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.

tinylytics

analytics for small websites

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Scribbles

Start your own blog in seconds, with a beautiful minimal theme and an amazing editorthat doesn't get in your way.

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shoutouts

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

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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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Gluon for Micro.blog

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

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Recent posts

"Just released a new TestFlight for 2024.2 Build 3 that addresses the following issues"

β€” TestFlight 2024.2 [3] on the Gluon Update Blog

Coffee has been had. Now you have a Reply by Email option in Scribbles. Enter an email you're comfortable sharing and a link will appear at the bottom of each post, with a subject pre-filled.

Will flesh this out more as time goes. You can also find an override for the text that appears ✌️

One mini feature heading to Scribbles either tonight with my evening beer, or tomorrow morning with my coffee 🤓👨‍💻

Small itch I wanted to scratch for Scribbles... and live now, with a post coming later today or tomorrow... you can export any of your published posts straight to HTML or Markdown. Just go to your post and you'll see a new "archive" button in the header. Basic for now with nice filenames.

"Yesterday, after a request from Jason, I added support for Letterbird, a super nice service for embedding a contact form."

β€” Letterbird Contact Form on the Scribbles Update Blog

To be fair to the early adopters of Scribbles, come April 1st (2024) I will be adding the new pricing β€” if you have registered before that date, you can still grab the Lifetime and also the special yearly. I'll have new monthly and yearly plans for new signups after the 1st ✌️❀️

"You see, my plan was to launch Scribbles on April 1st for anyone to register and get blogging β€” and you know, it's probably ready for it too.
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I've been happy with onboarding everyone manually over the past few months, with great conversation happening at a personal level, and that got me thinking."

β€” Thoughts on invite only on the Scribbles blog.

Feedback is very welcome. You know my email ✌️❀️

I did add some extra Nitpick settings to Scribbles last night β€” I'll write about them later this week. Plus I have one feature I am still working on, but it's there already β€” just needs some polish. You'll know what it is when you spot the setting 😋

I'll be upgrading the Tinylytics server today and you should expect 10 minutes downtime.

"Late last week, thanks to Sticker Spotter, I worked on general improvements on handling posts with just images.
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Next up I finally enabled a hidden option that allows you to show an image preview on your post list..."

β€” Image previews option and tweaks on the Scribbles Update Blog