GoodBarber Developers’ Best Practices to optimize the speed of your app.

Written by on Friday, May 17th 2019

Mobile has trained all of us to expect to get what we want, when we want. The impact of this new way of thinking can even be seen in the way we interact with mobile apps.
With every extra second your app takes to load, your conversion rates drops by 7%. Making keeping your app running fast a must. For example, when Amazon  decreased their loading time by 100-millisecond, their revenue increase by 1%!
And with so many options available in the Stores today, users patience is shrinking. You’ll read here and there that the ideal loading time for an app is 2 seconds. That’s a good average indeed.
We will see in this blog post how to stay close or below this threshold.

We’ve asked one of our lead developers, Sergio, for some advice on how to optimize the speed of your GoodBarber app.
Here are his 3 best practice tips:

 


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What's new at GoodBarber? April 2019

Written by on Wednesday, May 1st 2019

This month a new menu has been published in your back office. It centralizes all your Back Office Settings pages and gives you one-click access to the following pages:

Team, it allows you to add members to your team and manage their access rights
Preferences: you can choose your app language and default email
Cookies, to inform your users of the cookies use of your PWA
404 error, you can customize your 404 page 
External connections, to connect your app to external services ( Facebook, Twitter etc.)
Data Privacy, to be in compliance with your users privacy 
App texts, to customize the generic texts used in your app
Backups, where you can back up your app
My files, to store files to use in your plugins
HEAD tag, allows you to add HTML tags to your PWA HEAD tag

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Firebase Cloud Messaging : Stay up-to-date for sending push notifications on Android

Written by on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

In April 10, 2018 Google warned developers of a technical change in sending and receiving push notifications.

GoodBarber took this change into account by updating the Android engine of your apps.
 

Firebase Cloud Messaging, the system used to send and receive push notifications will therefore be the only system in effect from April 11, 2019.
 

This article shows you whether or not you need to rebuild and submit an update of your app in the Play Store to keep push notifications working in your Android app .


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What's new at GoodBarber? March 2019

Written by on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Last year, Google warned developers of a technical change in sending and receiving push notifications.
GoodBarber took this change into account by updating the Android engine of your apps.

Fire Cloud Messaging, the system used to send and receive push notifications will therefore be the only system in effect from April 11, 2019.

You probably missed the announcement by Google and it’s perfectly normal. It’s GoodBarber's job to make sure that your Android app adapts to Google's regular updates (and Apple's iOS app).

You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during March, 2019


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7 good reasons to create an app with GoodBarber

Written by on Monday, March 18th 2019

Creating an app may seem long and difficult, but we have planned everything to facilitate the task. Indeed, Goodbarber enables you to :

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RESELLERS - What you need to know before getting started !

Written by on Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Before subscribing to the Reseller Plan , you have to opportunity to be contacted by phone by one of our team members.
 

From that moment on, you are getting close to creating Business with a powerful and innovating App builder but you may still have some questions.
 

You will find below the answers to the frequently asked questions during this first exchange.

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Discover the new Live+ version

Written by on Monday, March 11th 2019

The GoodBarber regulars are already familiar with the Live+ add-on since it's been a part of our catalogue for a long time and has attracted many a user. 

For those of you who don't know, Live+ is an advanced audio player, allowing you to broadcast an M3U feed, display the title, the artist name, and the album illustration. 
 
The user can share the title of what they're listening to on social networks, as well as buy it. They can view the last 5 items they listened to in the application.

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What's new at GoodBarber? February 2019

Written by on Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Do you use our Couponing add-on ? So you're going to be particularly interested in what's new this month. If you are not yet a user, they should definitely convince you!

These new features concern the back office and will radically simplify the way you manage and analyze your discount coupons:

- new sorting options:
On the Business > Couponing > My Coupons page, until today you could sort your coupons based on their validity and expiration dates. From now on you can also sort them by:
  • Their number of uses (Most used)
  • Shops
- a new management page:
You can find the Business > Couponing > My Redeemed Coupons page which allows you to view the list of coupons used, by whom, in which shop, and on what date.

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New mockups to preview your Splash screens

Written by on Tuesday, February 19th 2019

Did you know that a 3 seconds delay causes you to lose half of your users? A figure to reflect upon, especially when every other second you lose another 7% of your users.

During the crucial time it takes your app to open you could lose the attention of your users. Even though your GoodBarber app or PWA is build to launch quickly, you shouldn't overlook the importance of this General Design section : the Splashscreen.

It allows you to display an image, message or logo while your app is launching therefore catching the eye of your users and improving your chances to keep them interested until your content is displayed.

As you can see it is essential to take the time to perfect your Splash screen, its content as much as its design. If the content falls onto your creativity, we are putting our best features forward to help you with the design. Nowadays with so many different devices on the market, it is difficult to imagine and picture how your Splash screen will adapt to various screen sizes. We are now proposing different options to preview your splashscreen.


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GoodBarber among the Champions of Growth 2019

Written by on Wednesday, February 13th 2019

Every year, “Les Echos”, French financial newspaper, publishes a ranking of the 500 French companies with the biggest growth curve. We entered in 24th place. Created in 2011, GoodBarber has continued to progress and is now part of the top 3 App-Builders in the world (#1 in Europe).


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New dashboard for your back office

Written by on Monday, February 11th 2019

 

We really take it to heart to constantly improve the back office as it is such a central instrument.

We not only want to offer the best app building platform, but also give you the tools to manage your app and your audience.

The new dashboard offers you an overview of your app. In a glimpse you can access all the major informations regarding your app. Responding to your subscription and enabled add-ons, it was created to only display relevant informations.
 

You will access this new dashboard as soon as :

     - If you have a PWA subscription
                ● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
                ● PWA is published
 
    - If you have an Android native subscription
                ● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
                ● Your app is published on Google Play
 
   - If you have an iOS Premium subscription
                ● “My app” block on your checklist is completed
                ● Your app is published on Google Play
                ● Your app is published on the App Store


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What's new at Goodbarber? January 2019

Written by on Wednesday, February 6th 2019

This year we started strongly with the release of a new back office version: GoodBarber 4.7
 

GoodBarber 4.7 main goal is CMS (Content Management System) improvement. In the version 4.7 , CMS was designed for a smooth, efficient content management, no matter the content volume of the app.

We’ve also implemented a new way to preview your app. With the idea in mind to keep a visually clean interface, only the smartphone format is available from the back office. If you want to preview your app in all the available formats  (mobile, tablet or desktop) click on the preview link (top right).

You’re already enjoying all the benefits of GoodBarber 4.7 but if you are interested in learning more about this new version, don’t hesitate to read this article.

You can find a summary of the developments and updates made during January, 2019 below


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