Vincent Ritter

🤓 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.

Find out more and read the updates

Recent posts

We've deployed tweaks to the profile pop-ups on Micro.blog. I'm pretty happy with them. It's been a little longer detour than I expected.

Main features:

  • Better handling when hovering over trigger points - username & avatar. Now it'll wait a few milliseconds before opening. So it'll no longer disturb your flow. It has to be a deliberate intention to open it. If you keep in the same spot, it'll show. If you move on, it won't show.
  • Moving out of a trigger point closes the pop-up if you haven't hovered into it, automatically. Otherwise it's the same logic as before.
  • Works on conversations. Was half missing (my bad!) 🙄

We might tweak the time it takes for the pop-up to appear, but we'll keep it like this, as is, for a while.

It's always helpful to deploy something like this and get feedback... and live with it for a bit - then adjust here and there to make it right.

Thank you all for the good feedback and also criticism ✌️❤️

If you'd like to see anything else, let me know.

We're going to be tweaking those profile pop ups on Micro.blog. Now that we've used it for a few days, and lived with it and had some good (and bad) feedback. If you want to weigh in, let me know.

Guess I should just sherlock Gluon and put it into the official Micro.blog app 🤣

At least I get to be involved in the sherlocking 😋

Released a minor update to Gluon this weekend. Both 2022.2 for Android and 2022.5 for iOS. Release notes here. Basically fixes a crashing bug when opening the post editor... and probably added some new crashes 🤣

One weird thing since developing the official app for Micro.blog (on Android) is that Gluon usage on Android has dropped somewhat. And that's fine. It's nice to see.

Am working on an itch I wanted to scratch 😋

Thinking of offering Gluon for Android as a direct download. The Google Play store seems to be getting real bullish about stuff… and being passive aggressive about things and compliance.

The real nice thing about the Micro.blog Discover timeline, except finding great new people, is that it’s finite… it just stops and there is no more when you reach the end.

I just made the official updates page for Sublime Ads public. No idea why I never did that… but here we are. Enjoy! ✌️

Sublime Ads - Pricing Updates

We've updated our pricing plans for Sublime Ads to accommodate more developers with varying budgets and to further make sure we stay on mission.

With prices being increased everywhere, we decided to go and do the opposite. All our pricing plans have been reduced by $5 per month (except the yearly) and are effective immediately.

This better reflects our values of where we want to go in the future. It's a balance of providing a great product and also making sure more developers can make use of Sublime Ads.

Our pricing plans now are the following:

  • PRO 100k/month API calls @ $9/month (previously $14/month, saving $5)
  • PRO 200k/month API calls @ $18/month (previously $24/month, saving $6 😱)
  • PRO 500k/month API calls @ $39/month (previously $44/month, saving $5)
  • Yearly plan 10k/month API calls @ $24/year (unchanged)

If you have an active subscription, you will have been automatically swapped over to the new pricing plans, and credits will apply to your account if you have recently have been charged or subscribed.

Don't have a subscription yet? Well, get to it! I'm sure there is a plan for everyone.