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 :-)
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Tuesday, March 5th 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!
Written by Jean-Mathieu Marchetti-Ettori on Thursday, February 28th 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 !
Written by Laurent Linza on Wednesday, February 27th 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.
Written by Dominique Siacci on Monday, February 25th 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.
Written by Dominique Siacci on Sunday, February 24th 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.