In last week update, we published a brand new feature allowing your users to watch YouTube videos directly from your Android app (either in articles and video sections). It uses the native YouTube player for a better user experience. If you've already re-built your app since the update #1238, you just need to follow these steps to activate the new player. If not, follow this quick process, re-build your Android app from your GoodBarber backend, and publish an update on the store!
Space is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.
If you don’t want to see your app drown in the mundane, check this out! In a world where app downloads are on the rise, you have to be different from other applications out there... and it starts with the design of your app icon! Let me give you 10 tips to improve the design of you app icon and make it stand out! We all say that it’s not fair to judge a movie, a book or a packaging by its cover/design. But even if we say that, it's what we do. If we don’t like a cover or if it’s less attractive than another one we can just leave it! There are so many choices that we'll stop at the most interesting. The cover of a movie, for instance, is very important. It’s the first connection with the public and it has to convey the atmosphere of the movie with pictures, illustrations, fonts. Everything needs to be chosen perfectly and correctly. For an application, it’s almost the same. With the app icon, you have to make the users choose yours.
Diamond is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App .
GoodBarber allows you to create full customized, beautiful apps, in just a few clicks. Among the hundreds of other features, we implemented an icon coloration process, which you can use to create beautiful design effects. We chose to let you choose amongst a large icon set — you can even upload your own TabBar icons — and you can imagine that it was completely impossible to anticipate all the customization possibilities. So we started to think about an automated customization process for these icons, and we wanted to keep a standard-based icon set (white PNGs with alpha channel only). So here is what we developed to color the icons directly in the native client applications, with just a white PNG and a hexa color.
Coming is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App .
Why should I need an app? It's a question a lot of people are asking, I'll give you some reasons, they will help you to create one ;) Yes, I know, it's crazy but true! According to a new study, the English tend to spend 119 minutes a day using their mobile against 97 minutes with their partner! Guys, United Kingdom is not so far! ;)
One Flat is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.
During Google I/O 2013, some recent figures were given about Google Play. 48 billion apps installed from Google Play, 900 million Android activation, and soon, 1 million apps in the store. Looking at those huge figures, you may wonder how to make your app stand out from the crowd ? Here are some tips to help you highlight and promote your app in Google Play.
If you follow our blog with attention, you probably noticed a new backend feature in the last Tuesday update :) You can now set the default tab for the preview (iOS or Android), and choose the phone's color (black or white). Trust us, it will be such a useful feature when designing your app!
Did you know that since the Beautiful Apps Engine Update #753, you can now add a Search Engine to your app ? It can be very useful for your users, by allowing them to search a specific term within the whole content of your blog.
Many of you have enabled the social sharing options into your apps, and you're right! It's a very good way to encourage your users to spread the word about your app and your content. Since last week, the Android beta is opened on GoodBarber. You probably noted that new options have appeared in your backend: in expert mode, you can now upload a specific icon and a specific splash screen for your Android app. In order to set up properly the sharing options in your app, you need to set up a new parameter in the Facebook and Twitter apps you have already created. Here is a little summary of the modifications you have to apply to your social apps if you have already created them.
Time has come to create Beautiful Apps for Android ! Today, we are very happy to open GoodBarber for Android. Thanks everyone for your kind messages to encourage us during the final stretch. The team worked very hard to finish the Beautiful Apps Engine for Android as quick as possible. From now on, you can enjoy on your Android device almost all the features of GoodBarber. There is still work to be done. This is the reason why we say this is a beta. But you’ll see, the result is already fantastic! If you want, you can even submit your app on Google Play. If you do so, take the time to review your app before publishing. Hey, it’s a beta ;) Last thing, remember that every Tuesday, we update GoodBarber with new features. You’ll be able to publish a new version of your app on Google Play, in order to make it even more beautiful ;) Now, go to your backend and have fun ! (or test for free if you're not already a GoodBarber)
Children is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.
Old Trip is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.
Beautiful Apps - iPhone Android - by GoodBarber. This is the title of our first iBook. It has just been published on the iBook Store. Download it for free and you'll discover all the great features GoodBarber has to offer.
All the questions you may have before switching to GoodBarber V2.
Play! is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App .
Le Radio show ended yesterday in Paris. These three days have been an opportunity for us to gather lots of ideas to improve GoodBarber, in order to make it the best solution for creating mobile applications for radio stations. This is also an opportunity to review the features available with GoodBarber for radios. Please note: we'll update this blog post as we go along so don't mind the publication date ;)
GoodBarber has developped 25 connectors (and counting) to retrieve your articles, photos, videos, events, sounds, tweets, …well, you get the idea :) Use them to put all your content at your users's fingertips. The idea is simple. From your backend, different sections can be created in your app. Each section corresponds to a type of content. Behind each section is linked a source. Here is the list of the supported external services. Keep in mind that this list is growing.
Wedding is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App.
Bloggers, this theme is for you. Use it to unify your web presence. It was especially crafted for those publishing a high volume of content : news, videos, photos, podcasts, etc. Looking at the root view, you see that our designer chose a tab bar for the navigation. But you notice that Blow has also a sub-navigation, with a "circle band", at the top of the screen. Very useful to offer a clear navigation among a lot of content. In the detailed view, the tool bar is at the bottom. Select the option you want to propose. In this exemple, comments, sharing, font size and add to faves are enable. Blow is one of the 50+ themes available in your GoodBarber backend. Use it as a starting point to create your Beautiful App .
It's been exactly once week now, since we have widely opened GoodBarber 2 beta to the public. We are very exited because, everyday, many of you try it and give their feedback. It helps us to speed up the pace to stabilize GoodBarber 2, so that it is rolled out earlier than expected. Thanks to your experienced tests, we were able to publish last tuesday the first update of GoodBarber 2. Here is the changelog of what's new :