Vincent Ritter

🎙 Podcast

A new medium to share and create.

Podcasting is another medium for me to share what I’m up to. So I’m pretty excited to get this out to you. As time passes I’ll probably find my groove and go from there. This is my first podcast that I’m sharing, so please bear with me on the “Errrmmsssssss” and “hmmmmms” and the long gaps.

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A personal journal where I talk about things I’m working on, the up and downs of freelancing and finding more independence.



🎙 #19 - Balancing Act

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Hello dear listeners. It's been a while, and yeah... I recorded 3 times before releasing this one over the past few weeks. No pressure.

In this episode I talk about balancing client projects and personal ones... and how I find it difficult, but getting used to it.

I then dig into planning a small holiday... but not Disneyland... because it just wouldn't be any fun or have good memories associated with it.

Personal projects have been somewhat slow (don't forget I'm balancing stuff)... so some updates on my plans for Gluon and Sublime Ads.

Then I talk about sleeping... a lot.

That's it.

Thanks so much for listening.


Duration: 00:07:21

🎙 #18 - Everything in measured ways

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Hello and welcome to another episode of me blabbing away, getting it all out there.

Late June we had the Apple Developer conference, also known as WWDC. I get totally excited about wanting to really get into SwiftUI and embrace the native platform as best I can.

Of course I don't want to loose sight of other platforms, so in a way this is ideal to really focus on each.

Then I talk about and what I have planned for that. Perhaps I'll explore a totally different galaxy instead.

To finish off I touch on Sublime Ads and getting it ready for public launch.

Oh and I now have a "Buy me a coffee" page allowing you to support my work, blog and of course this very podcast!


Duration: 00:12:33

🎙 #17 - Your passcode is required to enable FaceID

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It's hard being a developer. It's hard to please the gods that are Apple. People bend over backwards for them and don't speak up.

The start of the episode is a bit gloomy and full of random thoughts. I left the blank gaps in there for effect...

I touch quickly on wanting to concentrate more on cross-platform services for my business... instead of concentrating on just one - I fight for the user!

Some Gluon updates. And then some Sublime Ads updates.

Random show title for sure, stick right to the end for the drama (not really).


Duration: 00:13:56

🎙 #16 - “Bloop"

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In this episode I take a de-tour and install Windows on my machine via BootCamp after watching some of the Microsoft Build conference.

Setting up PHP, Ruby, databases and other things seemed pretty straight forward - although pretty alien to me...

I figure out that Windows runs pretty quick and I'm getting annoyed by the continued poor Apple software quality and the lack of anything "Developer" focused.

Apple certainly needs to do something in this space.

Oh and I mention "Rails" a lot... I actually meant Ruby! Brain = another dumpster fire 🤯


Duration: 00:15:12

🎙 #15 - Faffing around

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Hello, another episode for you listening pleasure. If I sound funny, I was actually lying in bed… less echo and I was a bit tired but felt like recording.

My daughter went back to Kindergarten this week, after 10 weeks away (due to… you know what). Then I concentrate really hard on playing games and see how Windows is so much better at games than the Mac (although I don’t go into detail).

Client projects galore, thankfully, so I need to get back into shape and do it.

To finish off, I give you a small update on personal projects… and wanting to write documentation. Yay.



Duration: 00:03:18

🎙 #14 - Letting it slip a bit

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I'm in the car, in the countryside. Warm weather, tired arms from meeting a tree with an axe.

I talk about how I concentrated just on my own personal projects the past few weeks whilst totally neglecting the client projects. Although this time it's fine due to relaxed timelines.


Duration: 00:05:14

🎙 #13 - It ticks the box

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Yes, I just released an episode, but here is another one. Funny fact, I didn't like Episode 12 on the day so I decided to start with "Episode 12" instead of 13. So today I recorded the correct intro, whilst in the car for Episode 14.

Also featuring my daughter, left it in there for fun.

Anyhoo, I talk about a few more things on Sublime Ads and then I go on about my longterm goals with my apps and ideas.

A bit longer than usual but I hope you get the gist. I do repeat myself a bit just to bring home my points hehe.

Oh and I mention Sublime Feed... my long lost project. Hope to get back to it as it's something I'm certainly interested in. Perhaps in a different form.

I should named this episode: "It ticks the box"... Oh... I did!


Duration: 00:16:50

🎙 #12 - Tax is boring

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Better late than never... this was recorded last weekend, so excuse me if it's a little out of date. Oh and I launched the Gluon update last week!

This episode I talk about re-integrating payment providers as I wasn't happy with my first choice, due to very poor API documentation and the lack of anything great concerning testing, and other pain points.

Then I talk about VAT... and why it's important when you're based in the EU.


Duration: 00:09:22

🎙 #11 - Another rejection, but that won't stop me

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This episode was recorded on Sunday night... and yeah, I'm just getting around to it. It's been a busy week with Sublime Ads and other commitments.

I kick off talking about that silly App Store Review rejection for the Gluon 2020.3 update... because Apple is being very Apple.

Then I talk about Sublime Ads, my little project that I'm working on to keep my mind off a few things. I go into a little more detail what it's about. Excuse the rambling, I'm pretty excited about the Settings screen! Just one of those things you got to do.

Oh and when I say "last Friday", I mean March, 27th.

Thanks for listening.


Duration: 00:13:35

🎙 #10 - Invisible project

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Episode 10… 🥳

In it I talk about that secret, invisible, project that I’ve started last week. Even though it’s been on my mind for a while.

Perhaps I will announce it “tomorrow”, but let’s see. I’m having fun.


Thanks so much for listening everyone!

Duration: 00:05:20