Things to know to create an app with GoodBarber
What’s a native app?
A Native app is an app built with the native language of the device on which it will be installed. The app is fast, smooth and delivers outstanding user experience. The GoodBarber iOS and Android apps are 100% native.
What is a PWA?
A Progressive Web App operates within a browser. It combines the best of web concepts and mobile apps. GoodBarber generates Progressive Web Apps with Angular JS 4.0. On mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop, they offer a one-of-a-kind user experience.
Do I own the content delivered through a GoodBarber app?
GoodBarber is the technology which allows you to create, organize and deliver your content to your audience: images, logo, audio files, text, you name it. You are the sole owner of the content created through our tool and will remain so.
Does my app function offline?
Yes, the native app as well as the PWA. Upon first launching the app, the content is cached, thus allowing later usage offline. The native app relies on iOS or Android’s SDK features while the PWA relies on the service worker set up in the browser. PWA's work offline in all browsers except for Safari.
Can I set up a domain name for my web app?
Yes, all domain extensions are managed. You can assign a domain name to your PWA and your users will thus access it through the URL of your choice.
How can I optimize the SEO of my PWA?
The management interface lets you edit the main html tags for your PWA. Each page also has its own URL and the GoodBarber engineers have designed the code in such a fashion, along with reducing the generation time so that the indexation by search engines is optimized.
How long does it take to create my app?
A few hours thanks to the models, images, content and other elements ready at your disposal with GoodBarber. It may take longer if you decide to explore the tool further and explore the infinite customization possibilities it offers.
How long does it take for my app to be online?
For a Play Store publication, you can count on about 24 hours. The iOS version of your app is built and published by us, under your Apple developer account. In order to ensure that your project complies with the App Store guidelines, our teams run a thorough review of your app before getting started with the submission process. This step, which is mandatory before submitting to the App Store, requires human intervention. We are committed to carrying out this step within 72 business hours. Apple may take several days to review your application and publish it in the App Store. Your PWA will be accessible from your domain name just a few hours after its been set up.
Will my app still function after my iPhone or Android phone is updated?
Yes, our engineers work to ensure that your app operates seamlessly with each evolution of your phone’s operating system. On your end, you need only to make sure that you update your app with the latest version of the GoodBarber technology.
Are there any limitations to the number of users I should be aware of?
Several GoodBarber apps have over a million users. Our technical infrastructure is equipped to support a high amount of traffic. There is no limit to the number of users who can browse your app. Plus, each app is granted 50 Gigas of storage, which is well above what is needed on average.
How can I make money with my app?
There are several ways to make money from your app.
Advertising: You can display advertising within your content app, either through an external ad network or by using our internal ad server.
Subscriptions: you can monetize your content with our in-app purchase extension. It allows you to offer premium content reserved to members who purchased one of your subscription packages. You’re in total control and set up the subscription rules that fits your business best.
Paid app: You can also publish a paid app on the App Store and the Play Store. GoodBarber takes no commission on the revenue generated from your app.
Sell products: with our eCommerce solutions, you can sell your products online, locally or worldwide. Perfect for grocery stores, restaurants, retailers and much more, you’ll easily generate revenues thanks to several online payment options as well as offline options.GoodBarber takes no commission on the revenue generated from your app.
How can I get help creating my app?
You can get in touch with the GoodBarber team whenever you need to, directly from the management interface of your app. In your back office, you can also browse through our user guide, as well as our blog which is full of precious advice to take your app to the next level https://www.goodbarber.com/blog/
Can I publish my app during the trial period?
You need a subscription to publish your app on the Stores. The free 30 day trial period offer you the opportunity to explore all our features to see if our platform fits your project. During this period, you will also be able to build and test your app.
Can GoodBarber build custom features for me?
GoodBarber is a Do It Yourself (DIY) platform which means we don’t create apps or build custom features for our clients. However, thanks to your feedback, we constantly improve our product by adding new features.
Do I need to create 3 different apps : PWA, Android, iOS ?
No, you don’t. Thanks to GoodBarber management interface, the back office, you can create your PWA and Native iOS & Android apps from one single tool.
Can I customize my app ?
You have the possibility to add plugins or to add your own code with the HTML section. In your back office, you can browse through the developer section of our user guide or get in touch with the GoodBarber team for more information on how to customize your app.