SaidaOnline, a famous news app made in Lebanon
Written by Jerome Granados on Thursday, April 17th 2014
Khodor, who are you and what is SaidaOnline ?
The company was founded in 2007, we have grown with lots of success since then, to the point that we we count about 30,000 daily unique visitors, and 150,000 page views per day.
Is it difficult to manage a such an important website?
The main problem for us is that we need to be online 24 hours per day because we have readers from all over the world.
Why did you create an app? What's the main goal of it?
The most recent data reports that the 70% of our users are using their mobile phones to visit our website, so we decided we had to provide them with a beautiful app to give them with immediate access to our articles and improve the user experience.
Our main goal is to keep our visitors up to date. But to please users you must have a high quality app to convince them to open the app every day. Your app also needs push notifications to tell to users about any new important posts.
How was your experience with GoodBarber? What's your favorite feature?
When I used GoodBarber for the first time, some options that were very important for me were not available so I asked them what we could do and they found a solution with no additional cost, and now I’m 100% satisfied with my app. It is the best of its type in my country.
My favorite feature is the possibility to add an external link into push notifications; this option is great and you will not find it anywhere else.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to create an app?
Using the 30 day free trial period you can build a real app in a test version and have all the time to discover the options they offer before deciding.
And anyway if you have any doubts, just ask to the support. Rest assured that they will find a solution.