Vincent Ritter

πŸ€“ 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 πŸš€ 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

Added a dedicated status page for Sublime Ads. I did have monitoring with updown.io, and still have… but decided to go with Oh Dear for this one β€” good opportunity to try something new. Might just try and integrate that into my Status app.

For the next version of Gluon, I’m thinking of adding featured podcasts β€” for anyone on Micro.blog β€” and showing them on the Discover screen (one random one at a time of course). No payment required ✌️. All coming through Sublime Ads 😋. All optional of course!

An "update" screen anyone? Thought it would be cool. Was a bit of a pain today, as my brain is certainly not functioning today β€” but I got there at the end.

Sublime Ads

Hoping to make a start on Gluon updates again as of February ✌️❀️

Soooo… extended response time has been solved. It was my router/pi.hole 🤬 What a massive waste of time.

Have been seeing some unexplained latency to requests going to Sublime Ads. Last week I had an average response time of around 200 - 300ms… but over the weekend it went up to 1.7 seconds. Investigating. Hopefully it’s just the server disk or something.

Spent the evening working on a dark mode theme for Sublime Ads. Going great! Just need to work on the Settings screen and it’s ready.

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The new Sublime Ads homepage is now live ✌️ It says coming soon πŸ˜‹ I’m really holding myself back not to enable registration before February 1st, 2021. Still a few things to sort. Removed the "pre-register" also, sticky notes to remind yourself are better IMHO.

Thanks so very much to Ian (Micro.blog: @TheDimPause, Web: thedimpau.se) for using Sublime Ads on his site. Another use case that I didn’t even think about, book recommendations! Love it ❀️

So, this is basically how I design everything and anything to do with web or apps:

This particular example was for the new homepage (preview is here) for Sublime Ads. Most of it is in my brain. Works for me.