“Foursquare for beer” Untappd is announcing its one millionth checkin today, in addition to the acqi-hire of other niche beer checkin app RedPint, an iPhone app co-created by founders John Vajda and Alicia Benjamin.
Said Untappd co-founders Tim Mather and Greg Avola in a blog post,”As with many craft breweries, collaboration is one of the best ways to benefit the community and it is with this merger that we will be able to dedicate more time and resources to continue to build and cultivate Untappd.”
Through the web app Untappd, which has been around since 2010, users have the ability to check in to niche beers with their friends and share their checkins to Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. The RedPint acquisition means that the creation of native iPhone and Android apps is shortly on the horizon, and should be completed by the end of this year.
RedPint is a Boston-based start-up creating a social platform that encourages craft beer exploration through user generated data such as location and beer check-ins, beer photos, ratings, comments, and videos. RedPint’s aims to connect craft and micro brewers to new and existing customers. – RedPint was acquired by Untappd in June 2011.
Untappd is a new way to socially share the brew you’re currently enjoying, as well as where you’re enjoying it, with your friends! Dubbed by the community as “the foursquare for beer”, Untappd allows users to check-in to what they’re drinking, have the option of attaching a location, and then share this check-in with their friends on Untappd. We take the social interaction a step further by integrating with Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare (which allows you to check-in...