iOS opens its doors to Progressive Web Apps

Written by on Thursday, April 12th 2018

Big news for those who have already made the move to Progressive Web Apps and for those who are still considering it!

You're well aware of the potential of Progressive Web Apps, the web applications that offer new functionalities in browsers that bring an experience comparable to that of native apps. 


Progressive Web Apps have been on the rise since last year, but their main setback has been the fact that certain key features weren't supported on iOS devices. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? March 2018

Written by on Wednesday, April 4th 2018

As you know, it's always been our goal to provide you with the best tools possible so you can bring a perfect experience to your users. To keep this promise, we're always making sure that GoodBarber is at the forefront of all new innovations and trends. 

The end of 2017 was marked by a new release at Apple, promising their users an even more immersive experience: the iPhone X.
 
This new release (which is far from already being adopted by the most well-known applications on the market), represents a good opportunity to differentiate yourselves by making apps that are totally adapted to this new format.

Our iOS team is happy to now offer you a version of your app that's 100% adapted to the iPhone X. 

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How to Make an App - Idea, Design & Development

Written by on Friday, March 30th 2018

Creating your own app can be quite simple if you understand three things very well: 

  • Your concept and the goals behind it
  • The design and structure of your app
  • The development path of the project

From a standpoint of just starting to think about your app, all this may seem daunting. This article is meant to give you a thorough overview on how to build an app, for iOS, Android or Web, from the ground up. 

Polishing your idea, setting goals, prototyping and publishing it on the stores are some of the topics we will explore. Without further ado, let's dive into it! 

 


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New GoodBarber 4.0 Themes: Candy

Written by on Wednesday, March 28th 2018

We're celebrating the arrival of spring here at GoodBarber with a new theme: the Candy theme.

Just like in the Nightdrive, Sunset, or Stardust themes, the color gradients are what make it—Marie Julie has chosen to keep them soft and sweet this time.  Check out this theme in real context in the example below, and don't hesitate to test it in your application and explore all the options out there that can bring a breath of fresh air to your app's design! 

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What's new at GoodBarber? February 2018

Written by on Monday, March 12th 2018

Here 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. 

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Top 5 Web Design Trends of 2018

Written by on Friday, February 16th 2018

We've been saying it for months now–the web world is being revolutionized. The arrival of Progressive Web Apps in particular has considerably changed the way we use the web, which undeniably influences the mobile world too. 

While being present on the web is vital for your business, it's no longer enough. To set yourself apart and achieve user retention, it is essential to give them the best experience possible, both in terms of use and design. Everyone can agree that in 2018, the user will be at the top of the list of priorities for web designers, which means that new habits will have to be adopted, specifically in terms of experience, navigation, and interaction. 

Without further ado, here are the top 5 trends to follow to best represent yourself on the web–on mobile just as much as desktop. 

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The GoodBarber Takes Care service

Written by on Monday, February 12th 2018

As 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.

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PWA Myth-Busting

Written by on Monday, February 12th 2018

The 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. 

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What's new at GoodBarber? January 2018

Written by on Tuesday, February 6th 2018

At the beginning of this year, we emphasized one aspect that is extremely important to us : the design of your applications. As you know, the backbone of GoodBarber is allowing you to create the most beautiful apps, as easily as possible

The most recent backend feature came from this mindset: the Global Style Menu. The big challenge at GoodBarber is successfully combining countless customization options with an interface that provides a smooth user experience. To make your life easier and allow you to enjoy GoodBarber's full potential, we've released this new menu that allows you to manage the application's overall design from one single menu. You'll save time and it's easier to maintain a homogeneous design throughout all pages of your app.

You can also now modify entire parts of a theme, and apply these changes to all pages of your app in just one click.

Don't hesitate to go explore this new menu that allows you to manage the following design elements : 
  • Color theme
  • Typography
  • Buttons
  • Hover elements
  • Additional elements

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How the Map section made my life in New York easier

Written by on Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Moving 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 ;)

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Promoting your PWA : The Power of the URL

Written by on Sunday, January 21st 2018

One 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!

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