Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Next Glass – Drink Smart – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: Next Glass uses science to help you find beer and wine you’ll love. Build a Taste Profile by rating drinks you’ve tried, and then let Next Glass tell you how much you'll like any drink you haven't tried. Next Glass tests tens of thousands of beers and wines, analyzing each drink's unique chemical makeup. We evaluate each drink in our database against your Taste Profile to help you buy only drinks you’ll love.
What it actually does: Create a Taste Profile and rate beers and wines you’ve tried on a 1-4 scale to train the app to learn your preferences. If you aren’t familiar with the beverage, you can use the More button next to it to see more from that brewery or winery. New choices will be suggested based on your personalized taste profile. Add new favorites by using search or snapping a photo of the label or barcode. View nutritional information on beverages in the app’s database.
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is great for discovering new beverage favorites and sharing with friends and family. New beverages are constantly being added and tested by the Next Glass team, creating more reason for users to stay engaged.
Ease of use: With simple features, the app is very user friendly. SupermarketGuru would love it even more if food pairings were suggested, and if a little more info on each brewery or vineyard was provided.
Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone who loves trying new wines or beer based on their preferences.