The On'R award shines at CampusPlex!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Sunday 17 February 2013

All the GoodBarber team was thrilled Wednesday morning when we brought the On'R award back at CampusPlex in Ajaccio.
 
Again, everybody thanks Philippe & Frédéric from Le Radio show!
 
You'll see that GoodBarber will be soon the best tool ever to create Beautiful Apps for radio stations :)

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GoodBarber for radio stations

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Wednesday 13 February 2013

Le Radio show ended yesterday in Paris. These three days have been an opportunity for us to gather lots of ideas to improve GoodBarber, in order to make it the best solution for creating mobile applications for radio stations.

This is also an opportunity to review the features available with GoodBarber for radios. Please note: we'll update this blog post as we go along so don't mind the publication date ;)

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Third day at Le Radio, the On'R award is ours!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 12 February 2013

Yesterday, we had the suprise to discover that we was "nominés" for the On'R awards, in the "Innovative Service" category.
 
We won it this morning !
 
We would like to thank very much Philippe Chapot , Frédéric Brulhatour and the On'R awards' jury at Le Radio show . It's a great encouragement.
 
We came to this show to discover the radio world, and to imagine new features for GoodBarber.
 
We have now a big, big to-do list, and you will soon hear about it :)

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #370

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Tuesday 12 February 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :
 
- You can now download sounds from Podcast sections and listen them offline
- You can now choose the text alignment of the detail page of an Article section
- You can now adjust the HTML page in a Custom/Url section
- Photos description added in Facebook section
- Better photo and iframe display in the detail page of an Article section
- New french translations added : 
     - "Choose a picture"
     - "Choose a video"
     - "Take a picture"
     - "Take a video"
     - "Choose from library"
     - "App Version"
     - "Device"
     - "iOS Version"
     - "Fill in details of your request below"
- Bug fix : outgoing links in articles titles are no longer automatically detected
- Bug fix : you can now choose a specific background for a section (JSON)
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes :)

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Second day at LeRadio in Paris

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 11 February 2013

Since this morning, we have met a lot of people. Each time, they give us great ideas to improve GoodBarber.
If it's true that we are not experts of the radio ecosystem, there are great chance that will become killers and the end of Le Radio!

Just one evidence: we are "nominé" for the On'R awards. 

Here are some pictures of Le Radio :)

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First day at LeRadio in Paris

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Sunday 10 February 2013

Today was the first day of LeRadio show in Paris, where we are exhibiting the brand new GoodBarber until Tuesday.

Here are some pictures of Jerome & Dominique on the GoodBarber booth :)

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GoodBarber @ Radio Zest in Paris !

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Saturday 9 February 2013

Today, we are at Radio Zest, in Paris. Radio Zest is a conference that is held before LeRadio show, where we'll have a booth until Tuesday.

At Radio Zest, Jerome Granados presented how a beautiful app can help you to target a larger audience for your radio station in 5 simple ideas.

Here are his slides :)

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Unify your web presence in one Beautiful App

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 6 February 2013

GoodBarber has developped 25 connectors (and counting) to retrieve your articles, photos, videos, events, sounds, tweets, …well, you get the idea :)

Use them to put all your content at your users's fingertips.

The idea is simple. From your backend, different sections can be created in your app. Each section corresponds to a type of content. Behind each section is linked a source. 

Here is the list of the supported external services. Keep in mind that this list is growing.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #331

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 5 February 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :
 
- New Sound / Soundcloud section
- New URL template for Custom sections, which allows to display a web page
- You can now listen to songs from Podcast/Soundcloud sections in background
- You can now switch/play/pause between songs of a Podcast/Soundcloud section with the iOS background controls
- Bug fix : images are now displayed correctly on the first launch on non-Retina devices
- Bug fix : the dates are now displayed correctly in the content lists
- Bug fix : the Custom sections margins are now correct
- Bug fix : the toolbar buttons in Video sections are now activated/deactivated by the backoffice
- Bug fix : it is now possible to exit the Mail Composer when you click on a mailto link in Custom section
- Bug fix : Linkedin & Tumblr sharing are now working with YouTube videos
- Bug fix : the thumbnails are now loaded correctly in the Article & Videos sections / Template 5
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes :)

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GoodBarber theme: Wedding

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 1 February 2013

Wedding 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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Opening GoodBarber's bag of tricks

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 30 January 2013

With GoodBarber, everybody can create Beautiful Apps. But, being able to provide a software empowering everybody to create a Beautiful App is a long and ambushed way. 

Our technical team is composed by passionate people. Talented mobile developers, experienced network and system engineers, mighty web developers. To build and run GoodBarber, everyday we have to solve complex problems, mainly due to the industrial trait of our product. GoodBarber powers millions of apps, installed, updated, and used all day long.

We would like to share with you - the geek ones ;) - the solutions we find in order to face the issues we come across every day.

Every article published under the "Engineering" serie will deal with an accurate topic regarding iOS, Android, Python, etc..
It could also talk about a generic process that was set up to maintain GoodBarber's industrial trait.

In this blog, over time, and each time we can do it, we will try to explain what's behind the scene and share GoodBarber's bag of tricks.

Stay tuned!

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #307

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 29 January 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :
 
- New Live section (audio & video)
- You can now add a "All categories" filter in the advanced settings of your sections
- You can now re-order your filters with a drag-and-drop in the advanced settings of your sections
- The links are now active into the Facebook sections
- The action buttons are now dynamically aligned into the Photos sections, Template 3
- The Credit page of the Settings section has now an embedded style
- Bug fix : pictures are now displayed correctly in Article sections (detail view)
- Bug fix : outgoing links in articles content are now interpreted
- Bug fix : authentication and sharing issue fixed with LinkedIn and Tumblr
- Bug fix : fixed a wrong label into the Retweet action confirmation alert
- Bug fix : the https links are now interpreted
- Bug fix : the outgoing links are now interpreted in the Credit page of the Settings sections
- Bug fix : there is now a download link in the "Recommend app" sharing action of the Settings sections
- Beginning of the work toward the GoodBarber 2 migration for existing customer
 
Don't forget to re-build your app to apply these changes :)

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GoodBarber theme: Blow

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 24 January 2013

Bloggers, this theme is for you. Use it to unify your web presence.

It was especially crafted for those publishing a high volume of content : news, videos, photos, podcasts, etc.

Looking at the root view, you see that our designer chose a tab bar for the navigation.  But you notice that Blow has also a sub-navigation, with a "circle band", at the top of the screen. Very useful to offer a clear navigation among a lot of content.

In the detailed view, the tool bar is at the bottom. Select the option you want to propose. In this exemple, comments, sharing, font size and add to faves are enable.

Blow 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 #274

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 22 January 2013

Changelog for this Tuesday update :
 
- rotating the iPhone when playing a video rotates the video too
- new french translations added :
          - "Pull to refresh"
          - Post comment
- bug fixed when displaying comments
- bug fixed whrn displaying the "Send" button in the comments page
- better management of hours format (20h instead of 8h)
- comments can be posted in a WMaker > Video section
- better management of urls in the video section
- bug fixed whrn connection social networks
- you can now add advertisement in your app
          - GoodBarber banners
          - MobPartner banners
          - Admob banners
          - Swelen banners
          - GoodBarber splashscreen
          - AdMob splashscreen
          - Swelen splashscreen


To have this changes applied to your app, you need to re-build it.

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #251

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Tuesday 15 January 2013

This is Tuesday ... time to update the Beautiful Apps Engine.

If you build your app after this update, here are the new features you will have :


- Increased thumbnail size for the following templates:
     - Article - Template 1
     - Article - Template 2
     - Article - Template 3
     - Article - Template 4
     - Article - Template 5
     - Video - Template 1
     - Video - Template 2
     - Video - Template 3
     - Video - Template 4
     - Video - Template 5
     - Podcasts
     - Event
- Bug fixed when displaying comments: troncated comment + comment number deleted
- Bug fixed when loading Instagram comments
- Now showing Instagram comments on Photo - Template 2
- Crash fixed when displaying Instagram comments
- "Force update" action in the Setting section + alert
- "Flush cache" action in the Settings section + alert
- Bug fixed when recommanding the app from the Settings section
- Bug fixed in the UGC section. You can now deactivate authentication, via the backend

Now, let's create Beautiful Apps!

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Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #230

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 8 January 2013

Each Tuesday, we update the Beautiful Apps Engine.

So, here is the changelog of what's is newly available in your apps:
- better thumbnail quality in the lists views
- better localisation for date formats
- error message displayed when it is impossible to retrieve comments
- fixing bug when cropping thumbanails in Sound section
- fixing seperator color settings in the menu (with swipe mode)
- fixing graphical bugs in Twitter section (troncated Twitter account, date labels added)
- better handling of external links in detail pages
- better error management in all connectors
- action button can be sorted (sharing, bookmark, comment, ...) in detail pages (you need to edit the JSON file to do so. Advanced users feature)
- fixing background color bug in Other section (with TabBar mode)
- fixing bug to display the right color in a cell of the swipe mode, when selected
- reseting red badges received when pushed, after opening the app
- enabling comments in the Photo/Instagram section
- several grahicals renderings improvements
- IPA file size is smaller
- several minor improvements

To have this changes applied to your app, you need to re-build it.

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The Beautiful App engine!

Written by Lesia PIETRI  on  Wednesday 2 January 2013

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Pace è Salute per u 2013

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 1 January 2013

We wish you a happy new year. As we say in Corsican: "Pace è Salute", standing for "Peace and Health"

Let's make Beautiful Apps ... and more in 2013
It's just the beginning :)

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GoodBarber 2: the first update

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 21 December 2012

It's been exactly once week now, since we have widely opened GoodBarber 2 beta to the public.

We are very exited because, everyday, many of you try it and give their feedback. It helps us to speed up the pace to stabilize GoodBarber 2, so that it is rolled out earlier than expected.

Thanks to your experienced tests, we were able to publish last tuesday the first update of GoodBarber 2. Here is the changelog of what's new :

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Beta begins today!

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Thursday 13 December 2012

Hello GoodBarbers!

It's been a long wait but now ... time has come :)

In a few clicks, you will be able to test GoodBarber V2. This edition is called "Beautiful Apps" because we focused like no other on design. We hope you will enjoy the brand new back end, and get the inspiration to create the app that stands out from the crowd.

Before you start, keep in mind that GB V2 is still in beta. We look forward to reading your feedback.

Now, let's have fun and create your first Beautiful App !

www.goodbarber.com

Enjoy ;)
The GoodBarber Team

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Goodbarber V2 : Let's demo Beautiful Apps

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Wednesday 5 December 2012

We know that those ofyouwho have registeredforthe BetaGoodbarberV2 can't wait to try it out.But be awarethatit's just as unbearablefor the whole teambecause we reallylook forward to yourfirst impressions!

So to help you you while waiting,we offerthose 2
videos of demomade ​​byour friendFredZoneone introducing the applications, the other one thebackoffice.
Here is also alink to Kriisiis.fr article showing GoodBarberamongother projectsannounced at Web'12.

Hoping to whet your appetite,  Rendez-vous atthe opening of theBETA. Just few more days to go:)

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Goodbarber live from Web'12

Written by Dumè Siacci  on  Wednesday 5 December 2012

Announcedby Jeromein hisprevious note,GoodBarberis almost readytorelease itsversion 2.Sowhat's best to announceand introduce it than participatingin the essential annual meeting forcompanies and start-upof the web,Web'12.

For thosewho do not knowthis event,Web'12isthree daysof conference,demonstrationsand meetings withgiants such asFacebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google,ect.
It's also wheretomorrow's Internetis imagined.You understand thatit isa very important eventthat weabsolutelywanted tobe part of.

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The new GoodBarber is out! Request an invite

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 19 November 2012

As discussed with many of you during the GoodBarber Summer Tour 2012, by the end of this year, GoodBarber will be pushed to the next level !

Today, we open the private beta of GoodBarber #V2. You can request an invite from this page to participate in : http://www.goodbarber.com/new/

Time has come to create Beautiful Apps ;)

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A GoodBarber plug-in for SPIP

Written by Ghjancarlu Simeoni  on  Friday 20 July 2012

GoodBarber now has a plug-in for users of the Content Management System (CMS) SPIP.

This plug-in%28computing%29 , when installed on your server, allows you to generate a pro forma XML feed. You specify the source stream in your GoodBarber back office. Import your site contents to your mobile application, and provide an improved user experience compared to a standard RSS feed.

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