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App Store 4.2.6 rule and app builders

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 11 January 2018

In June, 2017, Apple introduced the 4.2.6 rule into the App Store guidelines. This rule address those using app builders such as GoodBarber.
 
This new rule was followed by a lot of questions and lack of understanding, from users of app builders as well as app builders themselves. On December 20, 2017, Apple updated the wording of the 4.2.6 rule to provide some clarification.

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The Newsletter Widget

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 11 January 2018

Sending a newsletter is a great way to stay in touch with your audience and keep them coming back.
Whether you've chosen to make a PWA or a native app, your application is the exclusive meeting point for your community, and its important that it provides access to all ways of staying in contact with you or your brand. 

That's why we've decided to add a new widget that you can easily integrate into your Home, the Newsletter Widget

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Top 5 Beautiful Apps of 2017

blog_write_no_author  Sunday 7 January 2018

2017 was quite an eventful year in the app world full of surprises, detours, and ultimately advancements. As always, our customers have impressed us with their great taste and creative uses of the GoodBarber platform. Take a look at some of our favorite apps from this year and get inspired for your next project! 

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What's new at GoodBarber? December 2017

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Friday 5 January 2018

This month we focused on your app's central point: the Modular Home.
With the goals of widening your range of options and allowing you to create the perfect home screen for your app always in mind, we worked on 3 new widgets that will open the doors in terms of engagement, user experience, and design. 

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The Search Widget

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 4 January 2018

A few months ago, we introduced the Search section which allows your users to perform searches within the content of your app.

Now, another way to access the Search section is available : 

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Happy Holidays!

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Monday 25 December 2017

Happy Holidays to everyone across the globe from the GoodBarber Team! We hope this holiday season treats you well...if you're in need of a last minute Christmas recipe don't forget about the GoodBarber Christmas app with all the team's favorites inside ;)


Bon appétit et bonnes fêtes! 

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Holiday

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Thursday 21 December 2017

We're back today to present a new theme created by Marie-Julie, our designer, that will warm up your app this holiday season! 
Like in Sunset, Stardust, and Blurred, the use of a color gradient is present again, with blue tones this time, putting us in the holiday mood.

Marie-Julie is showing you, as usual, what your app could look like if you decided to go with this theme. From colors to typography to icons...discover the potential of this theme in a glance, on both mobile and desktop. 

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SMS Notifications : Prices slashed by 90%

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 14 December 2017

With the SMS add-on, you can send notifications via SMS to your Progressive Web App users. 

SMS notifications are a reliable and solid way to send messages on a mobile phone. However, there is a significant difference in cost when comparing them to web push notifications

Kevin and Seb3 worked on a system that allows for the cost of an SMS to be reduced by up to 90% in certain countries. This update is already available for users with the SMS add-on.

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What's new at GoodBarber? November 2017

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Monday 11 December 2017

This year's big update was the release of our new product: Progressive Web Apps, and as you know, here at GoodBarber we strongly believe that PWA's are about to revolutionize the way we use both mobile and web.

We are committed to giving you the opportunity to enjoy today what everyone will be snatching up tomorrow, which is focused strongly on developments specific to PWA's over the past few months. 

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New : SMS Notifications

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Thursday 7 December 2017

It is now possible to send notifications via SMS with GoodBarber. SMS notifications is a new add-on in the catalogue. Once installed, you can notify the users of your Progressive Web App via SMS. 

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Service Workers

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Wednesday 6 December 2017

You've been hearing about PWA's and their undeniable advantages for some time now. But do you really know how this new technology works and what it is that makes it so different from a classic website or native app? The goal of this article is to explain one important element that plays a huge role in making PWA's so unique : Service Workers. 

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Nightdrive

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 28 November 2017

The parade of the new GoodBarber 4.0 themes continues with today's introduction to the Nightdrive theme! 

You're already familiar with the other new ones: Sunset, Stardust, and Blurred. This time, our designer, Marie-Julie decided to go for more of a dark base with a touch of neon by choosing to make black the dominating color, accentuated by tones of red and blue.
As usual, you can explore all the customization options available in this infographic, and if this theme inspires you, try it out on your project! 

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How to Pitch a PWA

Written by GoodBarber Team  on  Monday 13 November 2017

Industry trends are moving fast...you may have started to hear the term "Progressive Web App" being dropped more and more often, but still haven't taken the plunge. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your offering in order to provide your clients with innovative and advantageous products they may have not considered before. The recent update to our product represents an opportunity for you to repackage or add to yours–read on for some tips on how to boost to your pitch and results.

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Blurred

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Monday 6 November 2017

Today we're back to present a new creation our designer Marie-Julie has come up with. After Sunset and Stardust, now it's time to talk about the Blurred theme! 

Blurred is a theme full of warm colors that you can explore from all angles with this infographic to get an idea of what it can do for your project. Discover all of the customization options available, and if this theme happens to inspire you, go to your back office to activate it and personalize it as you please!

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User Profile and NavBar

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 25 October 2017

We've improved the shortcut feature that allows a user's profile to be access from the NavBar. 

The shortcut is now dynamic; if the user is signed into the app, his profile picture is displayed. Otherwise, the default icon appears. 

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Color gradients

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 29 September 2017

As you might have noticed, color gradients are an unavoidable trend on the web this year.

So GoodBarber allows you to incorporate color gradients into your app.


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New products line, new features

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 25 September 2017

Today we expanded GoodBarber’s offer with new subscriptions. They are divided into 2 products lines:
- A Web line, with 3 subscriptions to create Progressive Web Apps.
- A Native line + Web, with 4 subscriptions to create native apps (Android and iOS), as well as Progressive Web Apps.

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Feedback about last night outage

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 22 September 2017

From 2:00 AM to 09:30 AM CEST, GoodBarber and WMaker services were strongly altered.

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Apple & App Store guideline 4.2.6

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Wednesday 20 September 2017

During the Summer of 2017, the creation and management of iOS apps with GoodBarber was interrupted. This interruption followed a change made by Apple in their guidelines for publishing apps in the App Store. This had no impact on the creation of Android apps and on the creation of Progressive Webs Apps, beside the temporary suspension of V3 / V4 migrations.

This post blog retraces the precise chronology of events and specifies the consequences of Apple's new rules on GoodBarber's commercial offer.

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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes : Stardust

Written by Muriel Santoni  on  Tuesday 18 July 2017

Not long ago it was the Sunset theme, now it's the Stardust theme's turn to make its first appearance. Keeping up with the latest trends (as always), you'll notice the recurrence of the gradient characteristic, only this time in shades of blue. 
Marie-Julie is giving you a glimpse of what your app could look like if decide to go with the colors in this theme. From colors to typography to icons, discover the possibilities this theme has to offer on both mobile and tablet. 

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The Search Section

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 7 July 2017

The Search section is one of the updates in GoodBarber 4.0

It is a whole new section that offers several options for carrying out searches within your app and website. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? June 2017

Written by Mathieu Fancello  on  Wednesday 5 July 2017

Still continuing with the objective of offering you the best tool to create your app, we dedicated the month of June, 2017 to improving and optimizing the 4th version of GoodBarber. In addition to fixing bugs and other various improvements, this month's work concentrated heavily on the intuitiveness of the back office, specific features, and design improvements, for example the revision of the Articles list templates

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Font Management

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Monday 3 July 2017

Some time ago, Lesia, our Product Design Manager, set herself the goal of enhancing the fonts
in the Builder. Today, we're letting you in on the series of improvements that have been made in regards to this task. These enrichments are a good example of what I appreciate the most at GoodBarber: the attention to detail and perfection. 

Clarity and precision–these are the two words that guided the team in rethinking the way you apply a font to the text in your application. 

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Header and shortcuts

Written by Jerome Granados  on  Friday 23 June 2017

The header is the zone which makes up the upper part of your app. When used to its potential, it can be a very strategic area. It's an essential element in your app's visual identity as well as an area providing instant access to links. If you are looking for best practices on how to make an app, read on!

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