Beer Style Guidelines v2024.3 (macOS / iOS / iPadOS)

I just released a major update to Beer Style Guidelines for macOS. This is the largest macOS update since the initial Catalyst version in 2022.

What’s New?

Just like the iOS and iPadOS version that I released in March, the user interface has been completely rewritten. Previously, I used Mac Catalyst to generate the macOS version of the app. The new version shares most of the SwiftUI codebase from the iOS and iPadOS versions.

I tried to stick with as much SwiftUI as I could for the macOS version. I was pretty successful in this effort. It helps that I don’t know much AppKit. This meant that the macOS version may be missing some features.

App Review

This was my first non-Catalyst app to go through Apple’s App Review. I had written a macOS app before, but I distributed it myself.

App Review was much tougher on me for this release. They caught several issues I hadn’t thought of. I’m happy they checked the app for some basic things. We had several back and forth before they approved the app.

What’s Next?

I’m not sure yet. I’ll keep an eye out for any crash or bug reports.

The 2024 version of the Brewers Association Style Guide hasn’t been released yet.

While I wait, I’m debating between several projects.

One possible project is something completely new. I have a feeling it will take me a long time to implement. I’m not sure if I’m ready for that kind of commitment yet. But this may be an app that can make some extra income for me.

I have two other ideas for Beer Style Guidelines. I’m not going to give away the ideas yet. But these could be fun to work on.