SEO & Progressive Web App
Written by Marie Pireddu on Tuesday 26 November 2019
What is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results. Simply put, it’s increasing the likelihood to drive more unpaid traffic from search engines, which results in attracting visitors who are genuinely interested in the products your offer
Having good or favorable SEO means that your Progressive Web App comes up as one of the first results returned by the search engines when someone types the keywords you're aiming to be positioned around.
How does it work? When search engines turn up results, they are based on 2 elements :
To make up their index, search engines use indexation robots. These robots (bots) browse the web and collect information about the websites visited (content, links, activity, etc.).
Information saved in the index is then used by algorithms. For each request, they calculate and return the list of the most pertinent sites. There are many settings taken into account in judging the level of pertinence. Certain ones are of a technical nature, others are editorial, and some are related to various links that link sites together.
When optimizing SEO for your Progressive Web App, there are 3 aspects to consider : technical, editorial and link building
My GoodBarber Shopping App
Written by Marie Pireddu on Monday 25 November 2019
The GoodBarber regulars are already familiar with the My GoodBarber app which allows them to test their app before publishing it.
My GoodBarber Shopping App is now available too.
With my GoodBarber Shopping App you can preview on your phone all the Shopping apps you created with GoodBarber.
Note: to use My GoodBarber Shopping App, you need to have at least one active project on www.goodbarber.com
What's new at GoodBarber? October 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Tuesday 12 November 2019
You could not miss it, this month of October was marked by big news: the launch of GoodBarber Shopping App , the first app builder dedicated to the creation of Shopping Apps.
After months of development, we are proud to present you today a very complete product with solid foundations. GoodBarber Shopping App is already at the level expected of an eCommerce platform. But as you already know, our product is constantly evolving and you will be able to follow all the updates and improvements we will bring to this product.
With this new product you will note a change in our monthly rendez vous: it will no longer be split by platform but by application type GoodBarber Shopping Apps & GoodBarber Classic. You will be able to easily find the updates or bug fixes that concern you with tags indicating the platform concerned.
You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during October, 2019
Best practice to optimize your product page for your eCommerce
Written by Marie Pireddu on Thursday 7 November 2019
No matter if you already have your online shop for some time or if you are just starting your ecommerce adventure with your GoodBarber Shopping App– you won’t succeed unless you can attract clients to your app.
The way you present your products is crucial, because if it’s not appealing clients will simply click away.
You want to spend time to create high converting product pages.
With GoodBarber Shopping App you will benefit from all the tools necessary to optimize your product page.
How to customize the design of your app
Written by GoodBarber Team on Monday 4 November 2019
5 reasons to have a shopping app
Written by Marie Pireddu on Wednesday 23 October 2019
GoodBarber Shopping App is here!
Visionary retailers can now be present on mobile commerce with a powerful and intuitive Shopping App .
Mobile sales statistics set new records every year and according to Flurry, shopping apps usage grew faster than any other category of apps. The development of e-commerce business has shaped the online shopping behaviors of both clients and retailers, opening new possibilities for business expansion while offering a smooth customer experience.
Here are 5 reasons why you should start creating your Shopping App today.
GoodBarber Shopping App has arrived!
Written by Jerome Granados on Tuesday 1 October 2019
Today, we are launching GoodBarber Shopping App , the premier App Builder 100% dedicated to the creation of eCommerce apps.
Mobile sales statistics are setting new records every year..
When you shop, it's from your smartphone. For those born with the Internet, this is the norm. For others, it's amazing.. except when the user experience is not up to par.
We have all had disappointing shopping experiences on our mobile phones: the need to login again, poor display, long and tedious checkout process, a lot of data to enter on a small keyboard, etc. When the user experience is so discouraging, we give up and head for a merchant who allows us to shop easily.
GoodBarber Shopping App was born from our desire to equip all e-merchants with the technology that makes mobile shopping fun and powerful.
How to boost your app downloads?
Written by Christophe Spinetti on Wednesday 25 September 2019
With your app published on the Store (App Store and the Play Store ), you are one step closer to your goal. However, it’s not the time to stop working. You must now focus on promoting your app to boost your audience.
In order for your app to be successful, you need to think of all the details from the day you start creating it (or updating it).
In this article we will go over the best practices to increase your downloads.
What's new at GoodBarber? July 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Friday 9 August 2019
As you know, we have made it a point to improve GoodBarber day after day, and your suggestions are a great source of inspiration for us.
This month we have developed two novelties that you have been many to plebiscite:
- A new confirmation screen for the Form section : You now have the option to display to your users a summary page of their answers before the final submission of the form.
- New types of links for the Contact section : you can now add links towards Instagram, WhatsApp and Skype in your Contact section
Instagram, WhatsApp & Skype get Invited in your Contact section
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 9 August 2019
You asked us, and now it's done : links towards Instagram, WhatsApp and Skype are now available in your Contact section.
To set them up, go to Content> Sections> Contact> Edit content. Choose the type of link you want to add from the drop-down menu and enter the requested information.
User side behavior will differ depending on the type of link chosen:
- Instagram: the user is redirected to the web version of Instagram, on the page you have entered, he will then have the choice to stay on the web version, or to open the page in the app, if the latter is installed.
- WhatsApp: If the user owns the WhatsApp app, a pop up will ask permission to open the chat page in the WhatsApp app.
- Skype: A pop-up will ask for permission to open the Skype app. If the user does not have it, he will be invited to download it.
A new confirmation screen for the Form section
Written by Muriel Santoni on Thursday 8 August 2019
The Form section can have multiple uses in your app. Polls, orders, surveys, customer feedback etc... The potential for user engagement is enormous.
As you know, we strive to constantly develop our features, especially when they come from your suggestions.
Today we present a new feature for this section, which you have been many to plebiscite: a new confirmation screen before sending the form.
FlaminGo! App: Phuket in your pocket
Written by Muriel Santoni on Wednesday 7 August 2019
Phuket is a renowned island in Thailand, which was in need of an app that gathered all the main attractions, beaches, restaurants and events not to miss during a visit. The app offers privileges such as discounts up to 25% in the best restaurants of the island.
Unlike other systems, the app doesn't take in considerations reviews or ratings in order to not influence the users.
What's new at GoodBarber? June 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 3 July 2019
You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during June, 2019
What's new at GoodBarber? May 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 5 June 2019
You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during May, 2019
GoodBarber Developers’ Best Practices to optimize the speed of your app.
Written by Marie Pireddu on Friday 17 May 2019
Mobile has trained all of us to expect to get what we want, when we want. The impact of this new way of thinking can even be seen in the way we interact with mobile apps.
With every extra second@vikigreen/impact-of-slow-page-load-time-on-website-performance-40d5c9ce568a your app takes to load, your conversion rates drops by 7%. Making keeping your app running fast a must. For example, when Amazon decreased their loading time by 100-millisecond, their revenue increase by 1%!
And with so many options available in the Stores today, users patience is shrinking. You’ll read here and there that the ideal loading time for an app is 2 seconds. That’s a good average indeed.
We will see in this blog post how to stay close or below this threshold.
We’ve asked one of our lead developers, Sergio, for some advice on how to optimize the speed of your GoodBarber app.
Here are his 3 best practice tips:
What's new at GoodBarber? April 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 1 May 2019
This month a new menu has been published in your back office. It centralizes all your Back Office Settings pages and gives you one-click access to the following pages:
Team, it allows you to add members to your team and manage their access rights
Preferences: you can choose your app language and default email
Cookies, to inform your users of the cookies use of your PWA
404 error, you can customize your 404 page
External connections, to connect your app to external services ( Facebook, Twitter etc.)
Data Privacy, to be in compliance with your users privacy
App texts, to customize the generic texts used in your app
Backups, where you can back up your app
My files, to store files to use in your plugins
HEAD tag, allows you to add HTML tags to your PWA HEAD tag
What's new at GoodBarber? March 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 3 April 2019
Last year, Google warned developers of a technical change in sending and receiving push notifications.
GoodBarber took this change into account by updating the Android engine of your apps.
Fire Cloud Messaging, the system used to send and receive push notifications will therefore be the only system in effect from April 11, 2019.
You probably missed the announcement by Google and it’s perfectly normal. It’s GoodBarber's job to make sure that your Android app adapts to Google's regular updates (and Apple's iOS app).
You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during March, 2019
RESELLERS - What you need to know before getting started !
Written by Marie Daujam on Wednesday 13 March 2019
Before subscribing to the Reseller Plan , you have to opportunity to be contacted by phone by one of our team members.
From that moment on, you are getting close to creating Business with a powerful and innovating App builder but you may still have some questions.
You will find below the answers to the frequently asked questions during this first exchange.
- How does a GoodBarber App look like?
- Tell me more about the level of access I can grant my team/ clients
- What is the cost of the Reseller Plan?
- How to get started?
Discover the new Live+ version
Written by Muriel Santoni on Monday 11 March 2019
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.
What's new at GoodBarber? February 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 6 March 2019
Do you use our Couponing add-on ? So you're going to be particularly interested in what's new this month. If you are not yet a user, they should definitely convince you!
These new features concern the back office and will radically simplify the way you manage and analyze your discount coupons:
- new sorting options:
On the Business > Couponing > My Coupons page, until today you could sort your coupons based on their validity and expiration dates. From now on you can also sort them by:
- Their number of uses (Most used)
You can find the Business > Couponing > My Redeemed Coupons page which allows you to view the list of coupons used, by whom, in which shop, and on what date.
New mockups to preview your Splash screens
Written by Muriel Santoni on Tuesday 19 February 2019
During the crucial time it takes your app to open you could lose the attention of your users. Even though your GoodBarber app or PWA is build to launch quickly, you shouldn't overlook the importance of this General Design section : the Splashscreen.
It allows you to display an image, message or logo while your app is launching therefore catching the eye of your users and improving your chances to keep them interested until your content is displayed.
As you can see it is essential to take the time to perfect your Splash screen, its content as much as its design. If the content falls onto your creativity, we are putting our best features forward to help you with the design. Nowadays with so many different devices on the market, it is difficult to imagine and picture how your Splash screen will adapt to various screen sizes. We are now proposing different options to preview your splashscreen.
GoodBarber among the Champions of Growth 2019
Written by Sébastien Simoni on Wednesday 13 February 2019
Every year, “Les Echos”, French financial newspaper, publishes a ranking of the 500 French companies with the biggest growth curve. We entered in 24th place. Created in 2011, GoodBarber has continued to progress and is now part of the top 3 App-Builders in the world (#1 in Europe).
New dashboard for your back office
Written by Muriel Santoni on Monday 11 February 2019
We really take it to heart to constantly improve the back office as it is such a central instrument.
We not only want to offer the best app building platform, but also give you the tools to manage your app and your audience.
The new dashboard offers you an overview of your app. In a glimpse you can access all the major informations regarding your app. Responding to your subscription and enabled add-ons, it was created to only display relevant informations.
You will access this new dashboard as soon as :
- If you have a PWA subscription
● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
● PWA is published
- If you have an Android native subscription
● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
● Your app is published on Google Play
- If you have an iOS Premium subscription
● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
● Your app is published on Google Play
● Your app is published on the App Store
What's new at Goodbarber? January 2019
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 6 February 2019
This year we started strongly with the release of a new back office version: GoodBarber 4.7
GoodBarber 4.7 main goal is CMS (Content Management System) improvement. In the version 4.7 , CMS was designed for a smooth, efficient content management, no matter the content volume of the app.
We’ve also implemented a new way to preview your app. With the idea in mind to keep a visually clean interface, only the smartphone format is available from the back office. If you want to preview your app in all the available formats (mobile, tablet or desktop) click on the preview link (top right).
You’re already enjoying all the benefits of GoodBarber 4.7 but if you are interested in learning more about this new version, don’t hesitate to read this article .
You can find a summary of the developments and updates made during January, 2019 below