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The Week contest: Beer App - August 26, 2011
A new smart-phone app guides drinkers to the closest purveyor of beer, and can be calibrated for favorite brand and cheapest price. What should this app be called?
Researchers have developed a beer app that can point people to the best brewers for the best price.
Researchers have developed a beer app that can point people to the best brewers for the best price.
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elcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for results of last week's contest: Snore Patrol

Results: A new smart-phone app guides drinkers to the closest purveyor of beer, and can be calibrated for favorite brand and cheapest price. We asked you what this app should be called. 

THE WINNER: EinStein
Jeffrey Contompasis,  Ashburn, VA

SECOND PLACE: Head-hunter
Janine Witte, New Hope, PA 

THIRD PLACE: iHops
Mark Kornick, Somers, MT

HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Smartfoam
Wayne Hood, Nevada City, CA

Tapquest
Martha Schwaikert, Winsted, CT

Kegslist 
Tom Redder, Setauket, NY

Angry Liver
Mike Paul, Carrboro, NC 

Near Beer
Tom Sheppard, Flat Rock, NC 

The Beer Hunter
Alan Parven, Commerce Twp., MI

Brews Clues

Dan Schmidt, Cincinnati, OH 

Heads Up
Linda Amster, New York, NY 

Tap App 
Nadine Lubka, New York, NY

Pin-Pint

Charmayne S. Palomba, Summit, NJ 

Brewfinder
Joan Fulcomer, Lincoln, CA

Pilsnerd
Rob James, San Francisco, CA 

Booze Clues
Terry Joos, Waukesha, WI

Brew Tube   
Jack Duffy, Wausau, WI

Beer Chaser
Randy Seys, Mankato, MN 

Broogle Maps
Patrick Barry, St. Louis, MO

Internet Brewser
Steve Dever, Caseyville, IL

iFoam 
Angela James, Westminster, MD

Hops Stops
Cammy Milner, Ft. Myers, FL 

Stout Scout
Kristin Caplice, Boston, MA

On Tapp
Ellen Freyman, Longmeadow, MA 

Heads Up
Jenna Whitt, Springfield, VA 22153

Guzzle Maps
Brendan Egan, San Francisco, CA

Boozefound
Katie Ashman,  New York, NY

Let's go to the Hops
Bill Sleeth, Cherry Hill, NJ 

My Favorite Brewnet    
Joan Gresh, Monument, CO 

Beer View Mirror
Robert Schechter, Dix Hills, NY 

imDrunk
Joe O'Leary, North Grafton, MA

PourSquare
Eve Thompson, Eldersburg, MD

Drive Me To Drink
Richard Christensen, Coldwater, MI

Can you beer me now?
Cheri Prasil, Asotin, Wa 

DUI pad
Sharon Strimple, Baltimore, MD

The Enabler
Bork Maronn, Chicago, IL

 

 

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