Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App


One small fact is that I wrote a mobile web app for my local CAMRA Peterborough Beer festival, which is actually the biggest out-door beer festival in the UK, and pretty much 2nd or 3rd biggest in the country full stop!

As the original mobile app was getting a bit long in the tooth (it was written in 2012), I’ve completely re-written it in a new framework so it SHOULD look much better, and more importantly, the same, across all devices and web browsers.

It’s in the same place;, and is now loaded up with all the up to date beers for the 2015 festival.  It’s currently in testing phase, so the beers may come and go as I re-load the data from CAMRA as it’s updated, but once we are within a week of the festival (which starts on the 25th Aug)

New features:

  • Wine list
  • Show new breweries
  • Show festival specials
  • Singles bar beers
  • LocAle bar beers
  • Location of all beers

The beer categories on the cask beers are my own, so may be a little out, or not CAMRA standard… but hey they are there for a guide for you the drinkers!

The app is actually just a mobile website, so you can view on your PC / MAC browser, or on ANY device, be that Apple / Blackberry / Android… tablet or phone.

If you are going to use the “wishlist” function to pre-create target beers before you go, make sure you do it on the phone/device you will be taking with you, as it remembers the list against the device!

Voting is still there, so you can be part of the public un-official scoring of the beers, to find the beer drinkers favourites of the festival.

E-mail yourself the link; and paste into your phone browser, bookmark and away you go!

cheers, Krispy

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated linux server to run them from. Currently proud of; Mags Direct - a site I created for my work at the Frontline Group. An online magazine shop, which I created with almost zero budget within a week (since had a full theme upgrade). Found at Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - real ales and craft beers. I have spent for too much on home brew gear, I create full mash craft beers. I spend a lot of time either going to gigs or organising them - I'm part of a small bunch of friends putting on DIY Punk shows called "The Scary Clown Presents..." our website can be found here; Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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