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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Restrict access to your PWA with a password

Written by on Friday, July 27th 2018

You know that Progressive Web Apps are accessible via a URL, indexed by search engines, and can therefore potentially be used by all web users. 

This is a huge advantage in terms of visibility and audience acquisition in most cases, however in certain situations, it can actually be a setback.  

Maybe you want to take advantage of all the perks of a progressive web app, but for its content to be available only to a private audience, like in the case of enterprise apps?

Now it's possible, thanks to a new feature:

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GoodBarber 4.5—Managing your app's design

Written by on Tuesday, July 24th 2018

A few weeks ago, we explained how to manage your app's content. As you know, design is our competitive advantage, which is why we didn't skimp when it came to bringing you an all new design menu, where you can manage all aspects of your app's design. 

Here are a few design options that you can manage from this new menu detailed below: 

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Facebook restricts its API access — Calendar and Photo pages now work differently

Written by on Monday, July 23rd 2018

A few months ago the Cambridge Analytica scandal occurred. This British company, specializing in large scale data analysis and communications consulting, was accused of using 87 million Facebook users' data without their knowledge for political marketing purposes
 
Facebook, who ended up in the middle of all the turmoil, made the decision to entirely remodel its policy concerning the protection of its users' data. The goal of this approach was obviously to reinforce security, especially with regards to user data shared with third party applications. 

Personal data security has been a major issue in 2018, so Facebook's solutions are not surprising. This will have some impact on your GoodBarber application, if you use a Facebook connector in one of your pages. 

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