Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you have an occasional glass at gatherings, keeping track of wines you’ve tasted can be troublesome.
Winee is a cool app that helps wine drinkers learn more about what they’re drinking, as well as discover new wines to try.
Concept and Functionality:
Winee, by Winee Inc. is much more than an app that takes photos of wine labels and stores them for future reference.
When you first open the app, you have to create an account using either your email address or Facebook. Once you’re in, you can begin browsing the wine database or snapping photos.
To take a picture of a label, simply tap the camera button at the bottom of the screen. Line the label up with the box on the screen and take the photo.
Winee will match the photo to a recognized label in the database and present you with information about the wine such as price, ratings, vintages, and more.
Though I’m not a wine fanatic myself, I can definitely see where an app like Winee would come in handy.
This is especially true seeing as it automatically keeps track of all wines you’ve scanned. You can even submit your own ratings and add tasting notes.
It’s pretty impressive just how much Winee offers in the way of extras and features.
For example, you can easily search through the wine database and discover something new to check out. With over 400,000 wines in the database, you’ll definitely find wines of interest.
The one drawback to the search function is lack of a filter, which is a bit of a necessity with such a large database.
Being able to filter wines by color, location, rating, price, and more would make Winee a truly stellar wine app.
Another suggestion I have is to add a small bit in the wine detail page that notes what kind of food would pair well with it.
This would be perfect for those who are searching for a wine that would go well with a meal.
Winee is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. There are no in-app purchases to worry about, so what you see is what you get.
When it comes to overall experience, Winee is a great app for learning more about the wine you’re drinking.
It’s a great way to keep track of wines you’ve tasted, as well as give feedback. Once the search function is updated to include filters, this will be a must-have app for anyone who enjoys wine.
Winee — Wine Scanner and Ratings requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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