Vincent Ritter

πŸ€“ Dev diaries

All my active project posts, collected here. This is at the heart of what I do and I love.

Active projects:

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


simple blogging

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analytics for small websites

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

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Gluon for

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

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Recent posts

Just pushed out a quick update to Gluon on TestFlight:

  • [NEW] When you navigate to a conversation, the post you have selected will now be highlighted with a blue dot (next to the timestamp) and border so it’s easy to identify... which goes in hand with:
  • [TWEAK] Tweaked the scroll to behaviour when navigating to a conversation where the item now actually scrolls to the desired position (maybe) β€” and it’s also a little bit more faster.
  • [TWEAK] Tweaked the Nitpicky main titles and also the layout of the section so that titles are shorter and descriptions also (i.e. now they don’t push things around and go to another line).
  • [TWEAK] Changed the colour of blockquotes in dark mode. It was a little hard to see. Thanks for reporting that again!
  • [FIX] Fixes an issue with some accounts not getting past login. Sorry about that. My butterfly keyboard = spelling mistakes :_(

Conversation view might need a little bit more tweaking though...

Most likely will hit 1 MILLION page hits across all sites on tinylytics this week. Just want to say a HUGE thank you to all that use it ✌️❀️ You're all fantastic!

I was bored, so I added a gallery view to Gluon. So when there is a post with multiple images (if you're @maique for example) it'll present them in a nice row. Single image posts are not affected. Will be available via TestFlight tomorrow.

Quick TestFlight update for Gluon today:

  • [NEW] Alt tags for images now show at the bottom of the image, when you open up the image modal. Just scroll to see it.
  • [FIX] Fixed the image width and height when viewed on the timeline. Yay!
  • [FIX] Fixed timeline jumping around. No longer a party, but easier to read!
  • [FIX] Font changes are now shown in the timeline.

Just want to give a huge thank you to everyone that messaged me in support of Gluon. You're the best! ❀️

Had to make changes to shoutouts today that doesn't let you use the account until you have confirmed your email. In the past it gave you 5 days to confirm before logging you out. So many sign ups the past few days but no confirmations.

I'll also automatically delete accounts, with zero notice, that don't have any shoutouts or themes, and are not confirmed. Best way to handle those accounts and keep the database clean.

There's a minor update to Gluon on the iOS TestFlight. Don't read too much into it... Only tweaking minor things for myself (and others). Probably never release it anyway. But it's there if you want to.

If anyone is using tinylytics and you wrote some nice words, or bad, please let me know. I'd love to add some testimonials to the homepage at some stage. I know it's still early days, but would love to hear from you:

For any existing users of Gluon on Android, there is no change for you... and you can still use and download the app (I think). However, I have now unpublished it and is no longer available. The easiest reason for this is Google. Period.

If you're on the edge of subscribing to shoutouts, I have some good news, and it's running until the end of the month, you can get 40% off on the yearly (usually $20) using OMGWHATAREYOUDOING. Use it, share it, print it on T-Shirts 😋

It'll help keep the lights on if you're able ✌️❀️