Vincent Ritter

🤓 Projects

Follow along as I build out product ideas with regular updates on progress, screenshots, thoughts on a particular way of doing things and so much more. This is at the heart of what I do and I love it.

Currently active projects:

These are my active development projects at this time. You can click/tap through any of them for more info and see specific posts for the project.

Sublime Ads

A privacy focused ad management service for your apps, websites and others.

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Gluon for Micro.blog

An app for both iOS and Android, built on React Native, for Micro.blog.

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Status for updown.io

A simple app to display monitored sites from updown.io, with current status and other stats.

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Launched projects:

These projects have been launched and are live 🚀 I continue to work on them and, as anything, they are never truly finished.

Gluon for Micro.blog

An app for both iOS and Android, built on React Native, for Micro.blog.

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Simple Schedule

A new and simple way to manage bookings, appointments and gatherings on the web.

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Recent posts

If you’re using Gluon, which I hope you are… I’ve added the #adayinthelife challenge images to the Discover More section, so you can see all the nice photos 😍

Part of being me is to give some of my things away for free, especially to folks whom I enjoy keeping company with. For Sublime Ads, I’m going to be adding a special account for anyone that uses Micro.blog and would like to use the embed functionality of Sublime Ads.

That means, you can create a few ads that you can display on your website. Best of all, it will be your very own ads - can be anything really! Maybe you like a service or tool that you want to promote on your site… it’s really up to you.

There will be a few limits to this, for example 5 ads and one main “embed” category for the site - and you will need to be an active member of Micro.blog . If you think that’s not enough room to get you started, you’re more than welcome to give me suggestions.

I want to strike a balance of being open and giving people room to grow. I didn’t want to have a free tier as such, so this is middle ground for me. I really enjoy the community. ❤️

Once you think you will reach those limits you can always “upgrade” to a paid account - or you can email me if budget is tight - totally fine with me.

This is only an informal announcement, but that is what I’m planning so far.

I made changes to Sublime Ads that basically allows anyone that pre-registered to use it for free until it’s ready to launch (you’ll also get a generous trial when that day comes).

I’ll be emailing everyone that did “expire” to say they can use it as normal again.

Yup, totally rocking the 418 error for a laugh… but seriously keeping it in there in Sublime Ads. Software is too strict and boring these days anyway.

To get my mind off a few things I’m working on adding a simple usage counter to Sublime Ads. I want to make sure it is accessible to a broad range of people, with different budgets… so I think giving certain “soft” usage limits would be a good strategy.

Nothing like self promotion on my own site to remind me to get into gear to move forward with Sublime Ads. I’ll be writing documentation today and perhaps add a few other things.

Just uploaded the latest update to the Android beta channel for Gluon (2020.5 Build 32).

Main update points for you are as following:

Now, there are a few issues that I have found whilst writing this, and I’ll get to them. Nothing too major. It’s a “beta” after all.

Next up is to add Push Notification support… and once that is tested and done… it will slowly move to public release.

Experimenting with making Gluon it a little more Android like. Post button at bottom right. Also added the profile button to the header.

Currently working on the multi-site picker for Gluon on Android.

Whilst I’m self promoting Sublime Ads… I added keyboard shortcuts. They’re undocumented for now, as I wasn’t sure how well it works. Pretty happy so far.