Create an app

Your client's developer accounts vs. your own

Written by Christophe Spinetti  on  Friday 11 December 2020

Article originally published 07/10/2017.


Agencies often wonder if they can use their own developer account to publish their clients' apps or if they should ask their clients to create their own accounts. Let's be clear right now, it is mandatory to use your clients' accounts to publish their apps. This may seem restrictive but these are clear rules enacted by Apple and Google for the management of their Stores. They want to be contractually bound to the owner of the content, i.e. your client, not you.

More details on Apple guidelines
More details on Google Policies
 

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App Store Connect Holiday: Dec 23 – 27

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Tuesday 8 December 2020

Each year, Apple suspends app reviews during the Christmas week. This year App Store Connect will not be accepting any submission from December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time).

Here are the different scenarios and see the impact of this announcement on your iOS submission.

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What's new at GoodBarber? November 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 2 December 2020

This month we've been working to help you comply with the new standards. No jealousy this time, one is for Shopping Apps, and the other for Classic Apps:
 

  • SCA payment: On December 31, 2020, the new security requirements imposed on banks and payment organizations by the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2 ) will take effect in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). The European standard called SCA (Strong Customer Authentication), which is version 2 of the 3D Secure payment, will then come out.
  • Transparency and Consent Framework: The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) has published a new version of the Transparency and Consent Framework, TCF V2. The objective is to ensure transparency between publishers (owners of sites displaying ads), ad networks, and suppliers (ad suppliers) using CMPs (Consent Management Platforms) that are verified by the IAB.
 

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How an app can help you keep your business open ?

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Monday 30 November 2020

This pandemic is having an immediate and long-term impact on small businesses. From lockdown to restrictions, and social distancing, small business owners have had to adapt and find solutions to keep their business running. 
 

Digital channels are becoming the new norm. For example, local farmers have been embracing digital technologies as a way to directly sell produce. 
 

A positive trend from this new norm is the support for small and local businesses. People are specifically seeking out local, independently-owned businesses. Many social media campaigns are dedicated to shopping locally and #supportlocalbusiness or #shoplocal are trending. 
 

At GoodBarber, we’re here to support you and help you keep your business open by offering you solutions adapted to your needs.

 

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Classic App: comply now with the iAB new Transparency and Consent Framework

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Friday 27 November 2020

IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) released a new Transparency and Consent Framework version, the TCF V2. The aim is to provide transparency between Publishers (Site owner displaying ads), ad networks, and Vendors (ads suppliers) by using CMP (Consent Management Platforms) that are verified by the IAB.

If you display ads on your GoodBarber apps via AdMob, Google Ad Manager, and Google AdSense to your European and Uk visitors, then this is for you. 

To comply with Google’s EU User consent policy, GoodBarber implemented Google’s CMP Funding Choices. Funding Choices is a Consent Management Platform (approved by the IAB TCF v2) that integrates with Google’s advertising services to help you navigate user choice for privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA.
 

 

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Reseller: how to generate more revenue ?

Written by Christophe Spinetti  on  Friday 27 November 2020

As GoodBarber Resellers, you monetize your savoir-faire by creating apps for your clients. To bill your services, the 3 most common methods are: 
- App creation fees
- Subscriptions (maintenance and infrastructure fees)
- Sell additional services

Most of our Resellers, charge according to the first 2 methods but often forget the 3rd method: "sell additional services".

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Important update for your Shopping App: SCA payment

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 25 November 2020

On December 31, 2020, the new security requirements imposed on banks and payment processors by the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) will be taking effect in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The European standard called SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) comes out, which is version 2 of the payment by 3D Secure. 

GoodBarber has taken all the necessary steps to comply with the new standard and SCA has been implemented in our Shopping Apps. 
All you need to do on your side is to rebuild your app to benefit from this update and submit the new version to the Stores. 

Let's find out in more detail, what SCA is all about and what it means for your app. 

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How to transition from a desktop product to mobile? (Infographic)

blog_write_no_author  Thursday 12 November 2020

Article updated 11/112020



Should I move my business to mobile? You already know our answer, but the question is, how to transition from a desktop product to a mobile application. In terms of user expectations and usability, a mobile app is a different product altogether. Because we make a point of accompanying you every step of the way, here are a few elements to have in mind when looking to make this oh so important switch.

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What's new at GoodBarber? October 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 4 November 2020

This month we present you some new features, especially in terms of Shopping Apps. 

First of all, know that you can now set a time zone and apply it to your entire shop, from the Settings > Shop info of your back office. Once the timezone has been chosen, it will be applied to all the elements of your app, such as emails, dates displayed on your shop, etc. It will become the reference time zone of your shop. 

Then, and at the same place, you will be able to choose the date and time format that will be applied to your shop. 

And finally, a new line is displayed in your link manager: the "Product details" line. Got it? You can now create links towards the product pages. 

You'll find below a summary of the improvements and updates made during the month of October 2020:

 

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How can your app comply with the new Google Play Privacy Policy requirements?

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Monday 2 November 2020

As of March 15, 2017, the Play Store will require all published Android apps to provide a valid Privacy Policy. This rule will apply to apps requesting or handling "sensitive user or device information". Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some precautionary measures you can take.

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Agency Spotlight: Visual Apps boosts small businesses digital marketing

Written by Christophe Spinetti  on  Friday 30 October 2020

Visual Apps is a mobile marketing agency working mainly in the Occitan region in France. Chan and his team are helping businesses and associations in the region increase their mobile audience. In March 2020, during the 1st lockdown, Visual Apps launched a solidarity initiative, offering its services free of charge to companies in difficulty.

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Take your podcast to the next level with a mobile app

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 14 October 2020

Every day, new podcasts are published on different platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc). Podcasting is now mainstream and attracts tens of millions of people every week, generating more and more revenue. 
According to this report from The Verge, the podcast industry revenue in 2018 was $479.1 million and will likely create $1 Billion annual revenue by 2021.
Technology, Media, And Telecommunications Predictions 2020” report that the podcasting business could grow to more than $3.3 billion by 2025.

This is clearly a lucrative industry that has a lot of room for innovation.  If you're thinking of creating a podcast, this is definitely the right time.
 

 

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What's new at GoodBarber? September 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 7 October 2020

This month we've redesigned a section very appreciated by podcast lovers. I'm talking about the Sound section of your GoodBarber Classic apps. We are pleased to announce the release of a must-have feature: Mini Player

From now on, your users will be able to browse the app while continuing to listen to the content of your Sound and Live sections. All this while always viewing the player at the bottom of their screen, no matter what view they are in!  

We also worked on a new template for the details page of your Sound section, I let you discover it in your back office ;) 
 
You will find below the summary of the improvements and updates made during the month of September 2020:

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Why is now the best time for Resellers ?

Written by Christophe Spinetti  on  Wednesday 23 September 2020

COVID-19 has drastically impacted our daily lives. As remote working and social distancing have become the new norm, consumer behavior has shifted from in-person to digital channels.

People re-discovered that they can find everything they need online. Businesses have had to adapt their offer and find innovative ways to meet their customers' new expectations.
 

The apps ecosystem has been positively impacted by this shift in behaviors, which is good news for mobile app resellers.

 

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Google AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages - Add-On

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Thursday 10 September 2020

As you know, we strive to constantly develop our features and provide you with the tools to be successful.

After releasing the Google AMP - Mobile Accelerated Pages - Add-on.-on for Shopping App last December, we are now making this add-on available on Classic Apps as well. 

The AMP (accelerated mobile page) format was created by Google with the aim of making it easier and faster to load web pages on mobile phones.
With this Add-On, you will be able to increase your visibility and drive more traffic.

 

Indeed Google highlights pages using AMP technology in its search results. AMP pages appear either in the AMP carousel at the top of the first results page, or in traditional results, with the AMP label. You therefore greatly increase your visibility and your chances of traffic on your shop.

With this technology you ensure that your pages are loaded almost instantly resulting in a perfect user experience and increased customer retention. 

 

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What's new at GoodBarber? August 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 2 September 2020

No rest at GoodBarber in August! Two new add-ons have been published and you might be particularly interested if you're using GoodBarber for your Shopping App.
 

  • "Quick Buyadd-on: Your clients will now be able to easily add products to their cart from the Home page of your app (widget List of products° or while browsing a collection. Once your clients have added the product, the button will say "added". Clients will never have to leave the page they're browsing, therefore increasing the chance of them browsing your catalog further, which will result in an increase in your average cart. 
 
  • "Store Locatoradd-on: Give your clients a quick overview of your different store locations and simplify their shopping experience by allowing them to find you instantly. 
You will find below the updates and improvements for August, 2020. 

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How much does it cost to make an app?

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 26 August 2020

This is one of the biggest questions these days: how does it cost to make an app?
And let's be honest, the answer is not easy as the price will depend on multiple factors.
Different app developer rates, project complexity, and the time it takes to create an app  will impact its cost. The more things you want, the higher the price! That is why we couldn't stress enough the importance of defining your concept well before you even start developing your app. Knowing beforehand what you want inside your native app will help with budgeting. The price of your app development will indeed depend on what your project entails and how you want to achieve it.

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How to create your own Local Delivery + Pickup app

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Thursday 20 August 2020

Many brick-and-mortar shops had been facing a tough situation these past few months due to the lockdowns imposed in many countries by the Covid-19. 

Some had taken the right decision to move their business online. Their online shops allowed them to keep selling their products and stay in touch with their clients.

 But as we mentioned in a previous article, e-Commerce is a tough competitive market. So how can your independent business compete? By becoming your neighborhood champion and taking advantage of your actual physical location. 

By offering a fast local delivery option and a convenient in-store pickup, you provide your clients with the flexibility and convenience they need. 
 

With the idea in mind, GoodBarber is now offeringLocal Delivery + Pickup apps, with key features dedicated to boost your sales and grow your local client base. 

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Store Locator now available on your Shopping App

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 12 August 2020

Did you know? 88% of all mobile searchers visit a related store they have searched for?

With our new Store locator add-on, you can now merge your online and offline business.
It allows you to display your store locations on your shopping app and help your clients find you easily, simplifying the shopping experience.


With online sales taking over traditional shopping, small business owners need to find ways to bring customers back to their new o brick-and-mortar locations. According to studies (source Hubspot), 40% of all mobile searches today have some form of local intent, making store locators an important part of a marketing strategy.

 

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Shopping App: A new add-on to increase conversion, the Quick Buy button

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 12 August 2020

Easy navigation and smooth ordering process are two of the main reasons shoppers will stay or leave a shopping app. 

You can improve this shopping experience by creating smooth ordering directly from the Home page or from a collection. Instead of navigating to single product pages, your clients can shop directly from the products list

By allowing your clients to quickly select products, you can speed up their shopping flow on your app, which then will result in increasing your conversion rate. It might also encourage them to buy more.

For example, if you're a caterer or selling beauty product , your clients are most likely going to buy more than one product from you. If they are buying a facial cleanser, they will probably also buy a moisturizer or exfoliant. 

Thank to our new add-on, you can now add this feature to your Shopping App. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? July 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 5 August 2020

This month we have several novelties to present you and which concern the Shopping Apps!  

First of all, two new features in the checkout process:

  • You can now customize the wording of the fields concerning the company, the VAT number, and the phone number of your clients.
  • You can activate a new free field, the "Client note" field, which will allow your users to send you any message when placing an order.
Then a brand new add-on! The "In-store pickup". It allows your clients to place their orders from your app and to pick it up in your shop. Convenient right?

You can find below a summary of the developments and updates made during July, 2020.

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Why integrate social media in your app?

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 29 July 2020

In today’s society, we rely heavily on our smartphones and apps. Our daily life, personal and professional, depends on numerous apps.
According to a survey by TechCrunch, smartphone users spend over 3 hours on mobile apps, and over 80% of Facebook’s advertising revenue comes from mobile apps. The mobile app industry has become a competitive one. You now need innovative ideas to stand out from the crowd. 
Integrating social media into your mobile app development process can boost your marketing strategy and app download.

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How our new "In-store pickup" add-on will benefit your shop

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 22 July 2020

e-Commerce is a tough competitive market. With large companies taking the main share of the market, what do local, independent businesses have to offer to compete? Shops! Their actual physical location. 

Thanks to our new add-on “In-store pickup”, local shops can now increase in-store foot traffic, boosting sales and client satisfaction. 

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GoodBarber top marketing advice for every stage of your app journey

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 15 July 2020

Top marketing advice for each stage of your app development: pre-launch, publication, post-launch

You’ve taken the right step by deciding to create an app. And you already know that promoting your app and setting a marketing strategy will be important for its success. 

 But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start.  Or what to focus on depending on if you’re just starting creating your business, if you’re about to launch it, or are now looking to take your business to the next level.

 We gathered for you all our best articles to guide you along your journey.

 

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