Dumè Siacci, Monday 25 February 2013

Mobile World Congress, Day 1

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 !
Dumè Siacci, Sunday 24 February 2013

We are in Barcelona!

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.
Dumè Siacci, Friday 22 February 2013

Let's go to Barcelona!

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
Dumè Siacci, Tuesday 19 February 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #404

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!  
Sergio Miranda Carvalho, Monday 18 February 2013

The Android team is growing

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 :)
Dumè Siacci, Sunday 17 February 2013

The On'R award shines at CampusPlex!

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 :)
Dumè Siacci, Wednesday 13 February 2013

GoodBarber for radio stations

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 ;)
Dumè Siacci, Tuesday 12 February 2013

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

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 :)
Mathieu Poli, Tuesday 12 February 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #370

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 :)
Jerome Granados, Monday 11 February 2013

Second day at LeRadio in Paris

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 :)
Dumè Siacci, Sunday 10 February 2013

First day at LeRadio in Paris

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 :)
Dumè Siacci, Saturday 9 February 2013

GoodBarber @ Radio Zest in Paris !

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 :)
Jerome Granados, Wednesday 6 February 2013

Unify your web presence in one Beautiful App

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.
Dumè Siacci, Tuesday 5 February 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #331

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 :)
Jerome Granados, Friday 1 February 2013

GoodBarber theme: Wedding

Wedding is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.  
Jerome Granados, Wednesday 30 January 2013

Opening GoodBarber's bag of tricks

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!
Dumè Siacci, Tuesday 29 January 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #307

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 :)
Jerome Granados, Thursday 24 January 2013

GoodBarber theme: Blow

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 .
Jerome Granados, Tuesday 22 January 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #274

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.
Dumè Siacci, Tuesday 15 January 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #251

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!
Jerome Granados, Tuesday 8 January 2013

Beautiful Apps Engine: Update #230

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.
Jerome Granados, Tuesday 1 January 2013

Pace è Salute per u 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 :)
Jerome Granados, Friday 21 December 2012

GoodBarber 2: the first update

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 :