical problem, and before returning a jailbroken phone for repairs it would be smart to "restore" it to standard and check if it is still "broken".

    "Theres no such thing as idiot-proof machinery, idiots should stay away from machinery."

    Greg
    ps--I love my free turn-by-turn GPS---only available on a jailbroken phone. Do you think that Tom-Tom et al dont like the competition and thats why Apple turned the app down?
    All so true... Problem is that some get others to do it and then don;y know how to un do it..

    As I understand it... The first person did a jail break... at OS 3.0 and then at some stage go an upgrade to 3.1. Then had to do a jail break again :-) Some time after his phone went funny :o He did a restore to Apple 3.1 and it worked for a while.. Not jure what happened but he says he did not try to Jail break again.. Statred to play up and when they wanted to get it repaired... The Store stated that their data base showed it had been jail broken !!! I am unaware of the phone ever getting to the store..

    Note: "Theres no such thing as idiot-proof machinery, idiots should stay away from machinery and IT"

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    Hmmmm, 3.1 was buggy and caused "iBricks" all over the world as well as excess battery usage. There were so many complaints that Apple quickly replaced it with 3.12. (I have no idea what happened to 3.11!)

    I would recommend to the company that no upgrading happens until the new software has been out and proven for at least a fortnight.

    I did a big search last night and cannot find any other references to "tracking" jailbreaks, although before the complaints of 3.1 reached "massive" proportions Apple stores gave out all sorts of excuses. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 784D5A5868504D525E535B3F0 link=1260268113/18#18 date=1260347001
    Hmmmm, 3.1 was buggy and caused "iBricks" all over the world as well as excess battery usage. There were so many complaints that Apple quickly replaced it with 3.12.
    this is common for anything with an OS ;), look at microsoft, adobe......the list goes on and on, car manufacturers with recalls, phones get firmware updates constantly, how many routers have i loaded new OISs onto, problems occur, its fact, windows 7 has been Beta tested for ages now, will that stop updates? not a chance........the iphone is no different......

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    Re: iPhone App

    Theres another new app out for hunting beans- bit bare on Sydney cafe reviews at the moment but im sure theyll keep getting added.

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    Re: iPhone App

    yep
    pretty good app, I prefer it to the other app for Melbourne

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1532390804570 link=1260268113/21#21 date=1263602176
    yep
    pretty good app, I prefer it to the other app for Melbourne
    If its the new global one I reckon its pretty average. Everything gets an 8 and it doesnt matter whether its good or bad. When I see Maling room get a 2 from some tool who had to wait for his coffee one weekend, I stop reading...

    This type of app is always an issue when anyone can rate something. No judges calibration. I give it * [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif]

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2D726A7C777C7079797A7A727E711F0 link=1260268113/22#22 date=1263608067
    Quote Originally Posted by 1532390804570 link=1260268113/21#21 date=1263602176
    yep
    pretty good app, I prefer it to the other app for Melbourne
    If its the new global one I reckon its pretty average. Everything gets an 8 and it doesnt matter whether its good or bad. When I see Maling room get a 2 because some tool had to wait for his coffee one weekend, I stop reading...

    This type of app is always an issue when anyone can rate something. No judges calibration. I give it * [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif]
    yeah, I have the same issue with their website, everything gets high marks, even places I know that serve junk. User created content is a great idea, but ....

    Maling Room really got a low mark? I hope mr L didnt take any guff from them if they gave him tude instore. Im confident he wouldnt have ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5158435A515C54390 link=1260268113/23#23 date=1263615680
    yeah, I have the same issue with their website, everything gets high marks, even places I know that serve junk. *
    Amen- Great stuff in Melbourne gets 8/10 as do places serving thermonuclear nannaccinos composed of underextracted, reheated floor sweepings.

    Good thing its free, as if I had paid for it, Id want my $$$ back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29203B2229242C410 link=1260268113/23#23 date=1263615680
    yeah, I have the same issue with their website, everything gets high marks, even places I know that serve junk. User created content is a great idea, but ....
    This is why there should be a coffee snobs one made. As previously discussed.

    Unfortunately i have no idea how to make apps? Otherwise would help :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 227D657378737F767675757D717E100 link=1260268113/22#22 date=1263608067
    Quote Originally Posted by 1532390804570 link=1260268113/21#21 date=1263602176
    yep
    pretty good app, I prefer it to the other app for Melbourne
    If its the new global one I reckon its pretty average. Everything gets an 8 and it doesnt matter whether its good or bad. When I see Maling room get a 2 from some tool who had to wait for his coffee one weekend, I stop reading...

    This type of app is always an issue when anyone can rate something. No judges calibration. I give it * [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif]
    Quote Originally Posted by 227D657378737F767675757D717E100 link=1260268113/22#22 date=1263608067
    Quote Originally Posted by 1532390804570 link=1260268113/21#21 date=1263602176
    yep
    pretty good app, I prefer it to the other app for Melbourne
    If its the new global one I reckon its pretty average. Everything gets an 8 and it doesnt matter whether its good or bad. When I see Maling room get a 2 from some tool who had to wait for his coffee one weekend, I stop reading...

    This type of app is always an issue when anyone can rate something. No judges calibration. I give it * [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif]
    As an app - it is really not bad, in terms of function etc and the ability to add information. The ratings are not great - quite happy to agree there. But is is quite handy for finding places and getting additional information on places you have heard about through other channels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4D4F4F5B280 link=1260268113/25#25 date=1263620701
    This is why there should be a coffee snobs one made. As previously discussed.
    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread... but it seemed to make more sense to continue this one than start another...

    Id be interested to know what sort of features CS would like to see in a coffee app (Yes, Im a CS and (among other things) an iOS developer).

    I think there are some "good" apps out there for reviewing cafes, finding cafes, instructional/reference apps (ala http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1254542200/5#5 ) - but imho they each have their shortcomings or limitations - in particular theyre very focused on one particular aspect, whilst there is loads of potential for a more "complete" app.

    If theres enough interest and some common thoughts on what would make a good "coffee app" - then itd definitely be next on my dev list.

    Be interested to hear everyones thoughts on what they consider to be must have features, and at the same time what the dont want.

    Ive got loads of ideas, and am not trying to "steal" others - just curious to see what like minded CSs would utilise.

    Cheers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3A3D33333C253D203831500 link=1260268113/27#27 date=1290814714
    Id be interested to know what sort of features CS would like to see in a coffee app
    what sort of apps do you develop? I have seen quite a few different apps regarding ordering systems or coffee reviews, etc, and they are normally paid apps which always under perform. Sorry to ressurect the thread AGAIN but I am interested in what sort of apps you can create? Or if you know any good free coffee apps?

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    Re: iPhone App

    Actually, I believe anyone who knows about coffeesnobs.com.au doesnt really need an app to find BeanBay or a cafe...

    what I would like to have is a tasting/cupping notes application..
    couldnt find a decent one which would be good to use for roasting notes and cupping notes ...

    any ideas?

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    Re: iPhone App

    Maybe a Bean Cellar type of App (your stock of beans, purchase date, weight left), roasting notes and tasting notes for each bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43646F5E52010 link=1260268113/30#30 date=1292390387
    Maybe a Bean Cellar type of App (your stock of beans, purchase date, weight left), roasting notes and tasting notes for each bean
    Yeah, I like that idea.
    Perhaps have it so you could enter all your beans by name (or blend), month/year, extra data if applicable (like farm, or crop), and how much you have and then have a roasting side that auto adjusts your amounts when you do a roast.
    EG: Enter roast of Cuba Turquino - 900g and it will adjust your stock qty accordingly.
    Set alerts for when your Peru Grace Estate is getting low and have an auto link to the wishing well thread!

    Stuff like that!

    Id pay $2 for it.

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    I like where this is going
    - Keep all beans in phone with all relevant info
    - Enter a roast (with weight which reduces inventory)
    - Enter roast detail associated with bean
    - enter cupping notes associated with roast

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4E495C4A47517719111111280 link=1260268113/31#31 date=1292391858
    Perhaps have it so you could enter all your beans by name (or blend), month/year, extra data if applicable (like farm, or crop), and how much you have and then have a roasting side that auto adjusts your amounts when you do a roast.

    This sounds brilliant haha, something like this could go really well for cafes/home/work stocking.

    If it were up to me however I would be looking into creating an ordering system, there was one i found the other day which looked promising and Im thinking if I can control my stock of beans at home with the app above, and control when I want my coffee ready when I go to a cafe, it would be all fun and no work (which makes homer definately NOT a dull boy) :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12353E0F03500 link=1260268113/30#30 date=1292390387
    Maybe a Bean Cellar type of App (your stock of beans, purchase date, weight left), roasting notes and tasting notes for each bean
    I already have a spreadsheet that does all this.
    Even though my phone is on me most of the time I dont see the need for such an app.

    The PC is a lot easier to use for keeping such records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7448554E444552474F44200 link=1260268113/34#34 date=1292466643
    I already have a spreadsheet that does all this.
    Dont we all? ;D
    I think it could evolve into a useful app.
    Ive been having a think and I reckon the next step is to incorporate use of the camera and barcode technology.
    Print out barcodes in Aztec or EZCode (or any format which can be read by the iPhone) and label your beans accordingly, then the app could pre-fill a bunch of stuff when you scan it for roasting and of course, the wi-fi/bluetooth connection to your roast monitor would drag in other stuff.

    Oh the possibilities....

    Its nearly enough to make me ditch SAP and learn Objective C

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    Id like to see something like a Rate a Cafe system, but that only lets CS Old Smokeys or people with good knowledge of coffee rate them, not the great unwashed public...that way, you (reasonably) know youre going to a cafe that has been recommended by someone with a bit of knowledge.

    Also a fast link to Bean Bay to order stuff so that, if youre on the move, you can still log in and place an order.

    Also, as someone mentioned above, direct GPS locator of sponsors.

    My three wish list ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2E293C2A27311779717171480 link=1260268113/35#35 date=1292470028
    Its nearly enough to make me ditch SAP and learn Objective C
    I had a laugh - I also work on SAP - maybe configure a brand new SAP instance with Iphone integration that can do everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03242F1E12410 link=1260268113/37#37 date=1292495187
    Quote Originally Posted by 2E293C2A27311779717171480 link=1260268113/35#35 date=1292470028
    Its nearly enough to make me ditch SAP and learn Objective C
    I had a laugh - I also work on SAP - maybe configure a brand new SAP instance with Iphone integration that can do everything
    We are actually playing around with pushing reports from Solution Manager out to Iphones. Seen it done! ;D

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    I like the idea of an iPhone app that I can record my bean quantity, how much roasted, how roasted, blends and tasting notes.

    One thing for ease of entry (and speed) have the ability to enter/view in Landscape mode.

    FWIW I have an idea for a simplistic app, but due to not being able to find a way to make/develop it (like some sort of template) will have ot just dream about it for now.

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    It exists already! Its called Roastmaster.

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    As someone who travels a lot i quite like the various "Find a Cafe" apps on the iPhone. The ones with geolocation enabled make it much easier to land in a new place and find a decent brew.
    Its especially good when the back-end database gets updated by people who are actually passionate about their coffee, rather than people who just like the atmosphere etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71646E646C050 link=1260268114/41#41 date=1296714609
    As someone who travels a lot i quite like the various "Find a Cafe" apps on the iPhone. The ones with geolocation enabled make it much easier to land in a new place and find a decent brew.
    Its especially good when the back-end database gets updated by people who are actually passionate about their coffee, rather than people who just like the atmosphere etc.
    +1 to this; smartphones excel at this kinda thing - on-the-fly access to lightweight content. Im often too disorganised to think about where Im going to get a decent coffee before I travel, so end up trawling through the relevant state subforum on CS for recommendations in Safari - which is ok provided I have a decent 3G signal, but a really good review app would make life that much easier.

    Building a good community of like-mided people is the biggest hurdle for this kind of app/site IMO; CS has that part down so the signal-to-noise ratio should be favourable if only CS members could submit reviews. Maybe even weight ratings by CS post count? ;)



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