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    What has happened to the Real Ale Pubs app, Dave? Just moved to a new phone and cannot find it to install. I still use it a fair bit, especially the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    What has happened to the Real Ale Pubs app, Dave? Just moved to a new phone and cannot find it to install. I still use it a fair bit, especially the map.
    Yes a question I've been meaning to ask, for the same reason I no longer have it, have tried a couple of other similar apps and they don't compare with ease of use plus many missing pubs, in fact they are comparitive rubbish.
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    It appears to have been withdrawn from the Play Store by Google, not sure how easy it would be to get it back in.

    My preference is to produce a web version of it that can still be sort of installed like an app. That way it will work on Apple & Android and is a lot easier to update.

    Take a look at https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/real-ale-pubs/ - if you are viewing in a mobile browser it may offer the option to 'install' or 'add to home screen', if not you should be able to find that option in settings somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    It appears to have been withdrawn from the Play Store by Google, not sure how easy it would be to get it back in.

    My preference is to produce a web version of it that can still be sort of installed like an app. That way it will work on Apple & Android and is a lot easier to update.

    Take a look at https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/real-ale-pubs/ - if you are viewing in a mobile browser it may offer the option to 'install' or 'add to home screen', if not you should be able to find that option in settings somewhere.
    Well done Dave , got it back on my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    It appears to have been withdrawn from the Play Store by Google, not sure how easy it would be to get it back in.

    My preference is to produce a web version of it that can still be sort of installed like an app. That way it will work on Apple & Android and is a lot easier to update.

    Take a look at https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/real-ale-pubs/ - if you are viewing in a mobile browser it may offer the option to 'install' or 'add to home screen', if not you should be able to find that option in settings somewhere.
    Excellent! That will come in right handy. Everyone should have this.

    Minor quibble - not sure how the Route directions bit works but it seems to prefer footpaths to roads, even if they are much longer and include infrequent pedestrian ferries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    Excellent! That will come in right handy. Everyone should have this.

    Minor quibble - not sure how the Route directions bit works but it seems to prefer footpaths to roads, even if they are much longer and include infrequent pedestrian ferries!
    It is a tricky one, it finds footpaths that Google doesn't and in many cases is really good for walking directions. Sometimes the footpaths are terrible and yes I've found the infrequent ferry issue near me too.

    I'll have a look to see if there are some settings I can change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    prefer footpaths to roads, even if they are much longer and include infrequent pedestrian ferries!
    I've changed settings now to just demand the shortest route it can find, that does mean it will still suggest some very inappropriate footpaths but shouldn't increase the distance by 20%

    Also set it to exclude ferries for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    I've changed settings now to just demand the shortest route it can find, that does mean it will still suggest some very inappropriate footpaths but shouldn't increase the distance by 20%

    Also set it to exclude ferries for now.
    That's sorted it! Makes complete sense to all my locals, eliminating the nonsense and just including one dodgy footpath, which admittedly is by far the shortest route. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    Take a look at https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/real-ale-pubs/ - if you are viewing in a mobile browser it may offer the option to 'install' or 'add to home screen', if not you should be able to find that option in settings somewhere.
    I would, but I have been blocked recently when using Chrome on my Android phone (by something called Cisco), from accessing even these relatively harmless forums. Apparently because pubs and alcohol are dangerous.) When I tried again today I was allowed to reach the site and was given a log in prompt which appeared to remember my user name except that it had a capital S, and even when I changed this, the forum still refused to recognise me, although I am - as you see - logged in via my laptop (using Firefox).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I would, but I have been blocked recently when using Chrome on my Android phone (by something called Cisco), from accessing even these relatively harmless forums. Apparently because pubs and alcohol are dangerous.) When I tried again today I was allowed to reach the site and was given a log in prompt which appeared to remember my user name except that it had a capital S, and even when I changed this, the forum still refused to recognise me, although I am - as you see - logged in via my laptop (using Firefox).
    ...got in eventually, though it tried desperately to put the capital S back in sheffield. Grrr!
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