Vincent Ritter

Hello, I'm Vincent. I’m a dad, husband, geek and an independent software maker of things that freelances. Check out the apps I make, personal projects I'm currently working on and other things like my thoughts and blog posts.

So I’ve deployed the Picard pre-registration page to the server yesterday. Tested it. Happy with it. Made a few tweaks today and deployed those. Now I just need to write the blog post to announce it.

I’ve slowly been working on Picard. Worked on the sign up process styling and also encryption of data.

Here is the UI after you put in your email address:

And once you verify:

Not too pretty, but it will do.

Blog post soon with announcement 🖖

I’d love to see Apple take their auto-fill (for passwords) to a new level next year. With a dedicated app and support for One-Time codes with a certain layer of magic. I think it’s time.

Gluon for Android - new build available… finally!

I’m happy to say that the new build for Android is now available.

This brings the app to the same state as iOS with a few specific tweaks to work around the differences between the platforms.

It’s not perfect and I already found a few issues, but they’re not deal breakers!

I’ll be emailing everyone, that emailed me, with a new link.

Due to some early mistakes, I had to create a new app on the Play Store, which can be confusing. Please uninstall the old app, if you’re running it, before installing the new one. I also renamed the old one and added a big “[DEPRECTAED]”.

Anyway, I’m happy the way it works now and it clears a way for the future release.

Also note that the app is now on an “internal test track” which means that updates will come pretty much instantly… however I can only invite 100 testers to this.

For anyone interested what my next code challenge will be about, Picard… it’s aimed at developers running their own [to be revealed 😱]. It’s something I have a need for, for my own day to day, and nothing like it really exists (it does, but not the way I want… or anything that is affordable).

It's underway and I’m working on a “pre-register” page and will announce more soon once that's ready.

It’ll be another series of blogging and maybe also a podcast or a video series - still to decide.

Here is a sneak peek at the top left of the holding page:

I totally dig the image my sister came up with (after my clear and precise specification of “Picard"). THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH ❤️🖖

Our daughter, 5, is getting pretty good with controlling the HomePod. “Hey Siri, play Devil’s Dance Floor”. Controlling volume is no problem either. Seems to be very natural for her to use voice command (🤔). “Hey Siri, play Christmas music” 🎄🎶

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