Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #685

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 2 April 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :  

- The progress bar on the status bar is removed temporarily
- Add of a red bubble indicating the number of comments in detail page of Article section
- It's now possible to add a custom CSS in detail page of Sound / Podcast section (Settings API)
- Bug fix : The dates are now displayed correctly in iOS5
- Bug fix : Crash fix when a wrong type is returned in loadMore download
- Bug fix : Encoding error fix on the data past in gbRequestDidSuccess function
- Bug fix : Graphic adjustment in plugins
- Bug fix : Visual bug fix on download button in Sound / Podcast sections
- Bug fix : Downloaded podcasts are now correctly played
- Bug fix : Podcasts from iTunes are now played correctly
- Bug fix : Text and photos submissions are now sent correctly
- Bug fix : The Off page of Live radio sections is now scrollable
- Bug fix : InApp web browser no longer opens when you click on an outgoing link (iTunes, maps, ...)
- Bug fix : The detail page size of Sound / Podcast section is now fixed
- Bug fix : The Youtube videos in Facebook sections are now played correctly
- Bug fix : The text size bug in Facebook section is now fixed
- Bug fix : The callback error in photo submission is now fixed
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!

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Friday talk: Users feedbacks

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 29 March 2013

In this Friday talk, we discuss about some improvements added thanks to user feedbacks.

We present the new features in the live section and the ability to archive a design.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #658

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 26 March 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update : 

NEW FEATURES
- it's now possible to set a time frame during which a live audio section is available
- It's now possible to zoom in the Photo section detail view.

BUG FIXES
- Bug fix : The double ads problem in MobPartner banners is fixed.
- Bug fix : The font change in Article details views is now recorded.
- Bug fix : The instability in the Photo section with template 3 is now fixed.
- Bug fix : The color problems in the "CircleBand" navigation are now fixed.
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!

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Friday talk: Optimization

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 22 March 2013

In this Friday talk, we focus on optimization.

We rolled out a wave of optimizations mid march, in order to load your content faster in the apps.

In this video, you'll learn more about what's behind the scene and how GoodBarber is organized to help you create the most Beautiful Apps in the world ;)

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GoodBarber Theme : Old Trip

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Wednesday 20 March 2013

Old Trip 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 #621

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 19 March 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update : 
 
- It's now possible to change the width of the Swipe menu (Settings API)
- It's now possible to change the cell's height of the Swipe menu (Settings API)
- It's now possible to change the icon's size in the Swipe menu (Settings API)
- It's now possible to choose the color of a particular cell in the Swipe menu (Settings API)
- It's now possible to enable auto refresh in Custom / URL sections (Settings API)
- French translations added (Pull down to load more, release to load more)
- Localisation into Spanish
- It's now possible to disable playing sounds in background. This option is available in your backoffice, in Design / App options
- Bug fix : Fixed issue with the background images of selected buttons in CircleBand (Categories)
- Bug fix : Subtitles in Article / Template 2 section are now displayed correctly
- Bug fix : Subtitles in Article / Template 3 section are now displayed correctly
- Bug fix : There is now a minimum width for the CircleBand buttons (Categories)
- Bug fix : Fixed an issue when there is less than 3 items in a section with a SlideShow template
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!

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Friday talk: A progress bar. What for?

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 15 March 2013

In this Friday talk, get to know more about the new progress bar.

The progress bar gives a visual feedback to the user when he launches the app. It tells him that data is being retrieved. This behavior occurs when it is the first time someone launches the app or when you publish an update of your app

There are 2 buttons in the backend in the publication menu : Submit and Publish.

Hitting submit will trigger our compiler to rebuilt your app. Then you'll have to upload your ipa file to Apple and wait for the review. You need to re-built your app each time you want to benefit from the new features of the Beautiful Apps Engine. We improve it every tuesday.

Hitting publish will update you app the easy way. If you add a section, you change your design, well, when you make your app evolve, no need to rebuilt it. It can be updated on the fly.

So, this is why we made the progress bar. It's here to tell the user, hey, updating is in progress. Hold on, fresh content and fresh design are coming.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #587

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 12 March 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update : 

- Add of a progress bar on the status bar when the app is updating
- Increase the frequency of checking the availability of updates to the application
- It's now possible to detach listBackgroundColor and listBackgroundOpacity fields Detail pages (Settings API)
- It's now possible to add a custom CSS in an Article Detail page (Settings API)
- Translation adding : the sharing mail content is now available in French
- Bug fix: It's now possible to zoom in the app web browser
- Bug fix: Correction of typos in some texts in French
- Bug fix: Fix of post comment problem in Article / WordPress sections
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!

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Download our iBook for free

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 11 March 2013

Beautiful Apps - iPhone Android - by GoodBarber . This is the title of our first iBook. It has just been published on the iBook Store.

Download it for free  and you'll discover all the great features GoodBarber has to offer.

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Friday talk: Good news for GoodBarbers today!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Friday 8 March 2013

Discover our new Friday Talk !

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How to switch my app in V2?

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Friday 8 March 2013

All the questions you may have before switching to GoodBarber V2.

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GoodBarber and the MWC 2013 - Infography

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Thursday 7 March 2013

Discover our trip to the MWC 2013!

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MWC - Focus on Ad Networks

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 6 March 2013

I spent much of my time during the MWC to discuss with Ad Networks, with the intention to improve GoodBarber's ads features.
 
My feeling is that most of these services are meta Ad Networks. They work with many Ad Servers and through their algorithms, they take care to provide maximum gain to their customers.
 
I can quote Smaato , InMobi , Adfonic and the very friendly people of Ad4Screen as services that have caught my attention.
 
Our Holy Grail is the generic implementation of an Ad Server in GoodBarber, this trend is perfect for us :-)
Implementing the SDK of one of the services mentioned above allows GoodBarber to be compliant with all the ad servers managed by this service.
 
I also discovered AirPush , a mobile Ad Network focused only on Android which has the ability to send ads by Push. I found it quite original.
 
A word for a service that deserves a mention: going around these Ad Networks, I stumbled upon Crittercism , a bug tracker that really attracted me. We will soon use this tool, allowing us to stay aware of the stability of our applications and constantly improve their quality :-)

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #551

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 5 March 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :

- It's now possible to detach images and background colors in Detail pages (Settings API).
- Smarter display of large thumbnail in articles and videos : when the large thumbnail is not available, we use standard thumbnail.
- Two new methods in the Plugin section :
        - setPreference for storing a variable in user preferences.
        - getPreference for getting a variable stored in user preferences.
- iTunes outgoing links are now supported in Custom and Plugin sections.
- Bug fix : In the Plugin section, the gbViewWillAppear method is also called for main plugin view.
- Bug fix : In the Plugin section, the return type of the gbRequest's callback is now String instead of Data.
- Bug fix : Error fix in the gbRequest fail callback.
- Bug fix : when getPreference is called on a non-defined preference, the method returns an empty String instead of a null object.
- Bug fix : the artist name is now displayed correctly in SoundCloud lists.
- Bug fix : the banners in detail views ads are now clickable.
- Bug fix : the backgroung of the swipe menu is now displayed correctly.
- Bug fix : no download for some thumbnails is now fixed.
- Bug fix : Missing article (or video) in case of an odd number of items in template 3 is fixed.


Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!

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GoodBarber Theme : Play!

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Thursday 28 February 2013


Play! 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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Few steps in the Hall 3 of Mobile World Congress

Written by Jean-Mathieu Marchetti-Ettori  on  Thursday 28 February 2013

Early in the morning, it was time for me to go to hang around in the Hall 3, a hall in which manufacturers like Samsung, LG or Nokia have great presence. You may also find mobile actors like IBM, or T-mobile, or others that you won't necessary think about, like Ford.

The first one when you go down to that hall is Samsung, you really can't miss it, it's a really huge booth !
To deal with the desappointment generated by the non-official release of the Galaxy S4 (and yes it was really disappointing for us), Samsung puts a strong focus on their new tablet :  the Galaxy Note 8.0, presented at the MWC.

The other highlight by Samsung was the Samsung Home Sync, a box that allows to share content between all Samsung devices authorized in the area. 

Not so much devices news, this year is the year of Cloud ! It is the master key !

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Photo safari in the MWC '13 jungle

Written by Lolo GB  on  Wednesday 27 February 2013

Today I left the GoodBarber booth to visit others halls of the MWC. It's so large... Just spent 2 hours to visit 1 and a half hall !
What did I see? Mobile phones (of course), tablets, TVs, presentations, docking stations, beautiful hostesses, things I don't care, and many other things...
Oh... I also finally saw a 3D printer in the Nokia booth used to make phone covers. Great.
At the end I took a look at the Sony booth. It was my favorite one (I always had a soft spot for this brand...).
Stop speaking. Let's show the photos.

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Interview at MWC : "Goodbarber can change apps without a new submission to a store"

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Wednesday 27 February 2013

Our Interview at MWC 2013.

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Mobile World Congress, Day 2

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 26 February 2013

Very busy day 2 at Mobile World Congress. Day 2 and day 3 are said to be the most intense of the event ... and, well, this is true.

We met a lot of people today : VCs, potential partners, complementary services and of course, leads :)

Not so much time to give you a feedback of what's hot in MWC2013, but we'll try tomorrow.


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Mobile World Congress, Day 1

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Monday 25 February 2013

Here we are, the Mobile World Congress began this morning.

We met a lot of interesting people today!

The team who took the boat yesterday evening from Ajaccio arrived in the late afternoon due to difficult weather conditions. But everyone is here now, and really excited!

Tomorrow, we'll take a little more time to make an entire tour of the event, and prepare more focused blog posts. We'll focus on monetization, as we met a lot of ad networks at MWC, and on new devices.

We'll try to take some more general pictures of the entire event.

To follow us out of this blog, you can find us on Flickr , on Instagram (@goodbarber ), on Twitter (@goodbarber ) and on our Facebook  page :) 

See you tomorrow !

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We are in Barcelona!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Sunday 24 February 2013

Here we are! At last, we managed to get to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress! Not an easy task, due to the bad weather :/

For this trip, we splitted our team in two. Jerome and I took the plane this morning from Ajaccio by Lyon. Sebastien, Laurent, Jim & Mathieu took the boat this evenning to Marseille, and will drive tomorrow morning to BCN.

There was snow this morning in Ajaccio, Corsica, and we were not sure that the plane could take off. The flight has been delayed more than two hours, but eventually everything went fine. We took our connecting flight in Lyon, and, we got to BCN :)

This year, the event sounds awesone, and the new venue, Fira Gran Via, is far bigger than Fira Montjuic where it took place last years.

The GoodBarber booth is awesome too! Enjoy some pictures :)

If you are heading to MWC this year, come to say hello in Hall 5, French Pavillon, Booth 5I100/55.

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Let's go to Barcelona!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Friday 22 February 2013

Next week will be a big week for our team.

For the third time, we are going to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is a major event for the Mobile industry, from manufacturers to soft editors like us. It is held every year in February.

For this edition, we have decided to make it the event of the year for GoodBarber. We will lauch officially GoodBarber 2 during the event. A lot of you have helped us with their feedbacks during the beta. Time has come to publish Beautiful Apps in the stores :)

This year, we'll have a booth at the MWC. Several members of the team will be there : Jérôme , Dominique , Sébastien , Laurent , Jim and Mathieu ! Come to say hi if you are nearby. You can meet us Hall 5, Stand 5I100/55

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #404

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 19 February 2013

We didn't mean to, but today's revision is #404 :)
 
So, changelog for this Tuesday update:
 
- Add of the "Pull up to load more" feature to load more content in a section
- Add of the Plugin section
- It's now possible to choose the links font in a Twitter section / Detail page
- It's now possible to hide all pictures in the detail pages of the Articles/Videos/Podcasts sections using the Settings API
- It's now possible to change the Back button text using the Settings API
- Bug fix: the "%d" appearing in the date of a tweet older than a year has been removed
- Bug fix: the durations display in Video sections / Template 6 is now correct
- Bug fix: pictures titles in Photo sections / Template 3 are now corrects
- Bug fix: the action buttons order is now correct in Photo sections / Template 3
- Add of some minor translations
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes!
 

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The Android team is growing

Written by Sergio Miranda Carvalho  on  Monday 18 February 2013

Native of Quenza, a small village in southern Corsica, I decided to join the GoodBarber Beautiful Team, to be a part of the Android side of the project.
 
Trained at ENSEA (Cergy) in electronics engineering, I decided to start my career with GoodBarber in order to specialize myself on Google's mobile platform.
 
For the time being, I'm quickly acquiring the basics of native apps development. In a few days, I will be ready to start working on my first piece of code on GoodBarber for Android. I am eagger to join the team actually working on it. Time has come to create Beautiful Apps for Android too :)

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