2017 : The Year Tourism Takes a Turn for Sustainable

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 1 February 2017

"The potential of tourism for sustainable development is considerable." The words of former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, delivered during his World Tourism Day address in 2015, have been heard, 2017 has been designated by the UN as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

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Agency Spotlight : DraculApp, a Digital Integration Agency with a Fang for Design

blog_write_no_author  Friday 13 January 2017

Next up is another uniquely named agency concentrating on the Italian and Middle Eastern markets. We were sold on their impressive website and very complete portfolio of offerings—a well rounded agency that knows how to market themselves. 

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2017's Must-Attend Events for Agencies

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 4 January 2017

2017 is looking pretty promising in terms of what we will see in the world of tech events. We narrowed the hundreds out there down to what we feel would be the most beneficial for agencies to attend, with regards to the attendees, the topics covered, and the activities that will take place. We certainly have our eye on several of them, and hope to see you there. 

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7 clever tips to increase user retention

Written by Camilo Lüttecke González  on  Monday 26 December 2016

A few years ago still, blogging seemed like the ideal medium to make one's voice heard. Very few people were covering the same subjects so it was easy for early adopters to emerge as experts in a specific category. Nowadays, even though monetization has never looked easier, it's also become more difficult to stand out and, most importantly, to keep the attention of ever more disrupted users, attracted by more entertaining formats (such as YouTube), and more instantaneous forms of communication (like Snapchat or Instagram). Bottom line is, it's never been harder to keep a loyal audience. 

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HTTPS requirement for iOS apps, the new 2017 App Store policy explained

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Thursday 22 December 2016

Edit: Apple decided to give developers additional time to prepare their apps to comply with the requirements of App Transport Security (ATS). Until a new deadline is confirmed, rest assured, you now know that our beautiful team is ready ;)

As of January 1st, 2017, the App Store will introduce a new requirement for all iOS apps. Developers will have to use HTTPS connections rather than HTTP for all app requests. If an app fails to comply with this new security feature, it will be mandatory to provide a justification upon the review of your app by Apple, or else, it will be rejected.

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App creation advice from Agency owners - the best of 2016

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Wednesday 21 December 2016

With our app builder, anyone can build apps, one project at a time, but one can also use our Unlimited apps offer and start selling apps to clients. A business opportunity which attracts developers, looking to give clients back office access easily, designers, with the skills to customize the look and feel of an app through our API settings Add-On, and also, agencies. Some clients have even started their agency with GoodBarber only. So, to finish the year with a bang, today, we give you top quotes from our Resellers, to inspire you for the year to come.

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iTunes Connect is closed for Christmas

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Tuesday 20 December 2016

Attention GoodBarbers, this year again, Apple made its Winter Holiday Schedule public. In case you didn't get the memo, please find the company's announcement below:

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The story of how we created a DIY Christmas app

blog_write_no_author  Friday 16 December 2016

Last year, we decided to wish our GoodBarbers a Merry Christmas in the best way we could think of, with a beautiful app. One year later, we wanted to tell you the tale of how our Do It Yourself Christmas app came to life one beautiful December morning. 

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Christmas marketing: how to retain your audience?

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Thursday 15 December 2016

Christmas is the perfect time of the year to connect with your audience. Customers are excepting a slight increase in the number of emails they receive and solicitations overall, which makes for perfect timing, as long as you communicate appropriately that is. How? Here are a few tips.

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US mobile internet advertising accelerated up 20 percent in 2016

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Wednesday 14 December 2016

The end of the year is near, which means it’s already time to have a look back at 2016! Figures of a KPCB report on Internet Trends depict what looks like a promising future for app creation in 2017, in developed and affluent countries, where mobile penetration is high, among which Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Russia and of course, the USA.

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Agency Spotlight : Outstanding App Experience with Fire Breathing Penguin

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Thursday 8 December 2016

This week's feature, Fire Breathing Penguin Media, is an American agency offering mobile apps, websites, and video production to give clients from a large variety of industries high quality products while remaining reasonable and approachable. We love their down to earth vibe and creativity that seems to set them apart—the name alone intrigued us and we had to hear more. 

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Introduction to the Reseller Dashboard

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 30 November 2016

In addition to having access to an unlimited number of app backends, with our reseller program also comes a unique interface, called the Reseller Dashboard, serving as a control panel for managing all things related to your account. This video will give you a brief overview of everything it can do, as well as how to go about getting one of your own. 

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GoodBarber at the AppDays 2016 : Feature Templates, Open Product...

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Wednesday 30 November 2016

For the second year in a row we decided to attend the AppDays, the leading event related to everything mobile held in France. In 2014, we couldn't make the trip because the dates coincided with the Web Summit event in Dublin. As a result, AppDays 2015 was our first experience, and a positive one which is why we decided to make the trip again in 2016, with the intention to share our expertise in software development and the evolution of GoodBarber. 

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How can Small Businesses Increase Profits during Special Seasons?

blog_write_no_author  Friday 25 November 2016

Special seasons and holidays are great for increasing profits and revenue in almost all business sectors. It’s a fact that shoppers tend to spend more during special seasons and holidays. What a great opportunity for you! If your business is small, no need to feel intimidated by the bigger companies with a larger promotion budget than you—there’s a lot of things you can do to increase your brand awareness. In this article, I will discuss what you should be doing if you want to position your product as a customer choice.

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Web Summit 2016 key takeaways: What is a maker?

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Friday 18 November 2016

After "Winning in the app economy", today we share with you insights from Web Summit 2016 with the "Building for an era of makers" conference. As a company, we do take pride in being a part of the DIY phenomenon and were curious to hear what Iris Lapinski, Founder and CEO of Apps for Good, had to say on stage as she joined the Minister of Education of Portugal, Tiago Rodrigues in the panel.

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Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week

blog_write_no_author  Tuesday 15 November 2016

The spirit of GoodBarber has been entrepreneurial from day one. After all, not only are our co-founders entrepreneurs themselves, but beyond starting a company, with our app builder we also enable entrepreneurs to start their businesses, or at least accompany them as they evolve their existing activity on mobile. A crucial role to play in a world where smartphone apps now dominate the desktop web!

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Most inspiring quotes from Web Summit 2016

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Friday 11 November 2016

Web Summit 2016, it's a wrap, and we have a lot to share with you this year! With so many different conferences and renowned speakers of different backgrounds confronting their expertise and points of view, Web Summit is really the place to learn from the best. Now, as a little sneak peek, we wanted to share some of our favorite quotes from this year's Web Summit edition, in Lisbon.

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WebSummit 2016 key takeaways : "A lot of times you can find money in your data"

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Thursday 10 November 2016

While attending Web Summit, we've sat through several conferences, with speakers ranging from the likes of Ryan Hoover, founder of Product Hunt, to actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (also director of hitRECord company), or yet again, Till Faida, Founder & CEO of Adblock plus. All this to say that  topics, as you can imagine, address all sorts of problematics. Today, we give you the best of: "Winning in the app economy", with key takeaways from Scott Arpajian, CEO, Softonic, and Charles Manning, CEO, Kochova :

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Web Summit 2016 here we go! The GoodBarber Team is ready

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Monday 7 November 2016

Web Summit is about to start! João and Michele have already made it to Lisbon, Dumè , Hazal and Isabella are making the trip from Ajaccio, as for Jérôme and Sébastien , they'll arrive tomorrow. Give us a shout out on social media if you're attending too, we're looking forward to networking!

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Agency Spotlight: Digital Growth in Italy with Hago ADV

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Thursday 3 November 2016

The Agency Spotlight series showcases some of our best reseller clients who have learned to use the platform in great ways to add to the success of their agency. The latest featured agency is an Italian leader in graphic design, web, and app development, covering an impressive range of industries from cinema, to fashion, to local businesses. Their beautifully designed website spurred our interest in their work and the story behind the making of Hago ADV.

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Every App Creator’s Worst Nightmares

blog_write_no_author  Monday 31 October 2016

Of course Halloween isn’t the only time of the year your heart rate leaps! Being an App creator is a stressful, scary at times, business anyway. We just thought it’d be fun to tackle 4 App Creator nightmares and see how, with the right attitude and a little help from us, making or running an App can become a dream come true ;)

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Creating apps and getting user feedback: do you know when and how?

blog_write_no_author  Friday 28 October 2016

Inspiring success stories are amazing. However, with social media in particular, the exposure to what other people are doing out there is constant, to a point where it almost hinders the pursuit of our own goals. We tend to value the entrepreneurial figure so much that we forget how there is often a team behind all great personal achievements, whether it be the support of family and friends, or on the other hand, negative vibes and a lack of support that both motivate in completely different ways. All this to say that “no man is an island”, which is why we cannot stress enough the importance of getting feedback early on, even before getting started at all with the creation of your Beautiful App.

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Google Play announcement : now’s the time to check your app rating

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Wednesday 26 October 2016

If you have a publisher account on Google Play, chances are you’ve recently received an email warning you that, as of November 29, 2016, apps that haven’t been assigned proper content ratings may be blocked in certain territories or for specific users, or even be taken off Google Play altogether.

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Monetize your app the right way

blog_write_no_author  Tuesday 11 October 2016

With new mobile centric customer behaviors, monetizing one's app seems to be an attainable goal, now more than ever before. Yet, questions such as which positioning to adopt or, what are the solutions to consider to make a mobile app profitable, remain to be assessed. Ready for a quick overview?

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