Retina Power

Written by on Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Since the end of last week, the iPad apps that you configure with GoodBarber are up to Retina Display standard.

We had announced it last Thursday in our blog. Since Friday, your GoodBarber apps have an optimized display for every version of the iPad, even the new iPad with Retina display.

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Your GoodBarber Apps And The New iPad

Written by on Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Conscious to closely follow market developments and benefit you to the greatest degree, an iOS update is coming soon so that your apps are up-to-date with the new iPad.

We’ve been on the starting blocks since March 7th, and even before. If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve probably seen photos of the new model that we received last Friday. We were eager to test GoodBarber apps on the new iPad, but not without some anxiety. Display problems can always be a possibility, especially in the case of a version with a doubled screen resolution.

Pleasant surprise, GoodBarber apps remain stable on the new iPad, but we will make quick adjustments to our system so that you are able to take full advantage of the Retina Display. We will allow GoodBarber users to load images that are twice as big.

And you will all benefit from a free update for your iOS app, so that you can bring your apps to new iPad’s level.

We will talk to you about it again soon.

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Android Market Integrated With Google Play

Written by on Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Google has announced the launch of Google Play, a platform that unifies apps, books, music and movies. A few hours before the announcement of Apple’s iPad 3 Keynote, Google launches its iTunes killer.

Google Play is an “integrated destination” for mobile applications, books, music and movies, accessible from all Android devices or the Internet. The Android Market, familiar to Android device users, disappears, giving way to Play Store - one of the four components of the Google Play platform. Google Music becomes Play Music, Google Books becomes Play Books, and Google Movies becomes Play Movies.

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MWC 2012 – Day Three, Focus On Devices

Written by on Wednesday, February 29th 2012

As promised, this morning I spent some time touring the booths in search of innovations. I also had the opportunity to play with the new devices and test the quality of the products. Note: it’s impossible to test all the devices at the show, so I made a selection.


Android Devices

The vast majority of phones and tablets presented at the Mobile World Congress are Android devices. As usual with this system, there are high and low quality devices.

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MWC 2012 – Day Two, Focus On Monetization

Written by on Tuesday, February 28th 2012

On the second day at MWC I had a little more time to converse with some exhibitors. It’s not possible to meet them all, or to describe them all (the exhibition catalog is 300 pages long!), so my visits were focused on application monetization services. I briefly describe three of the most interesting below.


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MWC 2012 – Day One, First Impressions

Written by on Monday, February 27th 2012

If we were car manufacturers or a car dealership, our annual event would be the auto show. But at GoodBarber, we make mobile apps, and the big annual event happens in Barcelona. Barcelona is the Mobile World Capital (until 2017), so it's the city that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress, a huge event for mobile professionals.

When we take a look, nearly all sectors are represented: from the antenna manufacturer or foundries, from the application developer, to the operators or device manufacturers.

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GoodBarber at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona

Written by on Monday, February 27th 2012

Meet Dominique, our CEO, at the Mobile World Congress until Wednesday.

GoodBarber participates in key events of the mobile and IT industry. After the 2011 “Mobile World Congress” a year ago in Barcelona, “Le Mobile 2.0” in Paris in March 2011, “LeWeb'11 ” last December in Paris, we are present at the “Mobile World Congress ” this year again.

Finding an accommodation in Barcelona for this major event is not a easy. Dominique Siacci, our young and intrepid CEO, does not cease by so few. You will find him in the aisles of the MWC until Wednesday. Don’t hesitate to tweet @dsiacci or @good_barber, to track Dume Siacci on Foursquare. As for groupies, just write me, I would give you his personal phone number...

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Trends in Mobile Traffic by 2016 According to Cisco

Written by on Thursday, February 23rd 2012

An article published on www.igeneration.fr on February 14th, echos a study published by Cisco on the same day: Cisco expects an explosive growth of mobile Internet traffic via moblie devices. In 2016, 10 billion mobile devices are expected to be connected to the net for 7.3 billion people.

In a study on trends in mobile data traffic, Cisco identified 10 main trends. Cisco anticipates a monthly traffic volume of 10.8 exabytes in 2016. There have been 0.6 billion exabytes in 2011, and should be 1.3 billion in 2012. Traffic will be multiplied by 18 between 2011 and 2016; and by 2 between 2011 and 2012. The growth rate of traffic data was higher than expected in 2011. At the end of 2012, the number of mobile devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people in the world. In 2016, the ratio between the number of connected mobile devices and world population will be 1.4. Of the 10 trends described by Cisco, three of them particularly characterize the mobile market in our view.

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GoodBarber’s Roadmap: From V1.0 to V1.4

Written by on Friday, February 17th 2012

As promised a few weeks ago, here is the development plan that we’re bringing to GoodBarber. What you can expect: new content and design features, an interface with advanced customization for agencies, and the integration of new social features.


One step after another

There will be two major phases in 2012. Starting now, and until May, there will be a monthly growth: GoodBarber will evolve from the current V1.0 to V1.4. During the second half of 2012, we’ll start moving toward an ambitious V2.0, which we will discuss in due time. The evolution toward V1.4 will keep us busy during the next few months. The changes will focus on content (V1.1) and design (V1.2) features, advanced customization for agencies (V1.3), and social features (V1.4).

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A Problem With Our Servers

Written by on Monday, January 30th 2012

Some of you have noticed that something was wrong yesterday, Sunday, January 29th. We experienced a temporary system failure.

Last week, we conducted changes to our server architecture in order to replace some of the material. Some of the hard drives that we installed were unfortunately defective and caused a system breakdown. Four new Intel 600 Go SSD (5 year guarantee) were simultaneously lost Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The system can support a loss of two disks at a time. This failure has had little or no effect on existing customers, but it has led to the loss of all subscriptions since our last system backup. As a result, the accounts for subscriptions placed after Friday at 1:55 p.m. have been lost. The same goes for certain changes to existing accounts. In addition to GoodBarber, we host two other products: a CMS and a videosite platform. We guarantee 99.9% availability for both. These two products account for nearly 200 million monthly page views for just over 2,500 clients. These numbers imply a strong and secure system architecture. We run routine security audits, and data loss is not a customary occurrence…
We’re aware of the potential impact that an event of this magnitude could have on you. We would greatly appreciate it if you went through the registration process again. We are here to help anytime via customer support.

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GoodBarber spricht Deutsch!

Written by on Friday, January 20th 2012

GoodBarber’s back office is now available in German!

Since the release of GoodBarber on November 14th, the Website was already available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. At that time, the back office was available in English, French and Italian.

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