Also, is it possible to do a character count on the message and insert page numbers on individual text messages? For instance, when I tried "Guinness", I received 9 text messages. I know there's no way to control in which order the recipient gets the messages, but sometimes there's a little bit of mental work scroll back & forth through various out-of-order texts and try to read them in the correct order. Something like (1/3), (2/3), (3/3). I realize that only adds to the payload, so maybe it should only be done for the really long ones?
Just my 2 cents. Very cool! I will definitely tell others about this.
i'm going to increase the delay between messages being sent (hopefully upon doing so, you'll receive them in the right order).
thanks again ;)
Also, is there some sort of revenue generation happening here?
You can estimate it at about 30 Calories (kcal) per % ABV in a 12 oz beer. About 40 for a 16 oz (american pint), 50 for an imperial pint.
Basically, yeast converts a fairly predictable percentage (70%-80%) of the sugars into alcohol, so the Calorie difference between two different styles at the same ABV will tend to be small because they'll both have similar amounts of residual non-fermented sugar. (well, sours will often have a lot less residual sugar and particularly strong beers are likely to have more, so those estimates get further off for those).
Some beers do print the Original Gravity or Plato, and given that and either the final gravity/plato or the ABV you could calculate the amount of residual sugar for a much more precise answer.
admittedly, i threw it some pretty difficult ones: eichhof (swiss), taybeh (palestinian), but I just tried heineken and still no luck.. any thoughts?
however, of those that do, i’m experiencing a bit of a bug with foreign beers. if i enter the name of a lesser-known foreign beer with multiple variations i get a response requesting clarification/the specific type of that beer (as expected); but, it appears to be in the language of that country’s beer..
for example i entered erdinger (a german beer) and got the response: privatbraueri erdinger weissbr?u, erdinger weizen, (that’s the exact text, i think it was also cut-off for some reason). when i replied erdinger weizen i got a full reply with name/description/ABV in english.
tried the same with a belgian beer and it happened with that one as well.
The source is at https://github.com/PintLabs/BreweryMap-Tropo
(Disclaimer: I work for Voxeo)
maybe adding an alternate command, something like "<beer name> details", for the full description instead would be nice
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