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. If you want to find out about past projects, head on over to Apps & Web.

Gluon for Micro.blog

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

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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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Recent posts

Sublime Ads, MRR: ā‚¬6.12 😍🥳 I know it's not much in the grand scheme of things, but I am over the moon. This makes me happy! Thank you so much to everyone that subscribed so far āœŒļø

Continuing work for Sublime Ads today, I deployed a few extras for the ad and category lists which now shows you stats right there for you. It'll honour the date range you set last on the charts. You can hide it via settings if you don't like it. It's a pro feature.

Sublime Ads - Introducing Clients and other nice tweaks

I've jumped back into Sublime Ads over the past few weeks to work on a few features that I wanted.

One of those features, which had a few requests, was to allow adding Clients.

Clients allow you to keep your ads together with a client, which not only helps you keep organised, but also gives you quick glanceable overview of how well they're doing. Which is useful if you want to give reports to your paying customers (or free in my case).

It's super easy to get started and there is a nice write up in the documentation.

I made this a PRO feature. One of these days I'll probably drop the "pro" naming scheme and come up with something less boring.

This part of the clients section is only the beginning of what you can do with it and I am planning to add more nice features, for example public stat pages for your clients and also having a concept of "balances" meaning you can sell your ads and specify the price and also a running time. Although don't hold your breath here, it will take some time. So maybe next year.

If you don't use Clients, and you find the extra button and data annoying, you can hide this from Sublime Ads by heading on over to Settings where you can disable it. I like options, even though I have strong opinions.

Other bits

Alongside clients I have also made tweaks to the general layout of the site.

This includes slightly wider sections throughout, better list views with alternating row colours, and some slight tweaks to the Settings section. Also added some snark throughout (more coming!). The stats graph now show a little loading indicator as you switch dates or load them... useful to see what's going on.

That's it for now.

One more PRO feature hopefully launching next week.

First payout for Sublime Ads šŸ„³

So happy!

If you have a free/legacy account, and have a little bit of extra budget to upgrade to the yearly ($24/year), I am happy to upgrade it to include PRO features (which will get better over time - some new suff today).

Guess I like giving options and extra settings... šŸ˜‹ And yes, currently working on something new for Sublime Ads.

Over 3 million API request have been made to Sublime Ads since last year. I missed the milestone. Wonder if that counter actually works 🤣😉

Started adding a bit of snark to Sublime Ads this morning, including the homepage. Also updated the terms of service, with a snark clause. More work to do here.

Actually wanted to work on some new features, but felt like doing this instead.

We'll hopefully have the 2nd beta out for the Micro.blog app, on iOS TestFlight, soon. Been working on feedback this week. Should fix:

  • Push notifications opening correctly on cold boot
  • microblog://post?text= URL's working
  • Showing blog name in post toolbar
  • and more...

Whilst we've been mainly concentrating on the iOS part of the app, for Micro.blog, we are at 100% feature parity between both platforms (Android & iOS). All the tweaks and internal feedback will come over via an update to Android too... just saying 😋

I've been doing a lot of coding for the upcoming Micro.blog iOS TestFlight version the past few weeks. My hands hurt now... maybe time for a small break today. Some exercise and Yoga to stretch them out.