Some time ago, Lesia, our Product Design Manager, set herself the goal of enhancing the fonts in the Builder. Today, we're letting you in on the series of improvements that have been made in regards to this task. These enrichments are a good example of what I appreciate the most at GoodBarber: the attention to detail and perfection.
Clarity and precision–these are the two words that guided the team in rethinking the way you apply a font to the text in your application.
The header is the zone which makes up the upper part of your app. When used to its potential, it can be a very strategic area. It's an essential element in your app's visual identity as well as an area providing instant access to links. If you are looking for best practices on how to make an app, read on!
GoodBarber 4.0 introduces an array of new ways to conceptualize your application, particularly with the Home section or with the Menu divided by content, but a fresh take can also be seen in terms of the visual approach. We've already mentioned in our "from mobile to desktop" article that the design of the V4 user interface is inspired by mobile, but spreads throughout all screens, including desktop.
Tech Upstairs is an agency that is unique across the board, from a one-of-a-kind set of offerings that sets it apart, to a fresh take on successfully managing customers. The insight from the founder, Kedric Benefield, is a must-read.
After many years of creating a product that allows anyone to deliver mobile apps, we’ve not only been able to create a real sense of community between us and our clients, we’ve also been able to learn from what many of you have achieved. There’s no doubt that above all, an app needs time and attention to grow, but other key elements can also help–we’ve listed some of the common points that the most successful GoodBarber apps share. Let’s go!
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 7 June 2017
Following the release of GoodBarber 4.0, we've paid special attention to our users' feedback. With your suggestions in mind, May 2017 has been all about optimization, to improve the back office intuitiveness as well as the tools available to conceptualize your app. In the meantime, our goal remains the same: allowing you to create apps which cater to your needs, while keeping things simple.
We’ve already addressed the fact that an app can help send one’s business to new heights. Nowadays, with mobile navigation surpassing the desktop web, users are quick to turn to their "on the go" devices to search for information, itineraries, and reviews–especially so when it comes to eating out!
Every day we analyze user behavior in the new GoodBarber interface. Studying these patterns has allowed our Product team (designers, ergonomists…) to measure whether our approach is the right one. In other words, do the users navigate the product in the way we had envisioned?
Every Product Manager’s dream is to catch a glimpse of how users experience the product, to watch and understand how they react in front of the interface upon discovering it. Thanks to data analysis and Data Driven Design, this dream is becoming a reality.
Many tools allow us to collect precious information as the interface is being used. Analyzing this data allows us to have a clear picture of the user’s actual path at a given point in time. From that analysis, designers and ergonomists can perform changes to the product interface in order to improve the user’s journey.
Modifications are applied through subsequent iterations. For each iteration, the Product team and the team in charge of data analysis (Data Scientists) measure the impact of the modification, in real time. For a product like GoodBarber, we can tell after just 24 hours whether the modification applied to the back office has had a positive or negative impact on the user experience.
Did you know that Monday, June 5, 2017 is World Environment Day ? Like with a lot of celebrations, one can’t help the feeling that World Environment Day should be everyday. Nevertheless, our home planet deserves all the attention it can get so we figured we’d take the opportunity to showcase some of the actions the GB crew is taking towards making the blue planet a little greener, one small step at a time, and with bigger steps even sometimes— kudos Sebastien for setting up solar panels at home!
One of the key advantages of mobile over the desktop? Ease of use and easy access. Something which has always been at the heart of our positioning, and even more so with the logic of GoodBarber 4.0, the latest version of our product, and our commitment to offer a reliable presence across all screens and devices.
In the weeks leading up to the release of GoodBarber 4.0, as you can imagine, there was quite a bit of animation at our headquarters and other offices, with a war mode, which consisted of daily stand up meetings, to perk us up in the morning and send us off with a boost in the evening as we watched the to do list shrink one or several tasks (striiiike) at a time!
Written by Manuel Porras el Martes on Sunday 30 April 2017
In this blog post, my first collaboration with GoodBarber, I would like to give you a rundown on App Store Optimization, or ASO, which some of you know as the natural positioning, or SEO of applications.
Written by Jerome Granados on Wednesday 12 April 2017
The Menu is used for secondary navigation within your app. Seven different concepts are available—each with its own advanced configuration options. Thanks to this amount of diversity, one of the strengths of GoodBarber 4.0, the Menu completes the Home, finely distributing traffic within the app.
Written by Jerome Granados on Monday 10 April 2017
The Home is the first screen of your app—and a very important one obviously. It is a pivotal element around which everything else falls into place. GoodBarber 4.0 introduces a modular system, ultra flexible, to manage the Home and make it the starting point of a unique user experience throughout your app.
You’ve most likely noticed that recently there have been some big changes here—we’re thrilled to announce the release of the V4, the result of months of brainstorming and hard work to implement this big update. Maybe you’ve already tested the backend or maybe you’ve just seen the buzz everywhere; either way we know you have a lot of questions.
Written by Jerome Granados on Thursday 6 April 2017
GoodBarber 4.0 is a real milestone in the evolution of GoodBarber. Improving the visibility of your content, offering a one-of-a-kind user experience regardless of the device used as well as introducing infinite flexibility to build your app interface, these have been our objectives when developing GoodBarber 4.0.
On top of that, let us not forget an underlying trend—how mobile and the touch interface have redefined the way we conceive modern graphic interfaces.
GoodBarber 4.0 is the embodiment of it all. With over 350 features to create native apps along with progressive web apps. And now, let’s take a look at the main innovations of GB4.
Today, GoodBarber is getting a major update. GoodBarber 4.0 aims at revolutionizing the way you create apps.
In 10 years, apps have changed the way we use the web. A very limited space—a small screen—and a not so precise pointer—the finger—have pushed designers to come up with radically new user interfaces. Clean and intuitive, over the years, they’ve imposed their standards on larger screens.
These days, to keep the attention of a user, you must be able to deliver impeccable UX regardless of the device used, whether it's big or small. GoodBarber 4.0 tackles that challenge.
In this article we will dive deeper into 10 fundamental user experiences that make a Progressive Web App and take a look at some applications from companies that are already using this innovative way to build a website. These user experiences, promoted by Google, are the key characteristics to get an app-like experience, regardless of device or operational system. This is the main goal of PWAs.
The web applications of Smashing Magazine, Flipkart, Walmart, The Washington Post and Product Hunt are great case studies to help understand how very specific aspects of this technology work and how it's helping businesses to succeed even more online. Let's dive into it!
Written by Isabella Leland on Monday 20 March 2017
In our last article we insisted on the growing influence mobile has on our every behavior, including desktop usage and expectations—an influence which has made room for a new concept, Progressive Web Apps. Today we will dig deeper into what makes up a PWA and how it operates.
Written by GoodBarber Team on Wednesday 15 March 2017
BT Design is a Brazilian agency whose extensive experience in the web and mobile business has allowed them to successfully navigate through the challenges often faced in the digital industry and come out on top. After seeing their comprehensive range of offerings and impressive list of clients they've managed to acquire, it was obvious that this agency knows what they're doing!
Written by Isabella Leland on Wednesday 8 March 2017
Now that you’ve built the perfect app for your restaurant, the perfect tourism app, or "insert your area of expertise" app, it’s time to start engaging your audience. One of the most effective ways to make sure your users don’t forget about your app? Push notifications. Now, if you are wondering how to up your notification game, here’s a clue: 🙂