MWC 2012 – Day One, First Impressions

Written by on Monday, February 27th 2012

If we were car manufacturers or a car dealership, our annual event would be the auto show. But at GoodBarber, we make mobile apps, and the big annual event happens in Barcelona. Barcelona is the Mobile World Capital (until 2017), so it's the city that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress, a huge event for mobile professionals.

When we take a look, nearly all sectors are represented: from the antenna manufacturer or foundries, from the application developer, to the operators or device manufacturers.

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GoodBarber at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona

Written by on Monday, February 27th 2012

Meet Dominique, our CEO, at the Mobile World Congress until Wednesday.

GoodBarber participates in key events of the mobile and IT industry. After the 2011 “Mobile World Congress” a year ago in Barcelona, “Le Mobile 2.0” in Paris in March 2011, “LeWeb'11 ” last December in Paris, we are present at the “Mobile World Congress ” this year again.

Finding an accommodation in Barcelona for this major event is not a easy. Dominique Siacci, our young and intrepid CEO, does not cease by so few. You will find him in the aisles of the MWC until Wednesday. Don’t hesitate to tweet @dsiacci or @good_barber, to track Dume Siacci on Foursquare. As for groupies, just write me, I would give you his personal phone number...

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Trends in Mobile Traffic by 2016 According to Cisco

Written by on Thursday, February 23rd 2012

An article published on www.igeneration.fr on February 14th, echos a study published by Cisco on the same day: Cisco expects an explosive growth of mobile Internet traffic via moblie devices. In 2016, 10 billion mobile devices are expected to be connected to the net for 7.3 billion people.

In a study on trends in mobile data traffic, Cisco identified 10 main trends. Cisco anticipates a monthly traffic volume of 10.8 exabytes in 2016. There have been 0.6 billion exabytes in 2011, and should be 1.3 billion in 2012. Traffic will be multiplied by 18 between 2011 and 2016; and by 2 between 2011 and 2012. The growth rate of traffic data was higher than expected in 2011. At the end of 2012, the number of mobile devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people in the world. In 2016, the ratio between the number of connected mobile devices and world population will be 1.4. Of the 10 trends described by Cisco, three of them particularly characterize the mobile market in our view.

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GoodBarber’s Roadmap: From V1.0 to V1.4

Written by on Friday, February 17th 2012

As promised a few weeks ago, here is the development plan that we’re bringing to GoodBarber. What you can expect: new content and design features, an interface with advanced customization for agencies, and the integration of new social features.


One step after another

There will be two major phases in 2012. Starting now, and until May, there will be a monthly growth: GoodBarber will evolve from the current V1.0 to V1.4. During the second half of 2012, we’ll start moving toward an ambitious V2.0, which we will discuss in due time. The evolution toward V1.4 will keep us busy during the next few months. The changes will focus on content (V1.1) and design (V1.2) features, advanced customization for agencies (V1.3), and social features (V1.4).

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A Problem With Our Servers

Written by on Monday, January 30th 2012

Some of you have noticed that something was wrong yesterday, Sunday, January 29th. We experienced a temporary system failure.

Last week, we conducted changes to our server architecture in order to replace some of the material. Some of the hard drives that we installed were unfortunately defective and caused a system breakdown. Four new Intel 600 Go SSD (5 year guarantee) were simultaneously lost Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The system can support a loss of two disks at a time. This failure has had little or no effect on existing customers, but it has led to the loss of all subscriptions since our last system backup. As a result, the accounts for subscriptions placed after Friday at 1:55 p.m. have been lost. The same goes for certain changes to existing accounts. In addition to GoodBarber, we host two other products: a CMS and a videosite platform. We guarantee 99.9% availability for both. These two products account for nearly 200 million monthly page views for just over 2,500 clients. These numbers imply a strong and secure system architecture. We run routine security audits, and data loss is not a customary occurrence…
We’re aware of the potential impact that an event of this magnitude could have on you. We would greatly appreciate it if you went through the registration process again. We are here to help anytime via customer support.

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GoodBarber spricht Deutsch!

Written by on Friday, January 20th 2012

GoodBarber’s back office is now available in German!

Since the release of GoodBarber on November 14th, the Website was already available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. At that time, the back office was available in English, French and Italian.

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Long Live The App Maker Profession!

Written by on Friday, January 13th 2012

Last week, TechCrunch published two interesting articles that taught us a thing or two.


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Swelen is a New Ad Server On Your Monetization Menu

Written by on Sunday, January 8th 2012

We’ve recently made GoodBarber compatible with a new ad server called Swelen.

For those who are less familiar with the terminology, an ad server isn’t an ad network. Ad serving is a technology that stores and distributes advertisements. Different mobile ad networks use ad servers. Swelen allows the distribution of interactive media ads such as video interstitials, or interactive advertisements (holograms, etc.). Swelen also differentiates itself from other ad servers by offering a decentralized, social approach in order to link advertisers, publishers and advertising networks. In terms of innovative solutions, Swelen offers an “in-banner” format for video streaming. The application user does not have to quit the application to view the advertising content. For more information about Swelen, you can visit their website, and read the article that TechCrunch France wrote in 2011 or see them in the CrunchBase.

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Pace è Salute 2012

Written by on Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

For 2012, the entire GoodBarber team would like to wish you peace and good health (pace è salute), as we say here in Corsica. We hope our user community continues to grow and that we can provide everyone 100% customer satisfaction. That’s the reason why we haven’t taken any time off throughout the holiday season. We aren’t rushing, but are working quickly to have a second version of GoodBarber available to you soon that will remove many kinks from the current mobile Internet. In the meantime, Happy New Year to everyone!

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Making Your Life Easier

Written by on Tuesday, December 20th 2011

GoodBarber just celebrated its one-month anniversary since opening to the public! Since Monday, November 14th at 5:00 p.m., many of you have tested GoodBarber from all around the world.
We’ve received your feedback and are pleased to hear that you love our product. Your initial remarks have guided us in making improvements to the back office, and we’re aiming for 100% customer satisfaction. Here are a few improvements we’ve already made, which will make life a little bit easier for you.

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GoodBarber at LeWeb’11

Written by on Thursday, December 8th 2011

Since yesterday, Wednesday December 7, five evangelists of the native mobile technology have spread the word at LeWeb’11. Their creed: convincing all those who share their passion on the Web via a blog that they now have the opportunity to revolutionize their users’ experience. GoodBarber believes in the native technology because GoodBarber thinks bottom up: everything starts with the user. This is our paradigm.

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