What's new at GoodBarber? January 2018

Written by on Tuesday, February 6th 2018

At the beginning of this year, we emphasized one aspect that is extremely important to us : the design of your applications. As you know, the backbone of GoodBarber is allowing you to create the most beautiful apps, as easily as possible

The most recent backend feature came from this mindset: the Global Style Menu. The big challenge at GoodBarber is successfully combining countless customization options with an interface that provides a smooth user experience. To make your life easier and allow you to enjoy GoodBarber's full potential, we've released this new menu that allows you to manage the application's overall design from one single menu. You'll save time and it's easier to maintain a homogeneous design throughout all pages of your app.

You can also now modify entire parts of a theme, and apply these changes to all pages of your app in just one click.

Don't hesitate to go explore this new menu that allows you to manage the following design elements : 
  • Color theme
  • Typography
  • Buttons
  • Hover elements
  • Additional elements

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How the Map section made my life in New York easier

Written by on Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Moving to New York when you don't know anything about the city is a good way to be quickly impressed. There are so many things to do, so many restaurants to test, and places to discover. This is where city guide applications come in handy. The best brunch spots, vintage shops, famous hidden bars....an app can be a great sidekick for exploring a city. 

Through a few solid examples from my own personal experience, this article is a testimony of my usage of the Map section in my day to day life in New York. In just a few points, I'll explain how to correctly set up your Map section by putting it into context, with a few prime New York spots as an added bonus ;)

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Promoting your PWA : The Power of the URL

Written by on Sunday, January 21st 2018

One of the major perks of PWA’s is how easy they make it to acquire visitors. The first reason for this being that PWA’s turn up in search engine results, and the second being that their access gateway is a simple URL that you can easily sneak into endless spots, many of which are so often neglected. With such convenience at one’s disposal, missing out on any of these basic opportunities to promote isn’t an option!

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Display time slots for your events

Written by on Friday, January 19th 2018

Today we're presenting a new option available in the Calendar section. 

As usual, we've analyzed the way you use GoodBarber, and for event related apps, we've noticed that a lot of you have projects that involve multiple time slots within the same day. We've therefore decided to offer a new option, which should be much more intuitive for your users. 

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New Global Style Menu : easy design setup

Written by on Thursday, January 18th 2018

Global Style is a new feature. It allows you to manage your app's overall design from one single menu. It's a time saver and makes it easier to maintain a homogeneous design throughout all pages of your app.

At GoodBarber, design is a sacred thing. We're obsessed with giving you the freedom to customize many settings so you can end up with a unique app. No other App Builder takes it this far as far as design options go, but with offering a multitude of options comes the fact that interfaces can start to get messy, bringing us to our next challenge which was to find a simple way for the app customization process to be carried out. 

Global Style is the solution. It is the menu where you can define the overall design of your app from. 

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How Progressive Web Apps can help you (re)engage your users

Written by on Monday, January 15th 2018

With over half of all worldwide internet traffic coming from mobile devices, there’s no doubt about the fact that mobile is king. 

However, user behavior seems to be going more towards being fed up with installing applications. Despite the general craze over native applications’ UX, only about a third of smartphone owners download apps each month. 

Progressive Web Apps are here to tackle this paradox by solving the application-download burnout issue. The proof is in the 4 points to come. 

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App Store 4.2.6 rule and app builders

Written by on Thursday, January 11th 2018

In June, 2017, Apple introduced the 4.2.6 rule into the App Store guidelines. This rule address those using app builders such as GoodBarber.
This new rule was followed by a lot of questions and lack of understanding, from users of app builders as well as app builders themselves. On December 20, 2017, Apple updated the wording of the 4.2.6 rule to provide some clarification.

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The Newsletter Widget

Written by on Thursday, January 11th 2018

Sending a newsletter is a great way to stay in touch with your audience and keep them coming back.
Whether you've chosen to make a PWA or a native app, your application is the exclusive meeting point for your community, and its important that it provides access to all ways of staying in contact with you or your brand. 

That's why we've decided to add a new widget that you can easily integrate into your Home, the Newsletter Widget

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Progressive Web Apps browser support & compatibility

Written by on Wednesday, January 10th 2018

One of Progressive Web Apps strongest points is that they are adaptive, meaning that they always provide the best experience possible based on the screen they're being viewed on, as well as the capabilities of the browser they're being run on.

Therefore, it's useful to be aware of each browser's capabilities and its compatibility with Progressive Web App features. 

Here is the list of the main browsers on the market, and their compatibility with the key PWA features . The interactive table below sums it up. Select the browser that interests you and check out its compatibility with the different features, also taking into account the screen type and operating system being used. 

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Top 5 Beautiful Apps of 2017

Written by on Sunday, January 7th 2018

2017 was quite an eventful year in the app world full of surprises, detours, and ultimately advancements. As always, our customers have impressed us with their great taste and creative uses of the GoodBarber platform. Take a look at some of our favorite apps from this year and get inspired for your next project! 

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What's new at GoodBarber? December 2017

Written by on Friday, January 5th 2018

This month we focused on your app's central point: the Modular Home.
With the goals of widening your range of options and allowing you to create the perfect home screen for your app always in mind, we worked on 3 new widgets that will open the doors in terms of engagement, user experience, and design. 

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The Search Widget

Written by on Thursday, January 4th 2018

A few months ago, we introduced the Search section which allows your users to perform searches within the content of your app.

Now, another way to access the Search section is available : 

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