Written by Mathieu Fancello on Thursday 6 September 2018
It's back to school at GoodBarber! As you know, we never stop working on improvements to allow you to go further with your apps, and August was no different.
Below you'll find a summary of developments and updates made throughout August 2018:
Written by Christophe Spinetti on Tuesday 28 August 2018
A few years ago, there was no doubt that native apps were the best way to get content out there on mobile. A native app is made to work exclusively on your phone, in the most integrated way possible. However, since about two years ago, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) have been disrupting the norms that native established. Certain big-time apps like Facebook or AirBnB have changed their minds on their choice of technology for offering the best user experience on mobile.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 17 August 2018
You're well aware of all the advantages and potential Progressive Web Apps have to offer. If you've already created your PWA or you're planning to do so, this article is for you.
GoodBarber allows you to access statistics concerning traffic generated by your PWA that will allow you to better understand your users' behavior and to adapt accordingly.
Two types of stats are available to you: internal statistics, accessible in your back office once your PWA is published, and external statistics.
Let's take a deeper look.
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Friday 3 August 2018
This month, we worked on two points concerning PWAs that came directly from your suggestions.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Tuesday 31 July 2018
They are received by users directly in their web browser.
This feature is supported by the majority of recent browsers, and the list of them is growing every day.
If you've subscribed to a native GoodBarber offer and you've activated the PWA version of your app, you have the option to send push notifications to your native iOS, Android, and PWA users.
Being able to directly contact all of your users regardless of the device they're using is a significant advantage.
On the other hand, in some cases it can be a good idea to adapt your communication based on the type of user.
Certain messages may only apply to web users (to get them to install the application for example), or only native iOS users (maybe to inform them of an update that only concerns iPhones).
Basically, it's good to have the option to target users based on their platform, and now this is possible.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 27 July 2018
This is a huge advantage in terms of visibility and audience acquisition in most cases, however in certain situations, it can actually be a setback.
Maybe you want to take advantage of all the perks of a progressive web app, but for its content to be available only to a private audience, like in the case of enterprise apps?
Now it's possible, thanks to a new feature:
Written by Muriel Santoni on Tuesday 24 July 2018
Here are a few design options that you can manage from this new menu detailed below:
Written by Muriel Santoni on Monday 23 July 2018
Personal data security has been a major issue in 2018, so Facebook's solutions are not surprising. This will have some impact on your GoodBarber application, if you use a Facebook connector in one of your pages.
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 4 July 2018
For those who aren't familiar with this add-on, it's an audio player that allows you to broadcast an M3U feed and to display metadata associated with the track being played, such as the title, name of the artist, and album cover.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Wednesday 13 June 2018
With GoodBarber 4.5 , we bet everything on your productivity. We thought about the best way for you to take advantage of the power of GoodBarber as intuitively as possible.
One of the biggest changes is the separation of the Content and Design menus.
Now, you are managing your content in one dedicated menu. Thus, the structure of your app is immediately shown when you enter the Content menu. The panel allows you to see, at a glance, the organization of your pages.
Moreover, to be able to edit your content from the beginning to end on the same screen, a new Content tab has been created at the top of the screen when you select the page you want to work on. When you click on that tab, you go from the page preview to the editor, on a full page. Create, modify, and organize your items from this new space, and preview your changes with one click.
Let’s review the new way to create your content together.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 8 June 2018
Summer is almost here and, with the launch of GoodBarber 4.5, it’s time to publish one of the themes you love. Allow me to introduce the theme Venice!
You were already familiar with Sunset or Stardust. This time our designer, Marie-Julie, used her amazing talents to once more blow your mind with a magnificent color gradient.
Discover more about this theme in the following infographic, and don’t hesitate to try it in your app! Don’t forget that, thanks to our new editor for personalized themes, you can use it as a base and modify some details to adapt it to your desires.
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Thursday 7 June 2018
Our back offices were optimized so that despite the constant expansion of the range of functionalities, you'll always have a smooth user experience.
Design and content elements have been reorganized, allowing you to be more productive than ever. Here's a summary of what's new:
- A new custom theme builder
- A more intuitive way to add content
- More advanced design options
- A new space dedicated to defining all the settings of your app
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 1 June 2018
One of the important, new aspects of GoodBarber 4.5 concerns a menu that everyone is a fan of: the Global Style Menu.
Written by Jerome Granados on Tuesday 29 May 2018
GoodBarber receives a major update today. GoodBarber 4.5 is the most advanced version we have ever created. It has been designed to make you more productive, and its speed performance has been increased.
"Multi-platform" users are a majority in almost every country of the world (source: comScore MMX Multi-Platform, Dec 2017) The challenge to offer a perfect UX, both on mobile and desktop, has never been so important. Your users are expecting to find you everywhere, in the Stores, on the Web, from their smartphone, their tablet and their computer.
This multi-channel presence is not a luxury, but a necessity. However, few have the expertise, the human, technical and financial resources to offer their users an experience that rivals the one proposed by big names on the web.
As an App Builder pioneer, GoodBarber has always given you the opportunity to be at the forefront, well before anyone else. In 2011, it was with the creation of native apps, only offered at that time by a small niche of developers; and since 2017, it's with the creation of Progressive Web Apps, a concept that feels like the renewal of the web and the future of apps.
4.5 is a version that consolidates the versatility of GoodBarber to create the apps of the future. Every time, GoodBarber faces a double challenge. Design the tool that creates cross-platform apps and imagine the interface that lets you take advantage of the power of this tool as intuitively as possible.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Thursday 24 May 2018
As you know, we're in an avant-garde position with regards to Progressive Web Apps, as we were the first app builder to offer the possibility to create them. GoodBarber allows you to make Progressive Web Apps and native apps simultaneously, giving you everything you need to conquer the web and mobile world. With just one third of the time and a twentieth of the cost of classic development required, you have the opportunity to attract new visitors on any device thanks to PWA's, and to retain your users thanks to the strong levels of engagement native apps offer.
GoodBarber version 4.5 takes you to the next level in terms of the back office, by boosting your productivity, as well as apps that are more performant than ever.
Written by Jerome Granados on Tuesday 22 May 2018
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Thursday 3 May 2018
As we announced a few days ago, April was marked by big news for Progressive Web App enthusiasts: Service Worker compatibility with iOS!
The compatibility of this script with iOS opens the doors to a number of development possibilities and allows PWAs to live up to all of their promises on Apple devices using Safari.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Thursday 12 April 2018
You're well aware of the potential of Progressive Web Apps, the web applications that offer new functionalities in browsers that bring an experience comparable to that of native apps.
Progressive Web Apps have been on the rise since last year, but their main setback has been the fact that certain key features weren't supported on iOS devices.
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Wednesday 4 April 2018
The end of 2017 was marked by a new release at Apple, promising their users an even more immersive experience: the iPhone X.
Our iOS team is happy to now offer you a version of your app that's 100% adapted to the iPhone X.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Wednesday 28 March 2018
Just like in the Nightdrive, Sunset, or Stardust themes, the color gradients are what make it—Marie Julie has chosen to keep them soft and sweet this time. Check out this theme in real context in the example below, and don't hesitate to test it in your application and explore all the options out there that can bring a breath of fresh air to your app's design!
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Monday 12 March 2018
As always, this year the event was a rich learning experience. We were able to get a better grasp on the evolution of the market than we expected.
Written by Muriel Santoni on Friday 16 February 2018
Without further ado, here are the top 5 trends to follow to best represent yourself on the web–on mobile just as much as desktop.
Written by GoodBarber Team on Monday 12 February 2018
Written by Mathieu Fancello on Tuesday 6 February 2018
The most recent backend feature came from this mindset: the Global Style Menu. The big challenge at GoodBarber is successfully combining countless customization options with an interface that provides a smooth user experience. To make your life easier and allow you to enjoy GoodBarber's full potential, we've released this new menu that allows you to manage the application's overall design from one single menu. You'll save time and it's easier to maintain a homogeneous design throughout all pages of your app.
You can also now modify entire parts of a theme, and apply these changes to all pages of your app in just one click.
Don't hesitate to go explore this new menu that allows you to manage the following design elements :
- Color theme
- Hover elements
- Additional elements