App Store Optimization - Tips for a Higher Rank for Your App

Written by on Friday, May 31st 2019

According to Statista almost 2 million apps are available in Apple App Store and a further 2,1 million apps are offered by Google Play Store, making it very likely that your app is facing a tough competition.
Therefore it’s very important to start off right by optimizing your app from the beginning and spending time defining your ASO.
ASO stands for App Store Optimization. It’s SEO for the app stores. Both processes share similarities like keyword optimization, backlinking and conversion optimization. The main differences between App Store Optimization and Search Engine Optimization are the ranking factors. 
Following the ASO tips in this article will help you optimize the rank of your mobile apps in an app store’s search results, drive more traffic to your app's pages on the stores and trigger the download of your app. 

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App Stores Description: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Written by on Wednesday, May 29th 2019

After working on your Beautiful App, perfecting every last detail, and testing it through and through, the time has finally come to publish it in the stores and show it off to the world!
To enhance your work and optmize your launch, you still need to focus on an important part of the publishing process: the description of your app on the stores (Android and iOS).

Why is it important?

First of all, your app description helps improve the ranking of your app in the Stores, which is called App Store Optimization (ASO). 

Then , it's the only way you have to pitch your app and convince your potential users to download it. All on a small screen, with little text. The success of your app depends on it.

You will find below the main mistakes to avoid when writing the description of your app for the App Store and Google Play

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How to publish your app on the App Store

Written by on Monday, May 27th 2019

Over the years, Apple’s App Store has grown from 500 apps to more than 2 million apps available for download. It changed the way we use smartphones and turned the iPhone into a must have device. 
As Tim Cook said “ for hundreds of millions of people, life is better because there’s an app for that” .

You've developed an iOS app and you are ready to submit it to the App Store. Submitting your app successfully to the App Store can be very exciting, but the process includes plenty of challenges. According to Apple, the most common app rejections occur due to the non-compliance with the main App Store guidelines. 

In this article we will explain the three main steps necessary to publish your iOS app in the App Store: register to Apple’s Developer Program, build and test your app and finally the submission process.
If you are a GoodBarber subscriber, we will help you with a friendly and easy step by step process to publish your app on the App Store. We have a dedicated team for that. They will take care of many things so that everything is clear and simple for you.
  

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How to publish your app on Google Play and the App Store?

Written by on Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Google Play and the Apple App Store are by far the two largest platforms to distribute and promote apps. In order to avoid any issues and possible rejections, your applications should be built following the specific requirements of each of those Stores.

If you are ready to publish, chances are you already built and tested your app. 
Testing an exact copy of your app (called the AdHoc version), in the same version as the one which will be released on the stores, is a very important step you shouldn’t overlook. If you are using GoodBarber, you will find in your back office dedicated online helps to generate the AdHoc version, for both the iOS and the Android version of your app.

This article will provide an overview of the steps to follow to successfully publish your Android and iOS app.
 

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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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