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Christmas presents for geeks #GBXmas

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Thursday 10 December 2015

Christmas is in the air! Surely you haven't missed the release of our Do It Yourself Christmas by GoodBarber app (also available on Android here). It's possible that you've also started to give some thought to which presents you'd like to see under the tree. On that note, here's our wishlist for Christmas, which might make for present ideas for yourself, or the geeks in your life, for every budget!

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10 Instagram Dos and Don'ts for Businesses

blog_write_no_author  Monday 7 December 2015

Users are increasingly turning to Instagram over other social platforms. Why? For starters, the content on Instagram is more universal than elsewhere. Also, it tends be more anonymous than Facebook. Although the irony isn’t lost on us that Facebook bought over Instagram for $1 billion… 

With that being said Instagram remains a very appealing outlet, especially for businesses looking to grow their brand and especially their brand’s image. Instagram is perfect to help make your brand identifiable, as long as you follow a few guidelines of course.

Because if social networks praise spontaneity, with Instagram in particular, when it comes down to marketing, a lot of thought actually goes into what is posted by brands. Images with the most reach are often carefully arranged to fit trending criteria (even when they have an effortless feel), with a clever caption to boot!

So, if you want to become a master of Instagram, here’s a few Instagram DOS and DON’TS to get your business on the right track. Read on!

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Beacons VS Geofencing (Infographic)

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 3 December 2015

Geofencing and Beacons are completely revolutionizing retail and the user experience. A few weeks ago we introduced features so that you can implement them in your Beautiful App. But, in the end, how should you choose between the two?

If their purpose is more or less the same, in terms of usage and the way they operate, they are quite different.

Here's a quick guide which will allow you to pick the one best suited for your line of business.

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The Before and After of an App, the Reinvention of WWWhatsnew

blog_write_no_author  Tuesday 1 December 2015

Today we present the evolution of the app from WWWhatsnew. The case of a success app that reinvents itself everyday in order to continue to surprise its users in the mobile world. WWWhatsnew started with GoodBarber Salvador and since then, the app has only continued to improve. Juan Diego Polo, founder of WWWhatsnew explains their history to us ;)

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What is the Future of Social Apps?

Written by Guest Post  on  Monday 30 November 2015

What a world we live in. Not too long ago, all cellphones could do was make calls, send out a few lines of text, and play simple, monochromatic games like Snake (though, let’s be honest – no mobile game has ever been better). Then, in 2007, came Apple's iPhone – this weird, newfangled device that many people initially scoffed at – and the entire mobile industry has never been the same. Thanks to the popularity of the iPhone, countless companies followed suit and soon rode the touchscreen smartphone wave, which pushed what Apple was initially going for into several bold, new directions. 

Nowadays, people are more connected than ever. The proliferation of smartphones with advanced mobile internet capabilities has made sure of that. And with the ability to easily and quickly download countless social apps with tons of rich media features, getting in touch with friends, family or colleagues has become more than just typing out simple messages. 

You can share photos, videos, life events, play games with friends, chat in real time, engage in video calls, and so much more. With a plethora of powerful social features already at any mobile device owner's disposal, one has to wonder: has the envelope been pushed as far as technologically possible? Where is all this headed?

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How to grow your app's user base?

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Saturday 28 November 2015

So, your app is published on the Stores and you are, obviously, very proud of it. Now, what you want to do next is increase your number of users, right? In this article, I will share 5 tips to illustrate what can be done to create a real community around your app

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A GoodBarber Christmas #GBXmas

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Friday 27 November 2015

Hello GoodBarbers!

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? 

Our team got started really early this year to imagine fun surprises and make sure they are ready come December 1st. So, what is in store this Holiday season?

First, head to our Facebook page and discover our Beautiful Christmas by GoodBarber Advent Calendar  which should keep you entertained until Christmas and which will, with a little bit of luck, bring you lovely presents under the tree! 

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GoodBarber @ AppDays 2015: our experience

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Friday 27 November 2015

AppDays 2015, it’s a wrap! And it's been a whirlwind! It’s time for us to reflect on that short but busy adventure…
These past two days attending AppDays have allowed us to immerse ourselves into the mobile world and to meet with countless protagonists of our ecosystem. With 722 participants, 18 exhibitors and over 60 conferences and workshops there wasn’t a dull moment.

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Our Team’s Favorite Apps

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Thursday 26 November 2015

We help you create Beautiful Apps year round, but don’t think that means we can’t stare at another app once the working day is done! Not only do we have to keep up to date with the new apps released out there, but we also have our favorites. If you are curious to find out what the apps on our team’s homescreens are, here’s a glimpse.

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GoodBarber introduces GoodBarber Open Product @ AppDays 2015

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 19 November 2015

Update 2: GoodBarber at the AppDays 2016 : Feature Templates, Open Product...

Update: GoodBarber Open Product is launching soon. If you are interested to be among the first to download it, you can request to be notified the minute we open the doors.

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Everything you need to know about Beacons!

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 16 November 2015

Beacons have been around for quite some time now and are gradually becoming a part of marketing strategies for some of the biggest brands out there. These tiny devices are as powerful as they are mysterious, but one thing’s for sure, they are introducing a new way to buy

By blending the digital and physical they are taking the user experience one step further, providing a very flexible approach to displaying information about products, the layout of the store or even discounts. Everything is possible, for any kind of business.

A few weeks ago we explained how you could implement this technology inside your app thanks to our iBeacons Add-On. A breakthrough update since we believe Beacons are an incredible asset when it comes to developing your business ! However, we are well aware how intimidating these devices can seem at first, so here is an Infographic which will give you an overview of what you need to know about Beacons and how they operate, which should help you overcome your hesitations!

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Christmas is Coming

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Friday 13 November 2015

Santa is already on its way and we know what it will be bringing in his sleigh. At least for you GoodBarbers! A lot of surprises are in store this season. The fun will begin December 1st...

Make sure you don't miss a thing and catch up with us on our Social Networks ;)

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest

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Content is king: long live content!

Written by Isabella Leland  on  Thursday 12 November 2015

There are all sorts of Apps out there in the stores, but what part does "content" play? What’s the public appetite for Apps with a lot of content?

One could be quick to pin down App users as hurried consumers who don’t stay for too long in one (virtual) place. But, a recent study issued by the Yahoo Developer Network seems to hint at the contrary.

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Creating a mobile App for the first time? Our advice

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 11 November 2015

Considering creating a mobile application for the first time? Wondering where to start? Here are some of the basics you’ll want to cover before getting started on your project.

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GoodBarber is now available in Turkish!

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Wednesday 11 November 2015

Hello GoodBarbers!

Big news for our Turkish friends! Hazal, our new Turkish Country Manager has a few surprises coming your way to celebrate her arrival…

From now on, you can administrate your back office and your apps in Turkish :) And since we make a point of providing you with a very powerful tool, while being user friendly, you can also count on our support team to deliver assistance in your mother tongue!

We can’t wait to see how creative Beautiful Apps from Turkey will be :)

Stay tuned, the GoodBarber Turkish adventure is just starting!

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Promote your events with our new Events Templates

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 10 November 2015

Hello GoodBarbers!

Updates are pouring in these days. Have you started customizing the icons in your App  yet? Well, here's another update to play around with the design of your app.

The importance of the Calendar section can’t be denied. Many of you are making use of it in your Beautiful App to promote your events . We already improved it this Summer with the possibility to add content into the section, directly from the back office of your app, without requiring an external source. 

We are now taking things further and allowing you to properly shed light on your events with 3 new templates to display your events details :)

Let’s take a closer look at them…

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Geofencing and the event industry

blog_write_no_author  Monday 9 November 2015

If there’s one area of expertise where the need to constantly keep the audience interested is pressing, it is the event industry. If one wants a good turnout, the bar is now higher than ever. How to keep up with people’s expectations? If creating an app for an upcoming event is now a given, the time has come to enter a new dimension, with Geofencing .

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How to customize the icons in your App?

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 5 November 2015

Design remains our priority . We always strive to come up with new ideas and improvements to make your Beautiful Apps even more beautiful!

A few weeks ago we introduced an update concerning a very important detail regarding the final look of your app: the icons . You can now choose from over 1500 gorgeous icons directly in your back office. We got great feedback from our users, so we took it to the next level.

In order to satisfy the needs of the most creative, we have decided to grant one of your most recurrent wishes. It’s Christmas ahead of time with our brand new Image Icon feature.

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Tom's Hardware Italia, an App for tech enthusiasts

blog_write_no_author  Tuesday 3 November 2015

Hello GoodBarbers,

Today I’m very happy to introduce to all of you a Beautiful App coming straight from Italy: Tom’s Hardware Italia. A mobile application every ‘technology addict’ should have in their smartphone.

Check out our interview below with Bruno Gulotta, Sales & Marketing Manager of Tom’s Hardware Italy , who explained to us how the project came to be.

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Virtual Reality's Many Applications

blog_write_no_author  Thursday 29 October 2015

Virtual Reality rhymes with enormous possibility. Something Facebook sensed when it acquired Oculus Rift for $2 billion a little over a year ago. But what now?

What can we expect out of Virtual Reality aside from the gaming community’s expectations. According to the MIT Technology Review: "The dominant way most consumers will experience Virtual Reality will be on mobile devices". A projection which encouraged us to have a look at the future of VR. Are you coming with us?

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Fesch Museum in Ajaccio, an app by GoodBarber

blog_write_no_author  Tuesday 27 October 2015

If you are familiar with GoodBarber you probably know by now how attached we are to our Corsican heritage. It is therefore with great honor that we introduce today the showcase of the Fesch Museum App. A cultural symbol of our city which has now gone mobile thanks to a great collaboration, the details of which Alexandre Vican, in charge of Digital Development for CAPA, was willing to share with you.

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Content : the power of story

blog_write_no_author  Monday 26 October 2015

Remember our tutorial about content creation ? Today we are going to share with you a secret ingredient which you can add to the recipe for creating great content: the power of story. It is actually advice which can also prove useful for your business in general. Let us show you how.

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#Hashtag: How To Use Them Best

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 19 October 2015

Hashtags are more a thing than ever. First used on Twitter, they are now getting big on Instagram, but also Facebook and Google +.

But, do you really know how to use them for your business?

More than a mere character, the hashtag, if used correctly can significantly improve the way you communicate with your audience.
 
How? Let GoodBarber show you the way ;)

 

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Why School Apps are here to stay?

blog_write_no_author  Thursday 15 October 2015

Mobile devices are everywhere, even at school! But they can’t possibly be reduced to their disruptive effect on students’ attention. They can actually prove quite useful, or to be more precise, School Apps can. Not only by engaging students, but also parents, teachers, and so on. So, here’s our overview of why we think School Apps are here to stay.

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