FAQ for NeoBars
General Frequently Asked Questions.
What is NeoBar?
A NeoBar is an interactive web-browser tool that enables you to deliver the content that you want to your subscribers, no matter what they are doing on the Internet. A unique "In-Browser" Brand/Logo promotion ensures that your brand is discretely visible on every browser on the users desktop. Your subscribers never have to miss the data they want from you - and you never have to worry about drawing your users back to your website.
What is the NeoBars publishing platform?
NeoBars publishing platform is a visual web-based toolbar design studio. Using simply drag and drop functionality to create unique toolbars, we provide all the tools necessary to develop interactive toolbars that work across multiple computers and web-browsers the moment you click "Publish".
What are the advantages of using the NeoBars publishing platform?
Traditional toolbars and web-applications are created on a per-computer (operating system) and per web-browser basis. This becomes an unnecessary long and painful process. By utilizing the NeoBars platform, you can dramatically reduce development time and complexity without the costs in storing and updating repetitive code.
Are NeoBars free?
Yes, it is free to develop and publish NeoBars solutions and free for your users to download and run it on their systems. We even provide statistics so you can see how your NeoBar is doing!
How many users/subscribers can I have per NeoBar?
As many as you want. We offer free dashboard access to track user stats - making it possible to manage huge installations if necessary!
Can I make money from NeoBars?
Not yet - but we are working on adding monetization widgets that publishers can choose to implement in their toolbars to earn rewards and cash. Further details will be made available soon.
Do I need to know any programming languages?
Using our platform is as simple as drag-and-drop. No need to be a programmer, and no need to keep up-to-date with every new browser release - we do that for you too!
How fast is to build a Neobar?
It takes MINUTES to build an amazing interactive toolbar for your clients! With new modules and/or widgets being added all the time - you can keep updating your toolbar to keep users interested!
What is a "Module" or "Widget"?
There are so many useful tools already available, instead of re-inventing them, we include some of the best right inside the NeoBars platform. Widgets such as "E-mail Notifier", "Weather", "Social Sharing Buttons" and many more are being added to the "Widget Portfolio" so you can provide the most useful toolbar solution to your clients. Sometimes publishers might need something a little more specific for their user base. To handle this, we provide certified developers with a "developers area" - enabling those with programming skills to develop new widgets and modules either for the community as a whole - or just for their own toolbar project. This is also free!
What happens if I want to update or change my Toolbar?
Whenever you update or change your toolbar, you have the ability to test on your own computer first, and when happy - publish it to your entire user base simply by pressing "Publish".
What happens if browsers update?
We constantly keep track of the market and update the core NeoBar technology with every browser update that is required. All you have to do is … nothing.
Are NeoBars safe?
Do NeoBars work with every browser?
Pretty much! The Neobars Platform automatically creates the installation files for 97% of the most desktop web browsers used today. This includes:
OK - How do I get started?
1. Click on the button "Get Started Now".
2. Provide a website URL and select the type of website/toolbar you want to build.
3. Customize your NeoBar with appealing widgets, buttons, icons.
4. Click on "Get Your Bar", sign up, sit-back and distribute your NeoBar toolbar to the world!
Lastly … some of the technical specifications.
How to install the NeoBar?
After signing up you will be able to download the installer and start the installation process.
How will my subscribers install the NeoBar?
It’s up to you! - you can add the NeoBar directly to your website, add it to the Google, Mozilla and Microsoft web stores, or link directly the NeoBar website.
How to uninstall the NeoBar?
Its simple, users uninstall the NeoBar like any other software application.
For Windows you have to choose "Start" - "Control panel" - "Programs" - "Uninstall a program"
or Mac OS - We include a fast, tidy Uninstaller.
Can I develop my own modules on Neobars platform?
How can I use the NeoBars API?
If you want to use API please contact us.
Some of the important terms used within this section are identified below to ensure clarity:
A Publisher is any organization that wishes to share information and/or communicate directly with individual Subscribers.
A Subscriber is any individual or group that requires direct information from any Publisher. A Subscriber may also be referred to as a fan, member and/or employee of a Publisher.
Any organisation that wishes to promote goods and/or services directly to a Subscriber or group of Subscribers (The "Target Audience"). Typically Advertisers do this through relationships with many Publishers and/or directly to Subscribers.