What's new at GoodBarber? January 2018

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 6 February 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 Stéphanie Guerreiro  on  Wednesday 31 January 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

blog_write_no_author  Sunday 21 January 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 19 January 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 Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 18 January 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 Stéphanie Guerreiro  on  Monday 15 January 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 Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 11 January 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 11 January 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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What's new at GoodBarber? December 2017

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Friday 5 January 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 Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 4 January 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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Happy Holidays!

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Monday 25 December 2017

Happy Holidays to everyone across the globe from the GoodBarber Team! We hope this holiday season treats you well...if you're in need of a last minute Christmas recipe don't forget about the GoodBarber Christmas app with all the team's favorites inside ;)


Bon appétit et bonnes fêtes! 

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Holiday

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 21 December 2017

We're back today to present a new theme created by Marie-Julie, our designer, that will warm up your app this holiday season! 
Like in Sunset, Stardust, and Blurred, the use of a color gradient is present again, with blue tones this time, putting us in the holiday mood.

Marie-Julie is showing you, as usual, what your app could look like if you decided to go with this theme. From colors to typography to icons...discover the potential of this theme in a glance, on both mobile and desktop. 

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SMS Notifications : Prices slashed by 90%

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 14 December 2017

With the SMS add-on, you can send notifications via SMS to your Progressive Web App users. 

SMS notifications are a reliable and solid way to send messages on a mobile phone. However, there is a significant difference in cost when comparing them to web push notifications

Kevin and Seb3 worked on a system that allows for the cost of an SMS to be reduced by up to 90% in certain countries. This update is already available for users with the SMS add-on.

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What's new at GoodBarber? November 2017

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Monday 11 December 2017

This year's big update was the release of our new product: Progressive Web Apps, and as you know, here at GoodBarber we strongly believe that PWA's are about to revolutionize the way we use both mobile and web.

We are committed to giving you the opportunity to enjoy today what everyone will be snatching up tomorrow, which is focused strongly on developments specific to PWA's over the past few months. 

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New : SMS Notifications

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 7 December 2017

It is now possible to send notifications via SMS with GoodBarber. SMS notifications is a new add-on in the catalogue. Once installed, you can notify the users of your Progressive Web App via SMS. 

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Service Workers

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Wednesday 6 December 2017

You've been hearing about PWA's and their undeniable advantages for some time now. But do you really know how this new technology works and what it is that makes it so different from a classic website or native app? The goal of this article is to explain one important element that plays a huge role in making PWA's so unique : Service Workers. 

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Nightdrive

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 28 November 2017

The parade of the new GoodBarber 4.0 themes continues with today's introduction to the Nightdrive theme! 

You're already familiar with the other new ones: Sunset, Stardust, and Blurred. This time, our designer, Marie-Julie decided to go for more of a dark base with a touch of neon by choosing to make black the dominating color, accentuated by tones of red and blue.
As usual, you can explore all the customization options available in this infographic, and if this theme inspires you, try it out on your project! 

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Blurred

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 6 November 2017

Today we're back to present a new creation our designer Marie-Julie has come up with. After Sunset and Stardust, now it's time to talk about the Blurred theme! 

Blurred is a theme full of warm colors that you can explore from all angles with this infographic to get an idea of what it can do for your project. Discover all of the customization options available, and if this theme happens to inspire you, go to your back office to activate it and personalize it as you please!

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User Profile and NavBar

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 25 October 2017

We've improved the shortcut feature that allows a user's profile to be access from the NavBar. 

The shortcut is now dynamic; if the user is signed into the app, his profile picture is displayed. Otherwise, the default icon appears. 

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Color gradients

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 29 September 2017

As you might have noticed, color gradients are an unavoidable trend on the web this year.

So GoodBarber allows you to incorporate color gradients into your app.


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New products line, new features

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 25 September 2017

Today we expanded GoodBarber’s offer with new subscriptions. They are divided into 2 products lines:
- A Web line, with 3 subscriptions to create Progressive Web Apps.
- A Native line + Web, with 4 subscriptions to create native apps (Android and iOS), as well as Progressive Web Apps.

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Feedback about last night outage

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 22 September 2017

From 2:00 AM to 09:30 AM CEST, GoodBarber and WMaker services were strongly altered.

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Apple & App Store guideline 4.2.6

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 20 September 2017

During the Summer of 2017, the creation and management of iOS apps with GoodBarber was interrupted. This interruption followed a change made by Apple in their guidelines for publishing apps in the App Store. This had no impact on the creation of Android apps and on the creation of Progressive Webs Apps, beside the temporary suspension of V3 / V4 migrations.

This post blog retraces the precise chronology of events and specifies the consequences of Apple's new rules on GoodBarber's commercial offer.

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Stardust

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 18 July 2017

Not long ago it was the Sunset theme, now it's the Stardust theme's turn to make its first appearance. Keeping up with the latest trends (as always), you'll notice the recurrence of the gradient characteristic, only this time in shades of blue. 
Marie-Julie is giving you a glimpse of what your app could look like if decide to go with the colors in this theme. From colors to typography to icons, discover the possibilities this theme has to offer on both mobile and tablet. 

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