Free RateYourBeer for everyone!

Free Beer for everyone!

Well not quite, but today I do have two exciting announcements to make which I hope will bring joy to a few people!

RateYourBeer for Windows Phone is coming to 6 new regions!
That’s right, I couldn’t wait any longer, so with app update v1.9 I have released RateYourBeer to the following new countries:

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • France

Of course the app is still available in the UK & Ire, download it here

Now this is a big rollout for my little free community project, so if it overloads and crashes my server I apologise in advance, but hopefully people will enjoy the idea and start having a little fun rating their beverages.
I’d also like to say a big thanks to Craig Baldwin for the graphic designs in the app.

RateYourBeer’s API is now completely open!
So I come to the second, and more exciting for me announcement. I’m turning over RateYourBeer’s (very simple) API to everyone and anyone who might want to try their hand at app development.

RateYourBeer was my first Windows Phone app and whilst that means it’s quite a hacky, experimental and flawed app, it taught me so much and ultimately landed me the chance to develop WPCentral.
So I want to open it up to anyone, on any platform, to just have an experiment with!

Starting now! Follow this link to find some very simple API documentation. I’ll be completing this documentation over the next week and then following it up with some sample code for Windows Phone development

RateYourBeer will always be free so long as it is alive, if it ever becomes too expensive for me to run I will simply have to cease the project (I really don’t want to do that!) but if you want to support the project you can send a donation via PayPal to the contact e-mail address here on my blog.

Happy drinking everyone!

    • veleon
    • March 10th, 2012

    Sweet!! Can’t wait to check it out. Downloading right now!

    • lionel
    • March 12th, 2012

    Did you plan to open it on another country? Because they are people drinking liter if beer everywhere😉 in Switzerland for exemple😉
    BTW very good project… Thank you

    • Hi Lionel,

      Yes I do plan on opening up to other countries, however this is a community project which I’m funding myself, so I need to roll out slowly to avoid spikes in traffic that would land me with a nice sharp usage bill from the guys at Amazon’s EC2.

      I will add Switzerland to the list of priority countries though and hopefully put it out there for v2.0.

      Thanks for your interest!

    • mich87
    • March 14th, 2012

    Awsome App!!! Can you release it for Italy?? (also in english)


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