As we saw in our previous post about the new RSS feed Articles extension, RSS feeds are a valuable tool for content distribution, allowing you to reach a wider audience beyond your app or website. By generating content feeds for different sections of your app using tools like GoodBarber's M-CMS, you can effortlessly distribute your articles on external platforms of your choice. This not only broadens your audience but also simplifies the management of multisite publications. So, to go hand in hand with the RSS feed Articles, we just released the RSS feed Video.
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, distributing content effectively is crucial for reaching a wider audience and maximizing the impact of your message. One powerful tool that empowers content creators and publishers is RSS feeds. By utilizing RSS feeds, you can easily distribute your content beyond your app or website, broadening your audience and managing multisite publications effortlessly. We'll see below the advantages of using RSS feeds for content distribution and how they can optimize your publication strategies.
Attention, podcasters! We're thrilled to unveil an exciting update for the way you present your podcasts. This brand-new template is designed to take your podcasting experience to new heights. Gone are the days of settling for a single template – now, you have now more flexibility to create a visually stunning and immersive podcast platform that reflects your unique style and captivates your audience. In response to the growing demand for diverse and eye-catching designs, our designers have meticulously crafted this template. We understand that podcasting is not just about delivering exceptional content, but also about creating an engaging experience for your listeners. With our new design template, you can now create a podcast section that not only showcases your audio content but also leaves a lasting visual impression.
This month, we've focused on improving your experience as an app creator, including a new code editor that will make your work much easier when writing code. This new feature will provide a more comfortable and efficient working environment for all your development tasks. You'll find this new editor in the plug-ins sections and all the other panels offering the possibility of inserting your own code. Below is a summary of the developments and updates carried out during the month of May 2023:
Following the release of the Tags template, we wanted to bring you another option for the transversal element of the multi-categories. Like the Tags, this template can be displayed in all list templates of all content types. This Labels template will greatly contribute to upgrading the visual of your app, giving a modern and trendy vibe. Perfect for news apps, radio & podcasts, tourism guides, etc...
Now available for iPad: Manage your orders from your smartphone with My GoodBarber Shop Companion App
Update! Your GoodBarber Shop Companion app is also now available on iPad. Whether you're an existing user of our GoodBarber mobile app or a newcomer, this new addition brings you an even more convenient way to manage your orders. Why settle for a smaller screen when you can now enjoy an optimized experience on your iPad? The GoodBarber Shop Companion App for iPad is available for download on the Apple App Store. You asked for it and we listened! While our Shopping Apps are designed to offer you the best admin interface possible for you to manage your shop, we understand that when it's time to manage all your orders, especially if you're working in a fast environment like a restaurant, you don't want to go to your back office to get it done. This is why we created My GoodBarber Shop Companion. A brand new app that allows you to manage all orders directly from your smartphone. No need to connect to your back office. Your management tool is in your pocket!.
Building loyalty takes time, but one thing is certain: people are more loyal to stores that reward them. What could be better than getting compensated for a product you would buy anyway? A loyalty program is one of the easiest customer retention tools you could implement. It is a marketing tactic to get and keep customers returning to your store by providing them discounts. And there are also benefits for you! We're happy to announce the release of the Loyalty Program Extension for GoodBarber eCommerce apps. Read on to learn the benefits of offering a Loyalty Program and how to set this new feature in your app.
This month we are pleased to release a new feature that will delight eCommerce app owners: the loyalty program. You can increase your sales and revenues by offering your customers to reward them for their loyalty. From your back office, you can set the loyalty card you will offer to your customers and the reward they will get. You will find below the summary of the developments and updates made during the month of April 2023:
We recently released new Material icons to update the design of your app. To take this design update even further, you can now customize certain icons directly from the editing panel of your app without having to modify the JSON, an advanced feature extension. All can be done from a single panel. You are now able to modify in one go all the icons of your app. Note: this feature is available on Content Apps only.
Exciting news for all our eCommerce clients! We're thrilled to announce the addition of new options to our already convenient In-Store pickup extension. You can benefit from these new options, while your customers can now enjoy an even more seamless shopping experience.
Since conventional websites are still struggling to keep up with the changing industry, and native mobile application development is still considered an additional business cost by many, there exists a solution that provides all necessary features without requiring much development cost and time — Progressive Web App.
Since the very first iPhone, users have had the ability to create shortcuts to progressive web apps on their homescreens that resemble app icons. Progressive Web Apps, also known as PWAs, offer a unique way to access websites and their services without having to install a dedicated app. This means they don't take up a ton of storage space on your phone, making it easy to quickly visit your favorite sites that don't have an app. However, even though iOS has allowed users to make and use web apps for a while now, they're not perfect. indeed, until now, web apps were unable to receive notifications or display notification badges. This limitation is now over with the release of iOS and iPadOS 16.4.
With our experience working alongside clients to help make their app a success we’ve gathered, over the course of the past few years, some valuable insight about what goes into creating an app, and not just from the technical point of view. Because, although app building is at the core of our product, we’ve always believed that the value of an app goes well beyond its creation and even into what comes before.
Considering creating a mobile application for the first time? Wondering where to start? Here are some of the basics you’ll want to cover before getting started on your project.
This month we introduce a design update to improve the look of your app: a new collection of Material icons. These icons are available for both content and e-commerce apps. With this collection, we add more than 2200 icons in 4 different styles, offering a total library of more than 8000 icons. There is something for everyone and you are bound to find something to illustrate the sections and features of your apps! You will find below the summary of the developments and updates made during the month of March 2023:
In a recent post, we covered Google's new requirements regarding the Data Safety questionnaire. In this article, we also spoke about the fact that, following these requirements, apps that use comments must have set their Terms of Service. Their end users should accept them before being able to comment. To help you with writing your Terms of Service, we create new templates, available directly in your app back office.
How mobile apps are transforming the travel and tourism industry? What should be your strategy if you have a concept for a tourism app? What are the tools you should consider to adapt your business to mobile and meet the expectations of today's consumers?
With this new template, we wanted to update a transversal element of our apps: the multi-categories. This element can be displayed in all list templates of all content types. This Tags template will greatly contribute to upgrading the visual of your app, giving a modern and trendy vibe. Perfect for news apps, podcasts, travel guides, etc...
And we are back again with a new template for the popular map section. This section is going through a beautiful makeover with all these new updates :) This time, you can now display a summary of your locations in the map view with a slider.
Today, we're releasing another design update that will allow you to modernize the look of your app even more: a new material icons library. These icons are available both for content apps and eCommerce apps. With this new collection of icons, we're adding more than 2200 new icons in 4 different styles, giving you a library of over 8000 icons altogether.
And another design update for the Map section! With this template, we complete the redesign of the map section, one of the most popular sections in GoodBarber. This template will be exclusively available on mobile. Here we're offering a Split-view template as you can already see on Google Maps.
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In 2021, Google announced additional details for the Data safety section on Google Play. Developers are now required to tell Google about their apps' privacy and security practices by completing a form in Play Console. This information will be shown on your app's Store Listing to help Google Play users understand how your app collects and shares user data before they download. By 20 July 2022, all developers must declare how they collect and handle user data for the apps that they publish on Google Play and provide details about how they protect this data through security practices. By not following these guidelines, you will find yourself at risk of having your app removed from the Play Store. Note: if you have subscribed to the GoodBarber Takes Care service, no worries. If you receive this type of email, simply open a ticket with our support team who will handle this for you
This month we are proud to introduce a brand new navigation mode: the Floating TabBar. It is a new and trendy version of the popular TabBar navigation mode. The TabBar is very popular because it follows the "thumb rule of design" and is very intuitive. The essential screens and pages of an app should be within the user's thumb reach. The TabBar places the essential sections of the app within the user's thumb's reach, improving convenience and accessibility. The floating version will bring a modern touch to the overall look of your app. Below is a summary of the developments and updates made during the month of February 2023: