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#1 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:38 AM

Here's an idea. I need to create a sample mobile application for a class I'm teaching in the Spring. I had the idea to create an absinthe dilution calculator app based upon the Absinthe Dilution Matrix. Going beyond this though - including a database of popular brands which would display the correct ratios automatically with the ability for users to add their own favorite brands as well.

 

Would anyone find such an app useful? I'll probably take this idea and run with it for the class - but would actually publish it to Google Play as a free app if others would benefit from such a thing.



#2 Ambear

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

That'd be cool for events for sure. Maybe even do the "pour to about here-ish" on screenshots of different glasses.  :cheerz:


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

It would certainly come in handy for the GAAF tasting this fall.  It'd be great if you included options for Metric and US systems.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

Great idea! It would be nice if the user could enter a preferred ratio that differs from the "correct" ratio for any listed absinthe.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

I'm not sure what you're suggesting.  If they already know their preferred ratio, why use an app?


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#6 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

Ambear - I may need help from others here for some of that data but like the idea :)

 

Gwidion - only the US values are represented in the current matrix - correct? So far as the math goes - especially for unfamiliar units - I may need to ask for formulas from some of the more maths-inclined members here.

 

Note that I have no problem whatsoever crediting anyone who contributes within the app. This could be a neat collaborative project.

 

 

Incidently: It appears that the tempering calculator on the dilution matrix page is broken :(



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

Crap.  *grabbing toolbox*   (Edit: fixed)

 

 

As for the math, 1 US fluid ounce = 29.574 ml.  From there you should just be able to multiply, no?


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#8 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Sounds like a solid start :)  Thanks, Gwydion!



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Awesome idea.  :thumbup:  Now I need a smartphone.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Gwidion - only the US values are represented in the current matrix - correct?

 

 

No values are represented in the current matrix other than the relationships (ratios). So it will work with any measurement known to man, or even those made up by Steven Spielberg.


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#11 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

This is true, ratios are ratios.  It doen't matter if you're using ounces, milliliters, or ngogns.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

Great idea! It would be nice if the user could enter a preferred ratio that differs from the "correct" ratio for any listed absinthe.

I'm not sure what you're suggesting.  If they already know their preferred ratio, why use an app?

As an aide-mémoire for absinthes seldom tasted. As a way of comparing, at a glance, one's personal preferences vs. the "correct" ratio over a range of brands. As a way of making the app a little more interactive and personalized.

Just a thought.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Awesome idea.  :thumbup:  Now I need a smartphone.

Or a tablet. A 7" screen is comfortable for reading and many other tasks, and is still very portable. Anyway, it's what I use for the "smart" stuff. I stick to a plain-old cell phone for calls.

Edited by Viseguy, 13 February 2013 - 12:09 PM.

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#14 Ambear

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

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Evan's phone ^

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

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Evan's phone ^
 
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

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Evan's phone ^

 

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What I meant to say was ... I can't see the picture. Is there an actual brick involved? :laugh:


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#17 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Here we go: 1.0 - got the basics down with more to come...

 

https://play.google....mFic2ludGhlIl0.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

Here we go: 1.0 - got the basics down with more to come...

 

https://play.google....mFic2ludGhlIl0.

Great start! Love the way it looks. Thank you for doing this! :worshippy: :clap:


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

I like It as well, looking forward to see what you add next. :)
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#20 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

Thanks, all. Better to start simple and build up from there :)

 

Turning out to be a nice showcase project and I actually used it the other evening. Usefulness!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Sweet!  Installed it; it works great.  I'll actually get a lot of use out of this at tastings and events where I have to pre-louche larger quantities of absinthe.  Ever try to serve 300 people at once when you're using a fountain or carafe?

 

It'd be cool if your other apps were also compatible with my phone. ;)


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

Ever try to serve 300 people at once when you're using a fountain or carafe?

 Yep. :thumbup:


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Very nice Joseph, thank you!


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#24 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

Hey! I've been writing some updates into the app to make it a whole lot more useful:

  • Default absinthe database
  • Ability to add custom entries to the DB
  • Writes 'notes' into each entry

Hope to have this out in a few weeks (so many other projects taking precedence).

 

The big question: I want to include a bunch of well-known... often-imbibed absinthes in the default DB. I have my own list of stuff to included just based off of discussions here... but is there a list of brand/abv that anyone keeps (something on WS, perhaps) that I could access for this purpose?  



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

The brand reviews have the ABV's listed.

 

If any are missing, check the online sellers sites, they usually have them listed. 



#26 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

Right on. I was just wondering if there was some plain-text master list lying around for easy parsing. Probably not :)



#27 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

For anyone not on Android - over the holidays I had published a paired-down web version with an updated absinthes list for basic web consumption here => http://fracturedvisi...a.com/absinthe/

 

Anyone with a modern Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, or whatever should be able to use basic dilution functions of the app via the web from this link. The Android app remains and will be updated in time as well.




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