[Tech] Custom log lines (aliasing NSLog) #iOS #Objective-C

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 14 August 2013

Any developer knows the importance of logging while debugging. The more you log, the faster and easier it will be to find anomalies in the source code. It allows for instance to look at the data received from the network, in our case, the responses of the requests sent to our architecture.
 
Anyway, two problems can appear around this problematic :
- These logs, essentials in DEV, slow the app in PROD, and significantly degrade the user experience
- The proliferation of logs makes the console unreadable very quickly, which requires rigor in writing their labels
 
To solve these problems we have chosen to implement a logging system tailored to our needs. The idea is obviously not to reinvent the wheel - the standard system proposed by the iOS SDK is very effective - but to provide a simple to use tool, that ensures readability and performance.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1263

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 13 August 2013

Here is the changelog for this Tuesday update.

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Friday Talk: Store identification

blog_write_no_author  Friday 9 August 2013

Hey guys,

Today we're going to talk about the identification of the users in the stores.
With GoodBarber the developer is you! Apps are published under your developer account.
Jérôme and Méryl explain why it's important and what are the good points.

Have a good week-end folks!

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New Theme : Asian Touch

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Wednesday 7 August 2013


Asian Touch is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App
 

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1249

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 6 August 2013

Here is the changelog for this Tuesday update.

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How to activate the native YouTube player in your Android app

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Monday 5 August 2013

In last week update, we published a brand new feature allowing your users to watch YouTube videos directly from your Android app (either in articles and video sections). It uses the native YouTube player for a better user experience.

If you've already re-built your app since the update #1238, you just need to follow these steps to activate the new player. If not, follow this quick process, re-build your Android app from your GoodBarber backend, and publish an update on the store!

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Friday Talk: The support

blog_write_no_author  Friday 2 August 2013

Hello GoodBarbers,

Today we're going to talk about who's behind the support?
You're going to know better the people who answer to all your questions and discover what is the podium as well!

Enjoy this video before the week-end!
See ya!

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Showcase: Chelsea News

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Thursday 1 August 2013

Mourinho's boys won't have any secret for you anymore with this Chelsea soccer app :) Daniel created this perfect Blue (of course) app using GoodBarber. 
 
Have a look to this showcase and go to download this beautiful app!

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GoodBarber is now available in Italian!

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Wednesday 31 July 2013

Ciao guys!

We're happy to tell you that our website is now available in Italian ! Arianna did this big job for us, we've already introduced her here ;)
Many thanks to her for this job, we hope our Italian users will enjoy it!

Have a good day everyone!

 

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1238

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 30 July 2013

Sound in background management in Custom section
Improving CSS in detail page of Article section

Here is the changelog for this Tuesday update.

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New Theme : Space

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Monday 29 July 2013

Space is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App .

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Showcase: Farmacie Sant'Anna

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Thursday 25 July 2013

Rosario and his team have done a wonderful job creating their app with GoodBarber for their pharmacies . This is a very effective promotional tool for their local businesses.

And it's also our first Italian showcase ;)

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10 tips to make your App Icon stand out!

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 24 July 2013

If you don’t want to see your app drown in the mundane, check this out!

In a world where app downloads are on the rise, you have to be different from other applications out there...  and it starts with the design of your app icon! Let me give you 10 tips to improve the design of you app icon and make it stand out!

We all say that it’s not fair to judge a movie, a book or a packaging by its cover/design. But even if we say that, it's what we do. If we don’t like a cover or if it’s less attractive than another one we can just leave it! There are so many choices that we'll stop at the most interesting.

The cover of a movie, for instance, is very important. It’s the first connection with the public and it has to convey the atmosphere of the movie with pictures, illustrations, fonts. Everything needs to be chosen perfectly and correctly.

For an application, it’s almost the same. With the app icon, you have to make the users choose yours.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1208

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 23 July 2013

Here is the changelog for this Tuesday update.

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Friday Talk: 5 questions to our CEO D.Siacci

blog_write_no_author  Friday 19 July 2013

Today it's a special Friday Talk because we interviewed our CEO : Dominique Siacci. 

Are you curious to know who is behind GoodBarber? Yes you are! I know it!

Discover who created GoodBarber,  what kind of applications he likes (other than GoodBarber News of course ;) ) and more about him!

Follow Dumè on Twitter : @dsiacci  and Pinterest
 

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Showcase: L'ActuTechno.com

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Friday 19 July 2013

Grégoire has done a great job customizing our brand new design templateOne Flat.

Look at the app of his website, L'ActuTechno.com :)

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Find us on YouTube!

Written by Méryl Fiamma  on  Wednesday 17 July 2013

GoodBarber's channel is now available on YouTube ;) 
You can come and check all the videos here : GoodBarberTv

Enjoy!

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1189

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 16 July 2013

Here is the changelog for this Tuesday update.

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New Theme : Diamond

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Monday 15 July 2013


Diamond is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App  

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Friday Talk: How to promote your app ?

blog_write_no_author  Friday 12 July 2013

Hello GoodBarbers! 
The subject of this friday talk is: How to promote your app ?
Jérôme tells you where you have to start, the steps to follow, and as usual some tips to do that and to understand what it is important! 

Let's check it out and enjoy ;)

Have a good week-end!

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GoodBarber News

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Thursday 11 July 2013

Hey beautiful users, look at the beautiful app we crafted for you!

This is the brand news GoodBarber News app :) Read our blogs, watch our videos, our photos, and more!

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[Tech] How we do icon coloration at runtime #Objective-C #iOS

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Wednesday 10 July 2013

GoodBarber allows you to create full customized, beautiful apps, in just a few clicks. Among the hundreds of other features, we implemented an icon coloration process, which you can use to create beautiful design effects. 

We chose to let you choose amongst a large icon set — you can even upload your own TabBar icons — and you can imagine that it was completely impossible to anticipate all the customization possibilities. So we started to think about an automated customization process for these icons, and we wanted to keep a standard-based icon set (white PNGs with alpha channel only).

So here is what we developed to color the icons directly in the native client applications, with just a white PNG and a hexa color.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #1179

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 9 July 2013

In this Tuesday update, we are still setting the stage for the launch of future big new features. I recommend to re-build your app only if you had some bugs. Otherwise, it's not necessary.

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Friday Talk: All about sections

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Friday 5 July 2013

Hi GoodBarbers ! 
Today Méryl and Jérôme are talking about sections.
You will discover what are the sections you need in your app, which sections you should use and some tips for users who don't have enough content !

Enjoy and have a good week-end ;)

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