Untappd announces native BlackBerry 10 app, Windows Phone version coming soon

Daniel Bader

January 23, 2013 11:02am


One of my favourite apps, Untappd, is coming to BlackBerry 10 on launch day. The company has announced that it will be bringing a native app to BlackBerry 10 devices, adorned with new features even its iOS and Android apps don’t yet have, on January 30th — or whenever the Z10 is released. In fact, the app is available in BlackBerry World right now, though only users running Dev Alpha devices (or a few leaked Z10’s) can download it.

Untappd is like Foursquare for beer. It allows you to “check in” to select breweries or pints, and discover new brews that are recommended to you based on what your friends are drinking, and what you’ve imbibed in the past. According to the company, with the BB10 app “you will now be able to add photos to your check-ins, gain better GPS accuracy, and enjoy all that a native app has to offer in terms of performance and reliability.” In other words, unlike early versions of the iPhone and Android app, this is no HTML5 webpage wrapper.

What’s interesting about the blog post is that it says, “So when you get your BlackBerry 10 device on January 30th, be sure to go download Untappd for BlackBerry…” It’s unlikely the team was implying the phone will go on sale that day, but it’s a curious tidbit nonetheless.

The blog post goes on to say that, in addition to future iOS and Android updates they will be releasing their long-awaited Windows Phone 8 app in the first quarter of this year.

Source: Untappd

  • REDRUM

    YEAAAAA BBBEER 10!!!!!

  • sp

    lol.. this just made BB10 better!!!

    WINNING!!!!!

  • Punch Shyamathanalingham

    never heard of this app before, ill try it out sounds good

  • Nothin But RIM

    That’s amazing… i love that they’ve put so much emphasis on BB10 and it’s not even out yet.

  • Tipsy McStagger

    I think ale will be well, we won’t have to wait much lager for this awesome phone!

  • Ska

    All hype. Bet when released, expect more bugs like my Playbook.

    • sp

      with your comment…i know for sure you dont have a playbook.
      nice try though

    • SheepSix

      I’m with sp on this.

      What bugs?

    • sp

      the only issue i have with my Playbook is that it takes a heck of a long time to boot up. thats it..

      other than that…its pretty damn good!!

  • Dalex

    Well I was kinda sold on BB10 already, but this? Beer!?!? I’d be willing to line up in this freezing -40 degree weather to pick the Z10…

  • sp

    lol @Dalex … this is totally a sealing deal for BB10!!!

  • JustMeAndMe

    Of course RIM has to be mentioned here daily, that’s what they pay for!
    Can you please keep announcing every new app for iphones and androids too?
    Especially those, where you have to use your GPS indoor, because it works there better than anywhere else.