What's new at GoodBarber? October 2018

Written by on Wednesday, November 7th 2018

A lot of you give us regular feedback on your usage of GoodBarber and possible fixes and improvements that you think we could make. We are really appreciative of these suggestions, as they are a significant help to us in continuously making GoodBarber a more powerful app builder that meets your needs. 

This month we worked on different fixes and improvements that you've asked for—one in particular that should really please Map section users—from now on, the distance between the user and the map points is displayed even if the list of points isn't ordered by location. 

You can find a summary of the developments and updates made during October, 2018 below:

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What's new at GoodBarber? September 2018

Written by on Friday, October 5th 2018

September is already over, so it's time to take a look at what our developer teams did this month. 

Below you'll find a summary of the developments and updates made in September, 2018:

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Dealing with domain names

Written by on Monday, September 24th 2018

A lot of people find the idea of changing the domain on their GoodBarber project appealing as it allows them to build a stronger image without the presence of another brand. GoodBarber doesn't sell domain names, you'll have to purchase one from an external provider if you want to take advantage of this option, and you'll then be able to configure it from your provider's platform and install it in your GoodBarber backend as you'll be using our servers. 

Setting up a new domain name can look a bit daunting for first-timers, but it's no big deal. Take a look at some basic info you need to know and some of the most common issues users struggle with to avoid common pitfalls. 

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World Cleanup Day 2018 - GoodBarber participates in cleaning up the planet

Written by on Wednesday, September 19th 2018

Over 13 million people in 144 countries participated in World Cleanup Day this September 15th. Initiated by Natacha, our iOS developer, the GoodBarber team got together to be a part of this worldwide event. We chose to clean up the roadside area of one of the main highways in Ajaccio, where our headquarters are located. 

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Our internet access accidentally cut off

Written by on Tuesday, September 18th 2018

This morning, the technicians at OVH (our internet access provider) were working on the data center switches where the GoodBarber and WMaker servers are located. An incorrect configuration was installed on these machines, triggering a bug. The result was that our internet access was immediately cut off. 

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The immersive experience of the iPhone Xs

Written by on Tuesday, September 11th 2018

Apple devices are constantly evolving and pushing the limits of extraordinary user experience. The end of 2017 marked a turning point in Apple smartphone design with the release of the iPhone X, because apart from incredible resolution, this new iPhone boasts an ultra-immersive screen, covering almost the entire surface of the smartphone. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? August 2018

Written by on Thursday, September 6th 2018

It's back to school at GoodBarber! As you know, we never stop working on improvements to allow you to go further with your apps, and August was no different. 

Below you'll find a summary of developments and updates made throughout August 2018:

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Are native apps still the best?

Written by on Tuesday, August 28th 2018

A few years ago, there was no doubt that native apps were the best way to get content out there on mobile. A native app is made to work exclusively on your phone, in the most integrated way possible. However, since about two years ago, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) have been disrupting the norms that native established. Certain big-time apps like Facebook or AirBnB have changed their minds on their choice of technology for offering the best user experience on mobile. 

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Have you heard about stats in your PWA?

Written by on Friday, August 17th 2018

You're well aware of all the advantages and potential Progressive Web Apps have to offer. If you've already created your PWA or you're planning to do so, this article is for you.

GoodBarber allows you to access statistics concerning traffic generated by your PWA that will allow you to better understand your users' behavior and to adapt accordingly. 

Two types of stats are available to you: internal statistics, accessible in your back office once your PWA is published, and external statistics

Let's take a deeper look.

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What's new at GoodBarber? July 2018

Written by on Friday, August 3rd 2018

More and more of you are shifting over to Progressive Web Apps and we couldn't be happier about it. Your feedback has allowed us to identify which aspects of PWAs to work on in order to provide you with a tool that meets your needs as much as possible. 

This month, we worked on two points concerning PWAs that came directly from your suggestions. 

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Push notifications: PWA, Android, or iOS, target your users by platform

Written by on Tuesday, July 31st 2018

The emergence of Progressive Web Apps meant the arrival of a new possibility: sending web push notifications. They are received by users directly in their web browser. This feature is supported by the majority of recent browsers, and the list of them is growing every day.  

If you've subscribed to a native GoodBarber offer and you've activated the PWA version of your app, you have the option to send push notifications to your native iOS, Android, and PWA users. Being able to directly contact all of your users regardless of the device they're using is a significant advantage. 

On the other hand, in some cases it can be a good idea to adapt your communication based on the type of user. Certain messages may only apply to web users (to get them to install the application for example), or only native iOS users (maybe to inform them of an update that only concerns iPhones). Basically, it's good to have the option to target users based on their platform, and now this is possible. 

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Discover the new Live+ version

Written by on Monday, July 30th 2018

The GoodBarber regulars are already familiar with the Live+ add-on since it's been a part of our catalogue for a long time and has attracted many a user. 

For those of you who don't know, Live+ is an advanced audio player, allowing you to broadcast an M3U feed, display the title, the artist name, and the album illustration. 
 
The user can share the title of what they're listening to on social networks, as well as buy it. They can view the last 5 items they listened to in the application.

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