How to create an app to manage your appointment bookings?
Written by Muriel Santoni on Tuesday 13 December 2022
If you manage a service company, you probably know how tedious managing customer appointments can be: you have to answer the phone, agree on a date with the customer, and put it on your calendar, all the while being careful not to make any mistakes... In short, it is a time-consuming and sensitive task because mistakes in scheduling appointments can considerably impact your organization and create friction among your customers.
As you can see, the solution that allows you to gain time and reliability is to create an app to manage your appointment scheduling.
Offering an online appointment booking service via an app has huge advantages for your customers, and consequently allows you to stand out from the competition.
With an app, your customers can book appointments 24/7. No need to wait for your opening hours, they can choose their slot at any time of the day or night. They also gain autonomy and you gain time: your calendar and your available slots are displayed, so your customers can choose the one that suits them best without having to discuss it with anyone. Everyone wins: your clients have immediate access to the information they are interested in and can choose their slot quietly and without pressure. On your side, you drastically reduce the number of phone calls you will receive and therefore interruptions in your working day.
The ability to book appointments online has become a major argument for many consumers to choose their service providers. It is a feature that will give your business a modern image and will definitely help you in its development.
App Store Connect remains open during the holiday season
Written by Marie Pireddu on Friday 9 December 2022
Once again, Apple won’t be closing down the App Store to developer submissions over the holidays, as it has in previous years.
"The busiest season on the App Store is almost here! Make sure your apps and product pages are up to date and ready in advance of the upcoming holidays. We’re pleased to remain open throughout the season again this year and look forward to accepting your submissions. On average, 90% of submissions are reviewed in less than 24 hours. However, reviews may take a bit longer to complete from December 23 to 27."
This will be the second year Apple has kept the App Store Connect platform open through the holiday season. For example, last year, App Store Connect was closed from December 23rd to December 27th.
This is great news for developers who can keep submitting new apps or updates.
However, Apple does warn that during this busy time, reviews might take longer.
For your GoodBarber iOS app, we do recommend having your app ready for submission before December 23rd to avoid any delays in your publication.
This applies to apps distributed to the general public on the App Store, and to Custom Apps distributed via Apple Business Manager.
If your iOS app is distributed internally outside of the App Store via an Enterprise account, this has no impact on you
What's new at GoodBarber? November 2022
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 7 December 2022
This month no jealousy! We worked on two features, one for eCommerce apps and one for content apps.
For eCommerce apps, we have improved the functionality of your catalog by adding a major option: the display of out-of-stock products . This option can allow you to show the extent of your catalog references to your customers even if your stock is momentarily unavailable, or even to enhance the success of one or more products while waiting for a restocking. If you plan to restock these products, keeping them displayed in your catalog can be a good business strategy to keep your customers coming back to your store.
For content apps, it's a new and much-anticipated feature that we're pleased to introduce: the Appointment Booking extension ! This option works in sync with Google Calendar. You can connect one or more of your Google calendars and use them to manage your appointments.
You will find below the summary of the developments and updates made during the month of November 2022:
What to expect when building your own app without coding
Written by Marie Pireddu on Wednesday 30 November 2022
Creating mobile apps long remained the privilege of a few. Only large companies with big budgets were able to afford a mobile app. Mobile app development required coding skills. And coding requires extensive knowledge of programming languages.
Fortunately, mobile app development has evolved and mobile app builders made it possible for the general public to access this technology. These no-code platforms provided solutions that allowed anyone to create an app without writing a single line of code.
Then, amidst the pandemic, the no-code app makers gained in popularity and more and more businesses are now using their platforms to grow their business with a mobile app.
So if you wondered what to expect when building your own app without coding, then keep reading. In this article, we'll dig deeper into the details.
Agency Spotlight: Dapper Mobile Apps
Written by Ghjuvan Simeoni on Friday 25 November 2022
For this month's agency spotlight, we interviewed Dan Hafner, founder of Dapper Mobile Apps. An Agency providing small and online businesses access to mobile and web-app technology.
How to win back your lost Black Friday and Cyber Monday customers with abandoned cart emails?
Written by Marie Pireddu on Monday 21 November 2022
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. These two shopping extravaganzas regularly bring record numbers. Black Friday raked in $8.9 billion in 2021 , while Cyber Monday hit $10.7 billion, according to data from Adobe Analytics, with Cyber Monday claiming the top spot when it comes to e-commerce spending.
With your GoodBarber eCommerce app, you are well-equipped to make this weekend a success. If you’re still looking for some tips to optimize your strategy for these special sales, you can our tips in this article .
However, as you may know, abandoned carts will still be numerous. Indeed, cart abandonment is a prevalent issue for eCommerce businesses. According to SalesCycle, The shopping cart abandonment for Black Friday 2021 was 76.63%. As for Cyber Monday 2021, the rate was 80.25%.
But no worries, you can easily win back customers thanks to abandoned cart emails and/or push notifications.
Integrate an appointment booking tool into your app
Written by Muriel Santoni on Thursday 17 November 2022
The possibility to consult a calendar and make appointments online is a key option for your future clients or patients who aspire to have maximum convenience and flexibility. They will be able to save time and avoid any frustration since they will be able to consult your calendar themselves and choose the date and time that suits them best. No more phone calls, your availability is displayed according to your specifications.
The experience of your customers will be greatly improved, as well as your peace of mind since, as we will see below, the Appointment Booking feature has been designed to avoid any friction or calendar errors. It's a win-win situation.
Let's see how it all works.
How to create an app for an non-profit association or a political organization
Written by Muriel Santoni on Monday 14 November 2022
One of the major issues for a non-profit association or a political organization is certainly communication. Indeed, it is essential for this type of structure to implement effective, easy to execute and especially inexpensive strategies. When we are at the head of an association, our ambition is to rally a maximum of people to the cause that drives us, but also to organize the life of the structure and to retain the existing members. These are several objectives that can be difficult to achieve if you don't have the necessary means and teams. If you are in this situation, creating an app for an association or a political organization can definitely be an ideal solution to allow you to spread the word about your cause and organize the life of your organization without having to invest too much time and money.
Out of stock: display your unavailable products in your store
Written by Muriel Santoni on Wednesday 9 November 2022
In your store, some of your products may be out of stock. Until now, products with 0 stock (for all its variants) were automatically removed from the list of your products in your app.
Now you have the possibility to keep the display of out-of-stock products in your catalog by adding an "Out of stock" mention. This option can allow you to show the extent of your catalog to your customers even if your stock is momentarily unavailable or even to enhance the success of one or more products while waiting for a restocking. If you plan to restock these products, keeping them displayed in your catalog can be a good business strategy to encourage your customers to come back to your store.
So let's see how to activate this new option right away.
Modernize your article lists with the new immersive template
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 4 November 2022
As you know, at GoodBarber we strongly believe that design and the experience delivered to your users contributes to your success. Whether you own content apps or eCommerce, you probably use an Articles or Blog section. So we have good news for you!
Until now you had the possibility to choose between 8 different templates for your article listings. These templates allow you to highlight your content whatever your domain. Lists, images more or less highlighted, there was already an abundance of choice.
What's new at GoodBarber? October 2022
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 2 November 2022
This month we offer you a new design element that will give a new life to your Articles and Blog sections: the Immersive Design template .
It's a very visual full screen template, which allows you to give a maximum of power to your readers: comments, bookmarks, sharing options, your users will be able to perform all these actions directly from the list of your articles.
You will find below the summary of developments and updates made during the month of October 2022:
Agency Tips - What if my Clients Need Custom Features?
Written by Ghjuvan Simeoni on Wednesday 2 November 2022
Relying on an App Builder to sell mobile applications allows you to offer very competitive rates while saving time, having the necessary flexibility to meeting the demand of your clients. However, when relying on a generic tool, you can expect some limitations related to tailor-made development. Hence the importance of asking yourself the right questions before choosing an app builder among all the available tools. Indeed, it is crucial to study the possibilities and opportunities in terms of customization and purposes to meet your client’s needs.
GoodBarber offers a few options depending on your needs and skills. Let’s take a closer look:
How to create an Internal Communication app for your employees
Written by Angelina Casanova on Friday 28 October 2022
The internal communication of a company includes all the communication strategies within its structure. However, digitalization, which is increasingly present in our society, has revolutionized the field of internal communication in companies. Previously relegated to the background, internal communication has now become an essential element to ensure the cohesion and involvement of employees within the company.
Consumption patterns have changed radically in recent years, as have working methods. The population is more involved in the company's approach, and the keywords are ethics and transparency. Consumers prefer brands with values that are similar to their own, as do employees, who now want to work in structures that hear and value them.
Many companies have understood this message and have heard the demands of their clients and employees. We notice a will to break the barrier between the hierarchical superiority and the actors of the company, in order to evolve together in a better working atmosphere, more cordial, and thus to facilitate the insertion, the implication, and the productivity by the means of new tools of Internal Communication.
There are many ways to enrich and facilitate your company's internal communication, but creating an app remains one of the most effective solutions. Creating an app for your company's internal communication offers various advantages: It allows you to share information in an optimal way, promote upward communication by giving voice to employees, and guarantee a successful integration to new employees, then throughout their careers.
In this article, we'll show you with the Daily Corp app how to make an app by following a few easy steps.
Delivery by radius to increase local sales
Written by Marie Pireddu on Friday 7 October 2022
Adding a local delivery option to your online store has multiple benefits.
While in-store shopping can be a hassle that many shoppers prefer to avoid all together, and large shipping companies are experiencing backlogs and shipping times that are much longer than they used to be, local deliveries provide a solution to both issues.
Local delivery helps create a personalized brand experience. Customers who shop locally appreciate the personal experience and local delivery is a cost-effective way to do that.
You'll find below insights to succeed at local delivery and how to set up the new local delivery option in your GoodBarber app: Delivery by radius
What's new at GoodBarber? September 2022
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 5 October 2022
This month we have two new features for you:
- The new "Element Style " menu for Classic apps: From this menu, you can modernize the design of your app by applying rounded shapes to widgets and sections. You will have the choice between 3 options: square, rounded and round.
- Stripe Extended for Shopping Apps: you can now offer iDeal, Giropay, and 5 other new payment methods in your eCommerce app.
You will find below the summary of the developments and updates made during the month of September 2022:
How to create a worship or faith-based app
Written by Marie Pireddu on Wednesday 28 September 2022
Beliefs no longer have the same place as they used to, and religious affiliation has considerably decreased over the last few decades. Nevertheless, we have noticed a return to spirituality for a few years now: religious or not, beliefs are slowly finding their place in people's hearts. If religion sometimes appears as the enemy of modernity, this is not really the case. For a few years now, mobile apps have been aiming at modernizing religious practices, and are in line with their time by using the current codes of digital media. These apps aim to accompany users in their religious practices and in their faith while speaking the language of the 21st century. Creating a religious or spiritual app can be the ideal solution to allow your community to cross the ages by using the most adapted communication tools.
Resellers: 10 industries to target with your mobile app reseller agency
Written by Christophe Spinetti on Friday 23 September 2022
The GoodBarber app creation platform offers a lot of different features, so you can target a whole bunch of prospects. Moreover, thanks to the extension store, you will have the possibility to add interesting options to your apps. All in all, there are more than 500 features that cover the needs of your customers. If you don't know which sector to target first, we give you a list of sectors to consider first.
Design update: new Elements Style menu
Written by Marie Pireddu on Wednesday 21 September 2022
We never say it enough: your app design plays a vital role in the success of your app.
Of course, features, performance, and the concept itself are extremely important for a mobile app to catch its users’ eyes and succeed. However, the first thing that a user notices, after launching an app, is its design. The design of your mobile application makes the first impression. And if the design is not attractive, guess what? The user will go look for another app.
Lucky for you, GoodBarber's designers are always developing new themes or updating templates, staying on top of the latest design trends to modernize the look of your apps.
One of our latest projects is GoodBarber Design System. This is a large project and you will hear more about it soon ;) Stay tuned!
In the meantime, we're releasing new design elements that will modernize your beautiful apps: a new Elements Style menu and the round effect on thumbnails and cells.
How to create an app for an event
Written by Angelina Casanova on Monday 19 September 2022
Is the place of the event industry still the same despite the many changes in society in recent years? Indeed, following the numerous crises that have appeared in the last decades: ecological, sanitary, or simply socio-economic; interactions and behaviors have been altered. Human contact is deteriorating as the place of digital technology is becoming more and more important: How can the event industry renew itself and adapt to a new audience? The answer is probably in the title of our article, through which we will explain why creating an app for an event is a viable solution to get ahead in this competitive environment.
3 reasons you should regularly update your app on the Stores
Written by Marie Pireddu on Friday 16 September 2022
You took the leap, and created and launched a beautiful mobile app. Well done! Now all your work is done and you can sit back, relax, and let the app do its work to gain you, customers, build loyalty, and increase sales. Right?
Well..... No. The work has just begun, actually. Your mobile app is only as good as its latest version, which means you need regular updates to keep your app “fresh” and relevant.
Let's see the three main reasons to update your app:
What's new at GoodBarber? August 2022
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 14 September 2022
This month, among other developments, we developed a feature that touches on a topic that is crucial to the profitability of content apps: monetization.
If you use integrated advertising via external ad networks, you'll be happy to know that you can now use AdMob Mediation . This will allow you to manage all your ad sources in one place. With just a few clicks you can manage and optimize all your ads.
You will find below the summary of the developments and updates made during the month of August 2022:
New payment options for your GoodBarber eCommerce app
Written by Marie Pireddu on Thursday 8 September 2022
You asked for it, and we did it!
While we already offered payments by credit card, Paypal, and an offline Payment option, some of our clients are located in countries that use specific payment methods like iDeal for the Netherlands, Giropay in Germany, and others. Now thanks to our latest extension, Stripe Extended , you can now offer iDeal, Giropay, and 5 more new payment methods in your GoodBarber eCommerce app.
Easily manage your Facebook ads with Admob Mediation
Written by Marie Pireddu on Monday 5 September 2022
App monetization is often crucial to the success of a mobile app. Whether it's a paid app or an app that can be installed for free, you must have a monetization strategy that satisfies your users while ensuring profitability. There are several monetizing solutions to fit the different needs. For example, news apps are better suited to subscription services while travel apps will benefit from in-app advertising. I
Lucky for you, GoodBarber offer both in-app purchase and in-app advertising. For those of you using in-app advertising with external ad networks, we've just added a new feature that will for sure interest you: AdMob Mediation.
Agency Spotlight: BPM helps business owners develop their digital presence.
Written by Ghjuvan Simeoni on Friday 2 September 2022
We recently asked a few questions to Cécile, the founder of BPM-Ad, an agency based in Martinique helping small business owners to develop their digital presence.