FAQ / Help

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Below are common questions that we have heard from our users. They are roughly organized so that the first questions are fairly broad, followed by specific questions covering the different areas of the BeerHiker application.

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General

After you complete a hike (click on the “End Hike” button), you will be asked if you want to “Resume Hiking”, “Save Hike”, or “Discard hike”. If you save the hike you will see the finish hike screen. At the bottom of this screen is a share button.

Click the share button, take a picture or attach one if desired, and then select the method to share.

Beer

When hiking with the BeerHiker, the large beer fills up. When it is full, it is moved into the refrigerator and a new beer starts to fill.

When you complete the hike, you will see the hike complete screen with the results of the hike. This shows number of beers earned, time hiking, miles completed, and any badges earned.

After clicking done, an hike is added to the hikes page and the hike related information is updated on the front of the refrigerator as well as on the accomplishments page.

The refrigerator is empty for the next hike. 

The BeerHiker uses a highly proprietary algorithm to determine beers earned:)

The algorithm uses time and speed hiking, elevation gained, and hiker weight to calculate incremental calories burned during the hike (incremental to the calories that would be burned at rest).

This calorie calculation is then converted to beers earned based on the current beer selected.

Click on the current beer selection to change the name.

When you do this, you will see the full list of beers that the BeerHiker has in its database.

You can select one of these by scrolling and clicking on a beer, then clicking the “Select” button.

You can also search for a beer by typing a part of the name in the search box and  hitting enter or done on the phone keyboard. Click on the desired beer and click the “Select” button.

NOTE: You can add a new beer from this screen as well. See the item on adding a beer.

Hikes

There is a pulldown menu in the upper left corner of the app. Click this.

From here you can access a number of different pages including your “Hikes”.

Click on this link. You will see all of the hikes that you have completed. It shows the date and name of the hike, beers earned, miles and time hiked.

When you are on the completed hike screen, you will see a default hike name at the top above the picture of a beer and details of the hike.

Click on the hike name and enter the name that you would like to use. Then click done or enter on the keyboard.

Achievements

There is a pulldown menu in the upper left corner of the app. Click this.

From here you can access a number of different pages including your “Achievements”.

Click on this link. You will see beers earned, miles hiked, and total hikes. You will also see all of the magnets that are available, with those earned in full color along with those still to be earned with less color.