Merry Christmas - 2018

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 24 December 2018

... we wish you a merry christmas ... !

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Block Island: a complete tourist guide, in an app.

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 17 December 2018

Gathering all the information needed to discover Block Island is the idea that Rob Lucier and his nephew Will Gasner had. We are delighted that GoodBarber has enabled them to make their project a reality. We have the pleasure to present you this great app, as well as Rob's feedback on the features used and his experience with GoodBarber.

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Maps management on PWAs: choose your provider

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 6 December 2018

You may not know it, but recently Google has changed its pricing policy for its Map services. Previously completely free, the use of Google Maps is now subject to billing, and it may impact you if you reach a certain rate of use on your PWA.

 

Explanations.

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What's new at GoodBarber? November 2018

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 5 December 2018

As you know, at GoodBarber, we like to give you choices. Once again this month, our teams were working on a specific option, which has been talked about for a few months following Google’s pricing changes. Now you can choose the map provider that will be used to display all the maps of your PWA: Google Maps or Mapbox.

There are not a lot of map providers in the market and new uses are giving location data more and more value. If those services were previously free, pricing is now applied in most cases. With this in mind, it was essential for us to give you the opportunity to choose the provider that best suits you between these two market institutions.

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

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FAQs about mobile apps creation

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 19 November 2018

You have questions about using GoodBarber and more generally about creating native moble apps and Progressive Web Apps? This article lists the most frequently asked questions by our users.

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What's new at GoodBarber? October 2018

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 7 November 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 Mathieu Fancello  on  Friday 5 October 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 GoodBarber Team  on  Monday 24 September 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 Christophe Spinetti  on  Wednesday 19 September 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 Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 18 September 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 11 September 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 Mathieu Fancello  on  Thursday 6 September 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 Christophe Spinetti  on  Tuesday 28 August 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 17 August 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 Mathieu Fancello  on  Friday 3 August 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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What is a push notification ? Why it matters ?

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 31 July 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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Restrict access to your PWA with a password

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 27 July 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 24 July 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 23 July 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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What's new at GoodBarber? June 2018

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 4 July 2018

It's time to introduce you to the latest version of one of our advanced add-ons: Live + 

For those who aren't familiar with this add-on, it's an audio player that allows you to broadcast an M3U feed and to display metadata associated with the track being played, such as the title, name of the artist, and album cover. 

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GoodBarber 4.5 – A new way to manage your content

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Wednesday 13 June 2018

With GoodBarber 4.5 , we bet everything on your productivity. We thought about the best way for you to take advantage of the power of GoodBarber as intuitively as possible.
 
One of the biggest changes is the separation of the Content and Design menus.
 
Now, you are managing your content in one dedicated menu. Thus, the structure of your app is immediately shown when you enter the Content menu. The panel allows you to see, at a glance, the organization of your pages.
Moreover, to be able to edit your content from the beginning to end on the same screen, a new Content tab has been created at the top of the screen when you select the page you want to work on. When you click on that tab, you go from the page preview to the editor, on a full page. Create, modify, and organize your items from this new space, and preview your changes with one click.
 
 
Let’s review the new way to create your content together.

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New GoodBarber 4.5 Themes: Venice

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 8 June 2018

Summer is almost here and, with the launch of GoodBarber 4.5, it’s time to publish one of the themes you love. Allow me to introduce the theme Venice!

You were already familiar with Sunset or Stardust. This time our designer, Marie-Julie, used her amazing talents to once more blow your mind with a magnificent color gradient.
 
Discover more about this theme in the following infographic, and don’t hesitate to try it in your app! Don’t forget that, thanks to our new editor for personalized themes, you can use it as a base and modify some details to adapt it to your desires.

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What's new at GoodBarber? May 2018

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Thursday 7 June 2018

You probably guessed that May 2018 was a busy month, mainly because of the release of GoodBarber 4.5, the all-new version of our platform. This version of GoodBarber takes your back office productivity to a new level while delivering more highly performing apps than ever. 

Our back offices were optimized so that despite the constant expansion of the range of functionalities, you'll always have a smooth user experience. 

Design and content elements have been reorganized, allowing you to be more productive than ever. Here's a summary of what's new:
  • A new custom theme builder
  • A more intuitive way to add content
  • More advanced design options
  • A new space dedicated to defining all the settings of your app

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GoodBarber 4.5 New Releases: The new version of the Global Style menu

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 1 June 2018

This week was marked by the release of GoodBarber 4.5, the latest version of our app builder, created to bring you to new levels of productivity and unparalleled speed. 

One of the important, new aspects of GoodBarber 4.5 concerns a menu that everyone is a fan of: the Global Style Menu

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