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:

 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.
 

 

Read more

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:

Read more

7 good reasons to create an app with GoodBarber

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Thursday 1 October 2020

Creating an app may seem long and difficult, but we have planned everything to facilitate the task. Indeed, GoodBarber enables you to :

Read more

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.

 

Read more

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. 

 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

 

Read more

What's new at GoodBarber? June 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Thursday 9 July 2020

This month we have something new for everyone! Among the developments made we offer two new features that will delight creators of content apps as well as shopping apps!  


Let's start with the Classic apps and the new design. Our ambition has always been to provide you with a product at the cutting edge of technology and mobile user experience.  
As the style of the action buttons we offer you is no longer satisfactory, we have updated the design to keep your apps up to date with the current design trends! The update will give an excellent refresh to the user interface of your apps :) 


For the Shopping Apps, we continue our efforts by offering a new add-on for your Shopping Cart section: the "Cart Reminder " add-on. 
This reminder is an easy and simple way to encourage your clients to complete their purchases, by showing them the products they have left in their cart. 
 

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

Read more

Reduce order abandonment with our new add-on

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 1 July 2020

Abandoned order, shopping cart abandonment are dreaded terms for online shop owners. 
Indeed almost 70% of users will leave a site or app without completing their shopping.

What is an abandoned order?
Order abandonment is when a shopper gets to the point in their journey where they add an item to their cart and then for some reason decides to leave without taking any further action.
For the retail sector, some of the most common reasons for abandonment are issues with shipping and shipping cost, decided to buy in-store instead, lack of payment options, or technical issues.

Read more

New add-on: Cart reminder

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 1 July 2020

To continue with our add-ons focused on reducing cart abandonment, we just launched the "Cart reminder" add-on. 
The Cart reminder is an easy and simple way to encourage your clients to finish their shopping, by showing them the products they left in their cart.

This reminder will work well combined with the "Abandoned order" add-on. 

 

Read more

GoodBarber Shopping App: Currencies and Payment gateways

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 24 June 2020

 

One of the key elements when creating your Shopping App is the checkout process and the choice of your payment gateways. But it's not always easy to figure them out. Some of the most common questions we receive are: which payment option should I choose? Should I provide more than one? What if they are not available in my country? 

We'll cover in this article the different payment options offered by GoodBarber and their availability depending on your location. 

But first, a little reminder....

Read more

New design update for your Classic apps

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Tuesday 16 June 2020

We are very happy to introduce today a new design update for our Classic platform.

At GoodBarber we are always committed to providing a product that is always at the forefront of technology and mobile user experience, as well as adhering to Apple and Google's requirements so that your apps can be successfully published on both stores. 
As the style of the action buttons that we offer was no longer satisfactory, we had to make this update in order to keep your apps up to date with the latest design trends.

The update will give a great refresh to the UI of your apps.

Read more

Which plan should you choose for your app?

blog_write_no_author  Wednesday 10 June 2020

Maybe you've just started creating your Beautiful App and you find yourself in that moment when you have to decide which plan to choose? Especially when creating an app for the first time, you might be at a loss when it comes to defining your needs. This is where our 30 days trial period comes in handy, to test our features and Add-Ons, giving you a better idea of the requirements to wrap up your project.

Read more

What's new at GoodBarber? May 2020

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 3 June 2020

This month we are working on features that will delight local businesses!

Our first add-on is Offline payment . With this add-on, you facilitate the shopping experience of your clients by allowing them to pay outside the app

Next is the local delivery  add-on, which is now available on your Shopping App. It allows you to configure your delivery zones by zip code and offer a fast delivery option to your nearest clients


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

Read more

How to create a successful online shop with GoodBarber Shopping App

Written by Marie Pireddu  on  Wednesday 27 May 2020

You’re in the process of creating your Shopping app  and already starting to thing  about the launch. Before going to that next step, it is always a good practice to go through a quick checklist to ensure you haven't missed anything and also made the most of your GoodBarber shopping app features and add-ons. 
 Here are a few tips for things to double-check to ensure the smooth (and almost stress-free) launch of a successful online shop. 

Read more