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  • Introducing Palate - the coffee tasting app

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    Perc is a Leeds (UK) based coffee app business making specialty coffee more accessible with thehelp of the world’s most passionate coffee enthusiasts and professionals!

    Launched on the 1st June 2017 - we'd encourage you to head over iTunes and pop £2.99 into the meter and give Palate a whirl.

    Click here to find out more about Palate - the coffee tasting app

    Perc has created Palate as a simple app, designed to start complex conversations, and they would love to know what you think of it! Perc wants this to be the most useful tool possible and can’t do that without your help and opinions.

    Just to briefly mention what's already planned for a "pro features” update late July:

    • Browse your entire collection of taste cards, stored within the app
    • An additional square add-on so the taste card can change from a square to a rectangle as needed. This allows for more data inputs such as:
      • Location data, brew method, & a general text field
      • Data fields to showcase your entire brew recipe
      • Data fields for extraction data and other technical stuff

    • An ace or two up our sleeves that we’re not revealing just yet

    But, in the meantime we’ll be honing Palate into the most useful and easily usable version of itself that it can be. We’ve had some great feedback so far and are looking forward to hearing yours.

    The Perc team.
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. kennyboy993's Avatar
      kennyboy993 -
      Looks interesting, giving it a whirl. Happy to support a Leeds company too
    1. Phobic's Avatar
      Phobic -
      shame no android version or I would have given this a go..
    1. fatboyslim's Avatar
      fatboyslim -
      Big shame no android version
    1. grumpydaddy's Avatar
      grumpydaddy -
      Given that android market share is probably 80/20 vs apple this needs to be addressed
    1. Jon's Avatar
      Jon -
      Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
      Given that android market share is probably 80/20 vs apple this needs to be addressed
      More like 59/41...
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Feedback received by developer.
      That's exactly the sort of thing they would like to hear.
    1. Hibbsy's Avatar
      Hibbsy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
      More like 59/41...
      I think its around 66/33 in favor of android.
      But does still always seem that apple apps are first to appear.
    1. filthynines's Avatar
      filthynines -
      If 73/27 hasn't been taken can I claim it?
    1. Jon's Avatar
      Jon -
      Mine was actually based on data! https://www.kantarworldpanel.com/glo...-market-share/
    1. kennyboy993's Avatar
      kennyboy993 -
      You're not missing much at the moment. Seems all I can do is record a taste and nothing else. Can't access any saved records
    1. grumpydaddy's Avatar
    1. Chris (Percit.co)'s Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by kennyboy993 View Post
      Looks interesting, giving it a whirl. Happy to support a Leeds company too
      Hey Kenny, thanks for the support!
    1. kennyboy993's Avatar
      kennyboy993 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris (Percit.co) View Post
      Hey Kenny, thanks for the support!
      Chris - please see further comment, am I missing something?
    1. Chris (Percit.co)'s Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phobic View Post
      shame no android version or I would have given this a go..
      Hey guys, we're very happy to hear that the android community is itching to get their hands on Palate as well. We've got a solution to bring Palate to Android & Windows phones but it's going to take a bit of time.

      As to why we chose to launch iOS first, while Android does have a leg up globally on iOS in terms of numbers, this isn't the case in the specialty coffee market. Our market research has shown the majority are iOS users. Additionally, the adoption rate of paid apps is exponentially higher on apple and we felt strongly that we didn't want to support the app via ads. Another interesting thing to note is that it's much more expensive developing for the android platform due to consistency issues. With hundreds of varaint devices you need to spend more time designing as there are hundreds/thousands of additional problems and
      considerations to tackle.

      I know that's not an easy pill to swallow but the decision was not made lightlyor flippantly. But, I'm really happy to say that we're on the case and it's definitely coming!
    1. Chris (Percit.co)'s Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by kennyboy993 View Post
      You're not missing much at the moment. Seems all I can do is record a taste and nothing else. Can't access any saved records
      Hey Kenny, thanks for the feedback! After you log all the flavours you taste in a coffee you can save it to your camera roll and refer to it in your Palate photo album or you can share it to social media, both of which allow for future reference of previously logged coffees.

      If you're looking for a backlog of coffees you've tasted within the app, that's part of our major update coming in July. In the meantime, your app saves all of the data you've logged and this will be grandfathered in to the updated infrastructure so you'll still be able to browse all previously logged coffees within the app as well as sorting them by coffee name, roaster, origin, and process.

      Additional features include a whole host of alternate datasets that are displayed on a second square that attaches to the original tastecard. Everything from adding in your own flavours that aren't part of the WCR sensory lexicon all the way to TDS and water information.

      The main focus of Palate is to get people thinking more and more about WHAT they're tasting in a way that allows them to dive deeper into the WHY with other enthusiasts or industry professionals.

      All that said, we want this to be as useful as possible so any feature requests, no matter how large or small, are fair game! We can't guarantee the feature you want will mesh with the long term vision for this tool but we will absolutely bring it to the team and do everything possible to find a way to implement it effectively!
    1. igm45's Avatar
      igm45 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris (Percit.co) View Post
      Hey Kenny, thanks for the feedback! After you log all the flavours you taste in a coffee you can save it to your camera roll and refer to it in your Palate photo album or you can share it to social media, both of which allow for future reference of previously logged coffees.

      If you're looking for a backlog of coffees you've tasted within the app, that's part of our major update coming in July. In the meantime, your app saves all of the data you've logged and this will be grandfathered in to the updated infrastructure so you'll still be able to browse all previously logged coffees within the app as well as sorting them by coffee name, roaster, origin, and process.

      Additional features include a whole host of alternate datasets that are displayed on a second square that attaches to the original tastecard. Everything from adding in your own flavours that aren't part of the WCR sensory lexicon all the way to TDS and water information.

      The main focus of Palate is to get people thinking more and more about WHAT they're tasting in a way that allows them to dive deeper into the WHY with other enthusiasts or industry professionals.

      All that said, we want this to be as useful as possible so any feature requests, no matter how large or small, are fair game! We can't guarantee the feature you want will mesh with the long term vision for this tool but we will absolutely bring it to the team and do everything possible to find a way to implement it effectively!
      I'm an Android user so haven't had a chance to use the app yet.

      I keep notes on my phone about grinder settings and brew ratios of beans that I'm likely to buy again.
      Then if/when I do I know what brew ratio/grinder setting to start at. Could this be incorporated into the app also?
    1. Chris (Percit.co)'s Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by igm45 View Post
      I'm an Android user so haven't had a chance to use the app yet.

      I keep notes on my phone about grinder settings and brew ratios of beans that I'm likely to buy again.
      Then if/when I do I know what brew ratio/grinder setting to start at. Could this be incorporated into the app also?
      Absolutely! One of the datasets in our July update is this very thing. It allows you to record your entire brew recipe. This one is a particular favourite of mine as it not only allows for easy access when you buy them again but also means you can really easily swap recipes with fellow coffee lovers! This is particularly useful as you can log the same coffee many different times but with a different recipe and compare what flavour changes have resulted from your recipe changes.
    1. igm45's Avatar
      igm45 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris (Percit.co) View Post
      Absolutely! One of the datasets in our July update is this very thing. It allows you to record your entire brew recipe. This one is a particular favourite of mine as it not only allows for easy access when you buy them again but also means you can really easily swap recipes with fellow coffee lovers! This is particularly useful as you can log the same coffee many different times but with a different recipe and compare what flavour changes have resulted from your recipe changes.
      Sounds great,

      Looks like it has potential of developing into a useful little app. I know you'll be busy with a million things with a small team to start with, however, do you have any idea how long it is likely to be before we see this on Android?
    1. Chris (Percit.co)'s Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by igm45 View Post
      Sounds great,

      Looks like it has potential of developing into a useful little app. I know you'll be busy with a million things with a small team to start with, however, do you have any idea how long it is likely to be before we see this on Android?
      Thats a really great question! So the earliest would be 3 months from now. The longest would be 6. A lot of that is down to how long it takes to get things as perfect as possible with the iOS version. We knew that July's pro feature update would offer most of the functionality that people might want. But we're really keen to leave some room for the community to direct where this goes and, given the expense of android development we wanna make sure we've done due diligence before building an android/windows phone solution.

      Personally, I'm one of those annoying people that wants everything to happen as fast as a I can imagine it but over time I'm slowly learning to know when to double down and run like crazy and when to trust that a leisurely pace is the right choice. So, trust me, if an opportunity to jump ahead opens up we'll be taking it!
    1. igm45's Avatar
      igm45 -
      Thank you, I look forward to seeing how this enterprise unfolds.
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