Vincent Ritter

šŸ¤“ Dev diaries

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.

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.

Gluon for Micro.blog

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

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shoutouts.lol

A place for everything you love, like or want to shout out about on your website.

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Sublime Ads

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

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Micro.blog

The fastest way to blog and a network of independent microblogs, with replies, conversations, and a timeline to follow friends, backed by strong community guidelines.

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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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Recent posts

If you use updown.io (https://updown.io/r/c6rp8) and want to help test a "on-the-side" app that I have resurrected, here is the TestFlight link for iOS. It's called Status++.

Just pushed out a little update to Status++. This one re-enables the ability to get push notifications. I was working on the web app last night to make that happen 😋 Plus some other goodies in this release, which you can find in the test notes. More soon.

Restarted an old project of mine... took a bit of time to get going again, but happy it's back.

In other shoutouts.lol news... I am trying out some T-shirts and a phone case. Enjoy āœŒļøā¤ļø

Approaching 4AM. Yum. A bit of sleep and tomorrow I work on the Micro.blog app 😍

Submitted another TestFlight build for Gluon. Includes some new experimental icons. That's it. That's all the news.

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Oh, and some extras I guess, but not too important 😜

For Gluon, I'll be tidying up the profile pages a little and might just sync up the timeline filter with the options set on Micro.blog - although I think that's a bad idea for now (because ideally I need to tidy up feed fetching). Then leave it at that.

I'm fighting old code that I rewrote 100% for the official Micro.blog apps...

Adding profile pinning to Gluon in the next beta. Basically you can pin any profile you want to keep track of in a dedicated section, without having to, for example, follow them. Here is a quick video:

Here's a quick demo of pinned topics (in general) and also the combined view. It's super fast as Gluon fetches the feeds remotely and caches them.

Approaching 4AM... woohoo! Love it. Updated Gluon iOS beta incoming... soon/today (Sunday).