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

Once iOS 14.5 ships, and I don’t have to run an Xcode beta… I’ll start with the new version of Gluon. Yeah, finally I know…

I am getting frustrated and some apparent limitations now. I want Gluon to be better than it is. All platforms!

Build 38 for the Gluon beta on Android is rolling out slowly. This follows on from the last release. In this one:

Next week I will be working on a few bug fixes you have reported, and also have Push working fully (feel free to register already on the Notifications screen in "More").

Also will tweak the podcast links for the Micro Monday section.

See you next week.

Build 37 for the Gluon Android update is slowly rolling out to the open beta. Changes include mainly items in the Discover section:

Next up is to allow inline images in the content editor… Oh and I need to change the Podcast links so it opens in a native Google player — sorry about that oversight haha (just noticed when I added the screenshot) 😅


Hope to make more progress on Gluon for Android today ✌️Really motivated to get it in a good shape for both platforms over the next few months.

Those Android changes for Gluon are rolling out to the public beta on the Play Store (2021.1 Build 36). I’ll keep going during the week and nights ❤️

This morning’s achievement for Gluon on Android:

Next up is features from iOS like Sublime Ads, new Discover section and pinning of topics.

Beta end of this week I hope ✌️

I’ve been looking at timeline syncing for Gluon. It’s going to take a bit of a rewrite… hmmmmm. So do I bite the bullet and get this into a new project (React based) or do I try and make it SwiftUI based (but loose out on Android initially)… Decisions...

Seems that "Timeline sync" is the most important feature for Gluon then. So, let’s get rid of everything else and just work on sync 😋

Planned new features for Gluon this year:

And many other things.

Hope to make this device only… but perhaps I have a server side option to add a bit more context around conversations, replies and other goodies.

My motivation for what I said about Gluon is basically based on all the feedback I have been getting. Most people really like it, and I am thankful for that — so why try and change it so much if it’s not broken ✌️❤️