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#1 OFFLINE   naijai

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:08 AM

There is a new sport bar finder app in the Apple & Android stores to find DirecTV Sports programming

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#2 OFFLINE   ahearst

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:22 AM

Downloaded just now. Thanks OP!

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:14 AM

There is a new sport bar finder app in the Apple & Android stores to find DirecTV Sports programming


What is the name of the app?


EDIT: Found it, how well does it work?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:28 AM

What is the name of the app?


EDIT: Found it, how well does it work?


There is a feature missing, it does not display the temperature of the beer. :hurah:
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:34 AM

There is a feature missing, it does not display the temperature of the beer. :hurah:


It is also a little hard to find in the apps list because the app is called Sportsbar Finder, but it is listed as Barfinder in the app list.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:30 AM

I love the concept of finding sports bars with DirecTV subscriptions. But it seems like it needs a bit of work still on Android.

It's a bit buggy and slow. When you start the app it tries to determine your location and place bars on the map. It's pretty slow to pull up the results. Similar apps like Google Maps or Yelp pull up locations fairly quickly. The sports filters don't seem to work, filtering by sport doesn't change the bars that appear so not sure how useful that feature is. Since there are alot of locations that pull up like the Moose Lodge and Taco John's I'd like to be able to filter those out potentially.

When I start the app I notice the location finding service via the GPS radio is engaged so it is actively trying to find my location. When I leave the application (via the back arrow as there is no exit) I notice that the app is still actively trying to find my location still so that's not good on the battery. So I end up having to force close the application.

All in all great concept, but need to work out the bugs.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

Interesting idea, my guess is the bars get listed if they pruchase various DirecTV sports packages. Good idea and nice selling tool for the DirecTV commercial account reps. Having heard some of the prices sportsbars pay for the sports packages, this is a nice bonus for them.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:36 AM

I love the concept of finding sports bars with DirecTV subscriptions. But it seems like it needs a bit of work still on Android.

It's a bit buggy and slow. When you start the app it tries to determine your location and place bars on the map. It's pretty slow to pull up the results. Similar apps like Google Maps or Yelp pull up locations fairly quickly. The sports filters don't seem to work, filtering by sport doesn't change the bars that appear so not sure how useful that feature is. Since there are alot of locations that pull up like the Moose Lodge and Taco John's I'd like to be able to filter those out potentially.

When I start the app I notice the location finding service via the GPS radio is engaged so it is actively trying to find my location. When I leave the application (via the back arrow as there is no exit) I notice that the app is still actively trying to find my location still so that's not good on the battery. So I end up having to force close the application.

All in all great concept, but need to work out the bugs.


Agreed.

Great concept, but the implementation is not there yet.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

Thats pretty cool that theres a Sports Bar App. I've read the previous comments saying that it had bugs in it, but at least its a start.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:30 PM

searched it in the market and couldn't find and scanned the QR code and didn't work. Help plz?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

searched it in the market and couldn't find and scanned the QR code and didn't work. Help plz?


Search for barfinder in market. That's how I found it.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:32 PM

searched it in the market and couldn't find and scanned the QR code and didn't work. Help plz?


Search for barfinder in market. That's how I found it.


I used App Brain to find it.

See my post above about the misname issue.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

i am wondering if d* is also hopeful that this will lead to catching those that are using non-commercial accounts at bars. meaning, if they include a "your bar isn't included on the map" option, they could then have people telling them "you need to include bar X", etc

i think you guys get the picture . . . .

all-around win for d* if you ask me.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

Yea, this app should help some people and hurt others ....

Help Police: Get some more DUI fines as well as driving while using the iPhone (edit: and 'Droid) in some states.
Help Bars: Will get more patrons.
Hurt Insurance Co's: Increase our car insurance rates and medical insurance rates when the users use the app while driving and run into trees after leaving the bar while DUI.
Help Hospitals: More money from the insurance companies when they have to bring in the extra drunks who are splattered on the road.

There must be a few more pluses and minuses. :)

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:16 PM

I wanna know where NCAA games are! Whose got the Alabama game Saturday night!?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

http://chart.apis.go...rectv.barfinder

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:33 PM

I wanna know where NCAA games are! Whose got the Alabama game Saturday night!?


I believe that one is only available via PPV (ESPN GamePlan) and ESPN3.com.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

Surprised that DTV would "align" themselves with Sports Bars. Everyone "knows" sports bars are wonderful commercial customers for DTV (which keeps shareholders happy) but placing their logo on this app could be construed as "condoning" alcohol activities. That's not my personal train of thought, but to me it seems like a surprise move for such a conservative company.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

Surprised that DTV would "align" themselves with Sports Bars. Everyone "knows" sports bars are wonderful commercial customers for DTV (which keeps shareholders happy) but placing their logo on this app could be construed as "condoning" alcohol activities. That's not my personal train of thought, but to me it seems like a surprise move for such a conservative company.


Sports Bars across the nation already advertise "NFL Sunday Ticket Available Here" with signage .. how is that any different than an App that does pretty much the same thing?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:51 PM

Plus, the EULA pretty much says 3 times you can only use it if you are 21. No way of proving that, but they still put it...

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:15 PM

What I would like to see is an app that tells you about MDUs that have Directv. I am going to have to move out of a house and probably won't be able to take my Directv with me. What I want is an app or website that tells me what MDUs have Directv on the property.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:27 PM

Does this app tell you what places have what packages? I.e., could you use this app to only find sports bars near you that have NHLCI?
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:30 PM

Yea, this app should help some people and hurt others ....

Help Police: Get some more DUI fines as well as driving while using the iPhone (edit: and 'Droid) in some states.
Help Bars: Will get more patrons.
Hurt Insurance Co's: Increase our car insurance rates and medical insurance rates when the users use the app while driving and run into trees after leaving the bar while DUI.
Help Hospitals: More money from the insurance companies when they have to bring in the extra drunks who are splattered on the road.

There must be a few more pluses and minuses. :)


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:23 AM

There must be a few more pluses and minuses. :)


probably more pluses....

with all the drunks you're worried about smashing cars, they'd have to buy new ones. Obviously you're stereotyping the NFL fan demographic as rednecks with total lack of self control. If that's truly the case, they would be purchasing nothing else than US made pickups - which in turn would save the US auto industry, which in turn would take us out of the recession. I think this tiny APP may be responsible for turning the economy around and bringing prosperity back to this once great nation. As your 401K grows again, the minuses you speak of will feel irrelevant.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:39 AM

Surprised that DTV would "align" themselves with Sports Bars. Everyone "knows" sports bars are wonderful commercial customers for DTV (which keeps shareholders happy) but placing their logo on this app could be construed as "condoning" alcohol activities. That's not my personal train of thought, but to me it seems like a surprise move for such a conservative company.


Article released yesterday suggests that drinking alcohol promotes more longevity than those who abstain. Maybe DirecTV is simply looking out for the lives of their subscribers and timed the app release with the publishing of the study...

OR maybe it's a huge coincidence.

One of several articles published yesterday

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