What's new at GoodBarber? July 2018

Written by on Friday, August 3rd 2018

More and more of you are shifting over to Progressive Web Apps and we couldn't be happier about it. Your feedback has allowed us to identify which aspects of PWAs to work on in order to provide you with a tool that meets your needs as much as possible. 

This month, we worked on two points concerning PWAs that came directly from your suggestions. 

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Push notifications: PWA, Android, or iOS, target your users by platform

Written by on Tuesday, July 31st 2018

The emergence of Progressive Web Apps meant the arrival of a new possibility: sending web push notifications. They are received by users directly in their web browser. This feature is supported by the majority of recent browsers, and the list of them is growing every day.  

If you've subscribed to a native GoodBarber offer and you've activated the PWA version of your app, you have the option to send push notifications to your native iOS, Android, and PWA users. Being able to directly contact all of your users regardless of the device they're using is a significant advantage. 

On the other hand, in some cases it can be a good idea to adapt your communication based on the type of user. Certain messages may only apply to web users (to get them to install the application for example), or only native iOS users (maybe to inform them of an update that only concerns iPhones). Basically, it's good to have the option to target users based on their platform, and now this is possible. 

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Discover the new Live+ version

Written by on Monday, July 30th 2018

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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Restrict access to your PWA with a password

Written by on Friday, July 27th 2018

You know that Progressive Web Apps are accessible via a URL, indexed by search engines, and can therefore potentially be used by all web users. 

This is a huge advantage in terms of visibility and audience acquisition in most cases, however in certain situations, it can actually be a setback.  

Maybe you want to take advantage of all the perks of a progressive web app, but for its content to be available only to a private audience, like in the case of enterprise apps?

Now it's possible, thanks to a new feature:

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GoodBarber 4.5—Managing your app's design

Written by on Tuesday, July 24th 2018

A few weeks ago, we explained how to manage your app's content. As you know, design is our competitive advantage, which is why we didn't skimp when it came to bringing you an all new design menu, where you can manage all aspects of your app's design. 

Here are a few design options that you can manage from this new menu detailed below: 

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Facebook restricts its API access — Calendar and Photo pages now work differently

Written by on Monday, July 23rd 2018

A few months ago the Cambridge Analytica scandal occurred. This British company, specializing in large scale data analysis and communications consulting, was accused of using 87 million Facebook users' data without their knowledge for political marketing purposes
 
Facebook, who ended up in the middle of all the turmoil, made the decision to entirely remodel its policy concerning the protection of its users' data. The goal of this approach was obviously to reinforce security, especially with regards to user data shared with third party applications. 

Personal data security has been a major issue in 2018, so Facebook's solutions are not surprising. This will have some impact on your GoodBarber application, if you use a Facebook connector in one of your pages. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? June 2018

Written by on Wednesday, July 4th 2018

It's time to introduce you to the latest version of one of our advanced add-ons: Live + 

For those who aren't familiar with this add-on, it's an audio player that allows you to broadcast an M3U feed and to display metadata associated with the track being played, such as the title, name of the artist, and album cover. 

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GoodBarber 4.5 – A new way to manage your content

Written by on Wednesday, June 13th 2018

With GoodBarber 4.5, we bet everything on your productivity. We thought about the best way for you to take advantage of the power of GoodBarber as intuitively as possible.
 
One of the biggest changes is the separation of the Content and Design menus.
 
Now, you are managing your content in one dedicated menu. Thus, the structure of your app is immediately shown when you enter the Content menu. The panel allows you to see, at a glance, the organization of your pages.
Moreover, to be able to edit your content from the beginning to end on the same screen, a new Content tab has been created at the top of the screen when you select the page you want to work on. When you click on that tab, you go from the page preview to the editor, on a full page. Create, modify, and organize your items from this new space, and preview your changes with one click.
 
 
Let’s review the new way to create your content together.

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New GoodBarber 4.5 Themes: Venice

Written by on Friday, June 8th 2018

Summer is almost here and, with the launch of GoodBarber 4.5, it’s time to publish one of the themes you love. Allow me to introduce the theme Venice!

You were already familiar with Sunset or Stardust. This time our designer, Marie-Julie, used her amazing talents to once more blow your mind with a magnificent color gradient.
 
Discover more about this theme in the following infographic, and don’t hesitate to try it in your app! Don’t forget that, thanks to our new editor for personalized themes, you can use it as a base and modify some details to adapt it to your desires.

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What's new at GoodBarber? May 2018

Written by on Thursday, June 7th 2018

You probably guessed that May 2018 was a busy month, mainly because of the release of GoodBarber 4.5, the all-new version of our platform. This version of GoodBarber takes your back office productivity to a new level while delivering more highly performing apps than ever. 

Our back offices were optimized so that despite the constant expansion of the range of functionalities, you'll always have a smooth user experience. 

Design and content elements have been reorganized, allowing you to be more productive than ever. Here's a summary of what's new:
  • A new custom theme builder
  • A more intuitive way to add content
  • More advanced design options
  • A new space dedicated to defining all the settings of your app

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GoodBarber 4.5: speed and productivity to create the apps of the future

Written by on Tuesday, May 29th 2018

GoodBarber receives a major update today. GoodBarber 4.5 is the most advanced version we have ever created. It has been designed to make you more productive, and its speed performance has been increased.

"Multi-platform" users are a majority in almost every country of the world (source: comScore MMX Multi-Platform, Dec 2017) The challenge to offer a perfect UX, both on mobile and desktop, has never been so important. Your users are expecting to find you everywhere, in the Stores, on the Web, from their smartphone, their tablet and their computer.

This multi-channel presence is not a luxury, but a necessity. However, few have the expertise, the human, technical and financial resources to offer their users an  experience that rivals the one proposed by big names on the web.

As an App Builder pioneer, GoodBarber has always given you the opportunity to be at the forefront, well before anyone else. In 2011, it was with the creation of native apps, only offered at that time by a small niche of developers; and since 2017, it's with the creation of Progressive Web Apps, a concept that feels like the renewal of the web and the future of apps.

4.5 is a version that consolidates the versatility of GoodBarber to create the apps of the future. Every time, GoodBarber faces a double challenge. Design the tool that creates cross-platform apps and imagine the interface that lets you take advantage of the power of this tool as intuitively as possible.

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