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GOODBARBER is web based application enabling users to design, create, develope and publish their own mobile applications.
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GoodBarber was founded in 2009 and its headquarters is located in Fiorella Ajaccio, Corsica, FR. GoodBarber has $1.6M in revenue and 20 employees. GoodBarber's top competitors are BuildFire, Mobile Roadie and Paptap.
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|GoodBarber Blog What's new at GoodBarber? February 2018Here at GoodBarber, the month of February was marked by our annual Mobile World Congress attendance. Going to this type of event takes several days of preparation, but represents an opportunity to meet loyal clients and new players in the industry, as well as those who have been following the GoodBarber adventure since the start. As always, this year the event was a rich learning experience. We were able to get a better grasp on the evolution of the market than we expected. App Builders are now standard members of the ecosystemWe were delighted to see that app builders are now a concept everyone is familiar with, which wasn't always the case.Having been positioned as an app builder since 2011, we've spent many years promoting and fighting for this concept. That's why it's so satisfying today to be able to see the kind of place in the market it's managed to achieve, as well as the level of awareness the public has of app builders. Things are looking good for Progressive Web AppsYou probably guessed it, this Mobile World Congress we went full force with the Progressive Web Apps. For us, the event was an opportunity to present the product we've put the past year into, and especially to get an idea of what our audience's impression is. What we gathered was that the concept of Progressive Web Apps isn't exactly common knowledge yet. A few people knew about Progressive Web Apps, but they weren't completely aware of everything they offer. As you know, we've put ourselves in an avant-garde position in the PWA market, just as we did with the whole app builder concept in 2011. We therefore have a new challenge on our hands, which is to make as many people as possible discover the full potential of PWA's! As for you, you now also have the opportunity to be one step ahead by offering a PWA to your users, or by reselling PWA's to your own clients. Below you'll find a summary of all developments and updates done in February, 2018 : PWAGeneralNew video playerHome sectionFixed an issue in the navigation widget templates "Big and Small Carousel" preventing infinite scroll in the widget.In the "Small Carousel" navigation widget template, the carousel is now correctly displayed in Internet Explorer 11.Fixed an issue preventing personalized icons to be aligned correctly in the Remote widget.Map sectionMap icon management has been restored.TabBar navigation mode properly displayed now.Fixed a display issue in the detail view of the tool bar.Fixed an issue causing the wrong font size to be shown in the Back button of the detail view.About sectionFixed an issue related to external script evaluation.Fixed a content overflow issue.Menu sectionIn template 5, the background image is now full screen as it should be.Calendar sectionIn the detail view, the map isn't displayed if the event doesn't have valid coordinates.Custom HTML sectionFixed a scroll problem on iOS devices.Plugin sectionFixed a scroll problem on iOS devices.TabBar navigation modeFixed an issue causing round buttons to be partially hidden by the TabBar.Authentication add-onThe Save button is no longer cut off on the edit profile screen.Chat add-onIn the user's profile, the button to send a message is no longer displayed if the chat add-on is not activated.Other fixes and improvementsAn issue concerning the transparency effect in the header has been fixed.A display issue concerning lengthy titles in additional menus in header shortcuts has been fixed.Native iOS appGeneralYou can now set a gradient as a header background.Articles sectionIn template 8, when an ad banner is displayed, you can no longer scroll vertically.Video sectionFixed an issue causing detail views to be incorrectly displayed when clicking on an element in template 5.Calendar sectionFixed an issue preventing the itinerary button from working.Favorites sectionFixed an issue causing photo thumbnails to be displayed in poor quality.From Scratch navigation modeYou can now add links to your Click-to section.Community add-onIn the User List section, template 1 is no longer displayed in place of template 2.Fixed an issue causing a crash when clicking on a user in the list.Coupon add-onFixed an issue preventing thumbnails from being displayed in the list. Other fixes and improvementsUpdated the Facebook SDK to version 4.30.0Native Android appHome sectionThe click on the cell button has been fixed in all navigation templates.A display problem in the header of the Newsletter widget has been fixed.Fixed an issue causing incorrect widget height when the header was set to transparent.Authentication add-onLogin buttons have been redesigned according to Facebook's policies.Other fixes and improvementsApp stability has been improved.Dailymotion player issues have been fixed for version 7.0 and below.Back officePodcast sectionFixed an issue that occurred when trying to copy a podcast section.Submission sectionFixed a display issue in the list of items.Coupon add-onFixed an issue with geo-targetted push notifications for specific coupons. GoodBarber Blog|
|GoodBarber posted a video "Webinar: How to start building your Progressive Web App" on YOUTUBEGoodBarber Youtube Channel|
|GoodBarber posted a video "Webinar: Comment créer sa Progressive Web App - GoodBarber basics" on YOUTUBEGoodBarber Youtube Channel|
|GoodBarber posted a video "Next Generation Apps" on YOUTUBEGoodBarber Youtube Channel|
|GoodBarber Blog The GoodBarber Takes Care serviceAs a GoodBarber user you might already be familiar with the GoodBarber Takes Care option. With this service, GoodBarber takes over the submission process of your beautiful app, using your own developer account credentials.What's the purpose of GoodBarber Takes Care?Before we answer that question we'd like to stress the fact that it remains entirely possible to submit your Android app on your own. We provide guided tutorials for the submission of your Android app in the back office of your project. For iOS apps that have never been published in the App Store, it is absolutely mandatory that our team takes care of their submissions and the GBTC service will be automatically applied.***Back to the GoodBarber Takes Care service! In a nutshell, GBTC means our team will be submitting your iOS and/or Android app on your behalf (your app will still appear under your own developer account(s) in the stores). You may opt for this service for your Android app if you aren't tech savvy and you want to make sure the submission of your app goes smoothly or if you're just looking to save time and don't want to be bothered with the submission process.***for updates of iOS apps that are already published in the store, or for the distribution of iOS apps outside of the store, it is possible to take care of the publication process on your own.How does GoodBarber Takes Care work for Android?GBTC runs on a credits based system. Basically, 1 credit = 1 submission of 1 version of your app (either iOS or Android). If you choose only to publish the Android version of your app, you will pay $50 which includes 10 credits. When our team publishes your app for the first time, 1 credit will be deducted and you'll have the remaining 9 to use for future resubmissions. How does submission work for iOS?iOS works a bit differently. All iOS apps submitted to the App Store are required to pass through a thorough review process carried out by our team. The cost of this is $290 and it includes 4 credits. When your iOS app is submitted for the first time, one credit is deducted and you have 3 left.The remaining credits you have from both the iOS submission and the Android GBTC services can be used interchangeably. This means, as long as the initial version of your app has been submitted to the store, you're free to use one of the remaining credits from your iOS GBTC to submit an updated version of your Android app, and vise versa. What about additional credits?You can purchase additional credits in bundles, at the cost of $50 for an extra 10 credits. These credits can be used for iOS resubmissions, Android resubmissions, or both.Considering the fact that most of the updates you make from your back office don't require rebuilding and resubmitting your app to the stores (those that appear in green), with $50 worth of credits, you should be set for over a year (only the changes which appear in grey in your back office require you to actually use a credit). Besides, to engage and surprise users, 3 or 4 substantial app updates are sufficient (to introduce new features for instance). As for bug fixes, don't worry, we've got you covered. In the event that a bug fixed on our end should require that you resubmit your app to the stores, you will be granted a free credit, to rebuild and submit the new version of your app.Other important informationThe GBTC service does not include your developer accounts. You will still need to purchase them directly through Google Play or Apple. Please also note that with the reseller plan, the GB Takes Care option is purchased on a per-app basis, meaning that the 10 credits can be used only for the submission and resubmissions of one app, not across multiple apps.GoodBarber Blog|
|GoodBarber Blog PWA Myth-BustingThe concept of the PWA is very new to many, which means that reliable information is hard to come by. When information is lacking, rumors start to spread, and we've been exposed to many of these misconceptions floating around! This article is meant to set the record straight on some of the most common wrong ideas surrounding Progressive Web Apps, and with this information hopefully you'll be able to make an educated decision on whether or not a PWA is the right choice for your project. Myth #1 : They are no different from a websiteFalse! While PWA's do boast some of the most useful characteristics websites have to offer, they take it a step further than your average site. Their ability to incorporate the native features of the device, such as the camera or GPS, opens the doors to a level of engagement that just can't be found elsewhere. Beyond the fun, visible features are the other enhancements that while more subtle and stealthy, make all the difference in user experience and pay off big time in the long run. These would include advantages such as offline capabilities, upped security, and the home screen installation option. Think of PWA's as the perfect union between an app and a website.Myth #2 : They are accessed via a storeTrue and false. A lot of people have the impression that there is another space similar to the App Store or Google Play intended specifically for PWA's, however the truth is that users don't need to visit any store at all in order to get ahold of a PWA. They are accessed exactly the same way a normal website is, through a simple Google (or any other search engine) search. The nonexistence of this download access barrier is one of the most appreciated traits PWA's have to offer, but with that being said, if the idea of being present in a store is appealing to you, it is possible make your PWA available in the Windows Store.The option to install the app onto the device's home screen is available regardless of how the app has been accessed. The fact that a PWA may appear as an icon along with all the other downloaded apps does not mean that it was downloaded from a store (although it could in the case of Windows), it just indicates that upon arriving to the PWA from a Google search, the user agreed to the pop up offer to save it as a home screen icon for easy, future access.Myth #3 : They don't work on iOSTrue and false. PWA's are absolutely functional on iOS but are currently lacking the Service Worker which is stopping them from having 100% of the range of capabilities that Android provides, for instance, in the case of offline usage and push notifications on mobile (for which alternatives are available, such as communicating with users via SMS instead). According to the latest development news at Apple, the Service Worker feature is well on its way, so it should only be a matter of time before we can say this statement is 100% false!Myth #4 : They can't be monetizedDefinitely not true. PWA's can be monetized just as much as native apps can, and in fact your revenues can even end up being higher due to the fact that there's no obligation to pay commission from any sales to 3rd party players (in the case of native apps, this would be the App Store or Google Play that takes a cut of all sales). If advertising is your monetization method of choice, the options are all there, meaning you have both the option to work with an external ad network as well as the one to create your own internal ad campaigns if you have your own partnerships or agreements going. Myth #5 : If I have a native app, I need to start from scratch to create a PWA. False....if you've already created a native app using the GoodBarber platform, you simply need to follow the steps indicated in your backend to generate the PWA version of your app. No extra work in the creation process is required on your end. Keep in mind that you'll have to be using the latest version of the platform, so if you're still using the previous version, just get in touch with the support team to get upgraded. All native plans include the PWA version so why not at least try it out?Myth #6 : Nobody wants a PWATrue and false....we often hear customers saying that nobody knows what a PWA is and there is therefore very little interest. We're very conscious of the fact that the level of awareness around PWA's is quite low, but being non or misinformed doesn't equal a lack of need in the market. As with any product in its early lifecycle stages, some work is required to convey its value. What we've noticed is that once users start to fully understand the magnitude of the power and convenience a PWA can bring to them and their customers, there's no turning back. Don't hesitate to get on board with the latest technology that is just at your fingertips-the results will speak for themselves! GoodBarber Blog|
|GoodBarber Blog How the Map section made my life in New York easierMoving to New York when you don't know anything about the city is a good way to be quickly impressed. There are so many things to do, so many restaurants to test, and places to discover. This is where city guide applications come in handy. The best brunch spots, vintage shops, famous hidden bars....an app can be a great sidekick for exploring a city. Through a few solid examples from my own personal experience, this article is a testimony of my usage of the Map section in my day to day life in New York. In just a few points, I'll explain how to correctly set up your Map section by putting it into context, with a few prime New York spots as an added bonus ;)General info on the Map sectionYou'll first have to produce points internally through the CMS, or externally by uploading a KML file. Then, you can choose to add routes (lines, surfaces) over your points if you'd like.1) Producing points : how to gather your favorite spots in your appBefore anything, you'll have to create the points that you want to appear on your Map. To do this, I think it's easiest to add the points directly from the back office through the CMS. This is how I entered the addresses of my favorite restaurants, bars, and spots in the indicated field (the latitude and longitude are automatically filled in). Each point is also customizable-the option to customize icons is what especially comes to mind. You can choose from the GoodBarber library or upload your own image, as long as it's in .png format and white on a transparent background. Its size must also be between 150x150 and 150x300 px. Your points are set up just like an Articles page; you also have the option to add text, embeds, videos, and photos-everything you need to enrich your Map and make it more interactive! I suggest you use the section to its maximum potential by adding other features to your Map like the search engine, Disqus comments, or even organizing your content by categories, which can be done by going to your Map section's Settings tab to create your categories. In my case, I focused on categorizing my favorite food spots all over New York City! For those with advanced skills, I haven't forgotten about you!You have the option to choose an external source to create your points. You'll have to upload a KML file with the points so your Map section can work correctly. To do this, you have two options : - You can import a file previously downloaded onto your computer - You can also use a URL by entering the corresponding URL in the indicated field Comments : - If you upload a KML file containing points, lines, and polygons under the "Points" zone of the section, only the points will be displayed on the map- The KML section can handle a maximum of 1000 points. In order for the section to run properly, please don't add more than that. - Only the first 100 map points will be displayed when the section is opened. To display the next 100 points, the user has to scroll down to the bottom of the list of places, and repeat this for the next 100 points, etc.2) Adding routes over your points : how to highlight your favorite/upcoming pathsWith all that New York has to offer, what's better than keeping track of different routes you want to do in the city or highlighting certain zones you want to visit? With a little bit of XML language knowledge, you can (with the help of a KML file), display lines and polygons on your Map.Here is an example of code with the KML structure that you can follow to display these properties on your map.<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> <Document> <Placemark> <name>Line</name> <Style> <LineStyle> <width>10</width> <color>ff00ffff</color> </LineStyle> </Style> <LineString> <tessellate>1</tessellate> <coordinates> 8.9648438,42.1634034,0.0 -4.3945312,39.6395376,0.0 -117.5976562,57.4212944,0.0 -112.6757812,36.3151251,0.0 -50.9765625,-15.2841851,0.0 24.2578125,-4.5654736,0.0 133.4179688,-22.268764,0.0 101.953125,36.7388841,0.0 39.7265625,58.9953112,0.0 -1.7578125,52.8027614,0.0 9.2175293,42.2366519,0.0 </coordinates> </LineString> </Placemark> <Placemark> <name>Polygon</name> <Style> <LineStyle> <width>3</width> <color>ffff00ff</color> </LineStyle> <PolyStyle> <color>ff000000</color> </PolyStyle> </Style> <Polygon> <tessellate>1</tessellate> <outerBoundaryIs> <LinearRing> <coordinates> -101.2703028084182,44.03484070243132,0 -93.50548036075496,32.23807715431979,0 -81.86615113861016,38.17061241766041,0 -101.2703028084182,44.03484070243132,0 </coordinates> </LinearRing> </outerBoundaryIs> </Polygon> </Placemark> </Document></kml>I wanted to create a red polygon for Central Park and trace the route of my favorite walk in Manhattan in blue : the High Line. To display lines and polygons, whether you use the CMS or an external source, you'll have to upload your KML file into your back office. If you choose the CMS, you can do it from the section's Settings tab, then download your file under "Routes". Have fun exploring and Happy App Building :)GoodBarber Blog|
|GoodBarber Blog Promoting your PWA : The Power of the URLOne of the major perks of PWA's is how easy they make it to acquire visitors. The first reason for this being that PWA's turn up in search engine results, and the second being that their access gateway is a simple URL that you can easily sneak into endless spots, many of which are so often neglected. With such convenience at one's disposal, missing out on any of these basic opportunities to promote isn't an option!ReferralsOne of the most tried and true ways of bringing traffic to a site is through referral links. Whether that's done through strategic link exchanging, paid links on reputable sites, or by guest posting and including a bio link, if done well, this source of traffic often proves to be one of the most worthwhile. If possible, having these links be dofollow (as opposed to nofollow) is ideal, as they'll give you more of an SEO boost. However, nofollow links are valuable too and are nothing to turn down. Deep linking is a valuable tool that can't be taken advantage of everywhere-trying to include a link towards a native app, for example, will prompt the user to install and most likely disrupt their train of action, ultimately preventing them from reaching the final destination. Social MediaSocial networks are a business' most powerful platform for broadcasting content, so skimping here is out of the question. The obvious first step is to make sure your PWA's URL is clearly displayed in all of your social networks' "about" sections, but take it a step further with the following options : Change up the link in your Instagram bio every couple of days to take users to a specific piece of content in your PWA corresponding with your recent posts.Kill two birds with one stone : incentivize your existing users with loyalty cards by requesting they share a defined URL in your PWA in exchange for earning points on their loyalty cards. They get one step closer to earning a reward while you get valuable exposure and traffic.Create contests or giveaways on social media in which users can enter via shareable link participation.Directory participation Go on a mission to track down any and every source aggregating businesses like yours in your area, and get your URL displayed in them asap. The big ones are obvious (TripAdvisor, Yelp, Foursquare, Angie's List, Google My Business, etc), but also keep an eye out for container apps or other local directories which your business could be a great addition to. Most of these are completely free to belong to and are often one of the most consumer-trusted sources for local business needs. AdvertisingWhen you're ready to take the leap into the realm of advertising, there is no shortage of options available. The platform(s) you choose to invest in will depend on your audience, but as a rule of thumb, businesses in almost any industry can benefit from display or search engine advertising on Google or other search engines. Beyond that are social media advertising options (such as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Linkedin if professionals are your target audience) as well as delving into various complementary sites you believe your potential customers may visit to find out what kind of advertising options they have available. Email marketingWhether the members of your email address list come from newsletter signups, landing page visits, or are existing customers, the value of this list and the PWA promotion opportunities it brings should not be underestimated! Creating a strategic newsletter in which you can insert various links to your PWA is not only a way to bring in new visitors but also to point existing ones in the direction you want. Depending on the provider you use, you'll have access to various stats that will give you further insight into what your users want to see more and less of. Omnipresent displayDon't miss out on the host of often overlooked spots that will cost you nothing to promote your PWA in. Your email signature is the perfect place to start-considering the number of outgoing emails we generate each day, you can't afford not to take advantage of this complimentary space. The next obvious spot is on your business cards or other physical handouts/displays (brochures, flyers, etc.). While not clickable, it still puts the attention on your PWA's URL and recipients or viewers of these materials know exactly where to go to find you....in any case it's undeniably more doable than trying to promote a native app on a business card! QR codesYou can place a QR code virtually anywhere to give users instant access to your PWA-on another website, on business cards, on an advertisement in the metro, on museum exhibits, in a menu, you name it. Direct users either to the home page of your PWA or to a specific section/piece of content related to the source they're coming from. With a little bit of creativity, this feature can become extremely versatile and fulfill a huge range of needs. The hyperlink has proven time and time again to be the most powerful model of distribution as we can see in the enormous success of the internet, which works out nicely since it is the basis of PWA circulation as well. PWA's are like going back to the basics with a twist, the power of the URL is infinite and with the advancements in technology made everyday, we keep gaining continuous access to these possibilities.GoodBarber Blog|
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GOODBARBER is web based application enabling users to design, create, develope and publish their own mobile applications. GoodBarber was founded in 2009. GoodBarber's headquarters is located in Fiorella Ajaccio, Corsica, FR 20000. GoodBarber's Co-Founder & CEO, Dominique Siacci, currently has an approval rating of 58%. GoodBarber has an estimated 20 employees and an estimated annual revenue of 1.6M.
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