What's new at GoodBarber? July 2018

Written by on Friday, August 3rd 2018

What's new at GoodBarber? July 2018
More and more of you are shifting over to Progressive Web Apps and we couldn't be happier about it. Your feedback has allowed us to identify which aspects of PWAs to work on in order to provide you with a tool that meets your needs as much as possible. 

This month, we worked on two points concerning PWAs that came directly from your suggestions. 

Password restricting your PWA

One of the main advantages of PWAs lies in the fact that they're accessible via a URL and are therefore indexed by search engines, allowing you to increase your visibility and reach all web users.

Such accessibility can sometimes actually be a downfall for those who want to keep their progressive web app's content private. We therefore developed a new feature that allows you to add a unique password to your PWA. 
Find out more in this article.

PWA, iOS, and Android push notification distinction

Our Native offers give you access to either two (Android and PWA) or three (iOS, Android, and PWA) versions of your app. You can send push notifications to your users regardless of the platform they use, including PWAs.

You'll be gad to hear that from now on, you have the option to target your users based on their platform, and therefore to create a custom, platform-specific communication strategy:
Native our Web, iOS, or Android.
Find out more in this article.

You can find a summary of the developments and updates made in July 2018 below:

Back office

  • General
    • PWAs can now be locked by a password in order to keep their content private. 
  • Push Notifications
    • It's now possible to target your users based on their platform (iOS, Android, or PWA) when sending push notifications, if you're subscribed to a Native plan. 

Native iOS App

  • Home Page
    • In the Visual banner widget template, the cell size has been increased so that there can be a 2 line description. 
  • Article Page
    • In template 8, fixed a problem causing the article summary to be displayed instead of the date. 
  • Calendar Page
    • Fixed a problem preventing the second page of the list from being available when categories were activated. 
  • Menu Page
    • In template 3, fixed an issue causing an empty space to appear on the left side of the screen on iPad pro.
  • Click-to Page
    • Fixed an issue causing certain links to redirect to the App Store instead of being opened in Safari.
  • Authentication Add-on
    • In the Sign up page, fixed a problem preventing the location field entry from being saved.
  • Community Add-on
    • On the user list page, fixed an issue preventing the map display button from being shown on iPhone X. 
    • On the user detail page, fixed an issue preventing social buttons from being displayed. 
  • ​User group Add-on
    • In the page the user is redirected to when he's not authorized to access content, fixed an issue causing an incorrect background color to be shown when the gradient option was in use. 
  • Chat Add-on
    • From now on, in the conversation page, when you click on the profile image of the message sender, you'll be redirected to his profile page.

Native Android app

  • Home Page
    • Fixed an issue preventing the list from starting at the top.
  • Video Page
    • Now, the video is relaunched when it was blocked in the search.
    • The number of comments is now displayed.  
  • Authentication Add-on
    • On the Sign up page, saving without filling in the required location field is now impossible. 
  • Chat Add-on
    • Users who haven't agreed to receive messages no longer appear in the search list. 
  • Geofencing Add-on
    • Problems with creating notifications have been fixed. 
  • iBeacon Add-on
    • Problems with creating notifications have been fixed. 
  • External Ad Network Add-on
    • The Facebook Native Ads SDK has been updated to version 4.99. 

PWA

  • Home Page
    • In the navigation widgets, an opacity problem on Safari was fixed. 
  • Gallery Page
    • Fixed a problem preventing Right to Left management. 
    • In the detail page, fixed a display problem with the number of photos in format 'x out of x'. 
  • QRCode Page
    • Fixed problems with Safari on iOS. 
  • TabBar Navigation Mode
    • Fixed a problem causing the tabBar to disappear in pages containing categories of content. 
  • Authentication Add-on
    • On the Sign up page, saving without filling in the required location field is now impossible. 
  • Community Add-on
    • In the user list page, fixed a problem preventing the action button from being displayed, masked by the TabBar.  
  • Couponing Add-on
    • Fixed a problem preventing the code copy feature from working.
  • Internal Ad Server Add-on
    • Fixed a display problem on banners. 
  • External Statistics Add-on
    • Fixed a tracking problem on Google Analytics.  
  • Live + Add-on
    • Fixed an issue with the buffering status due to new browser restrictions. 
  • Other fixes and improvements
    • Now, the scroll position is saved while browsing. 
    • Fixed a problem causing font styles not to be applied in detail view pages of content (article, video, etc). 

Plugins

gbRequest Method
  • On iOS, fixed a problem causing POST settings never to be sent.
  • On Android, fixed a problem causing POST settings never to be sent.



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