Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iDelux, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. iDelux macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    Something we found missing from all GPS apps is the ability to locate alcohol to purchase. We solved that problem for Canada.

    Introducing the essential app for everyone living in Canada over the legal drinking age:

    DRINKS: ONTARIO (itunes link)
    DRINKS: ALBERTA (itunes link)
    DRINKS: QUEBEC (itunes link)
    DRINKS: SASKATCHEWAN (coming soon)
    DRINKS: MANITOBA (coming soon)
    DRINKS: BRITISH COLUMBIA (coming soon)
    DRINKS: NOVA SCOTIA (coming soon)

    (Must be legal drinking age to purchase)

    Drinks helps you find the closest liquor retail outlet, and provides you with handy tools to help with your purchasing.

    *Screen shots belows are from DRINKS: ONTARIO

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    FIND DRINKS - Locates the nearest liquor retail outlets to your current location. For each location you can call the store or sync with maps to provide you with directions on getting there.

    EMPTIES CALCULATOR: Easily see how much cash you will get back for returning your empties.

    MY ORDERS: Handy note pad to write down alcohol orders for you and your friends

    PROMOS: The Promotional section keeps you informed on the latest promotional offerings from alcohol companies whose products you can find at the store.

    No matter where you live in Canada this app is sure to be a great addition to your iPhone.
  2. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
  3. PatrickRS macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008
    Funny. I've never had any trouble before finding a liquor store. :D

    Also, why on earth would you have to be legal drinking age just to buy an iPhone app about liquor stores? If your app was intoxicating all by itself, we wouldn't need to find any liquor stores. :rolleyes:
  4. (Jay) macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    Personally, I find it easiest to just open up the Google Mobile app and say "Beer Store (city name)" and then click the link which will show my location via GPS and all the surrounding Beer Stores - and its free ;)

    I've also never had to use an app to figure out how much money i'd get back from empties - really not that complicated lol

    "Dammit I've got two cases of empties, if only I had an app to figure out what 48 x .10 is!!!!!!!"
  5. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
  6. iDelux thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008

    -Nova Scotia is coming soon! Hang in there!


    -Yeah I know where all the liquor stores are around me too! This app should be helpful when traveling, or going to an area you are unfamiliar with. And the "must be legal drinking age" is part of an Act set by the government. We are not allowed to promote to minors.

    @ (Jay)

    - Your right it is really easy to use Google Maps. Unfortunately Google Maps does not list many of the Beer Stores and LCBO's in Ontario. And other provinces are privatized, so typing in anything Google Maps is not useful unless you know the exact store name. DRINKS has it own database separate from Google. Almost all locations are included, and we are working around the clock to make sure we get them all.


    -Glad you like it! Feel free to give us a review on iTunes :)

    Thanks all!
  7. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Ahh, I remember being in Ontario and having to search out an LCBO. Fun times!
  8. (Jay) macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    Good point. I wasn't knocking your app really, just having fun with you. I can see how it would be useful for those that travel a lot.

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