Drink Special Apps – Do They Work?
If you are a frequent drinker, you’ve probably searched the app store for a drink particular app – something that will tell you what drinks are on special at which bars/restaurants in your immediate vicinity. Depending on where you are, you might be able to find something that halfway works, but the quality of these apps is surprisingly poor. Often they are out of date, have low coverage or local establishments, or plain don’t work as advertised.
I would go as far as to say that these types of apps don’t work, and here’s why. Almost all of the ones out there right now rely on individual people going to bars, writing down the specials, inputting them into the app, and when they are published. Do you see the problem here? No person or group of people can be tasked with constantly going to every place in a given area that sells alcohol every day and doing this. It’s impossible. This is why the current stable of drink specials/happy hour apps don’t work.
A New Model?
I want to propose a new method or model for doing this – one that doesn’t rely on individuals but the businesses themselves. If there were some sort of central database where every restaurant/bar could enter their specials, it wouldn’t suffer from the problems mentioned above. If the business manages their own specials in this “central database”, it would always be up to date and “official”. That central database should be accessible by anyone through a website or native app interface. Such a model would be highly beneficial for anyone looking for drink specials in a given town.
The Problem of Adoption
With any such idea that requires widespread use to “work” or be helpful, you have the initial problem of getting people on board. In this case, businesses would have to think such a database was a good idea and begin entering their specials before their customers use the app – that’s the chicken before the egg problem.
It’s tough to convince business owners to adopt any new processor software, which goes back to human nature. People are resistant to change, making it hard for innovators to succeed in promoting new tech.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Beta Versions
The Beta version of any software program is made available globally so that its errors, insects, and crashes can be mentioned with the aid of actual time users. This is tremendous as it helps to decorate the software’s overall performance and make it failure-free while the product/software program is launched on a bigger scale with a high overall performance rate.
Another benefit of the equation is that it offers fast and less steeply-priced software program comments.
Imagine a corporation using so many testers as there are beta version users and then paying them. This might sum up to a massive amount for the enterprise.