Vincent Ritter

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Post short thoughts or long essays, share photos, all on your own blog. makes it easy, and provides a friendly community where you can share and engage with others. is the brain child of Manton Reece. He contacted me in 2021 to help him work on it and bring my skills to it. Can’t wait to see what this relationship brings in the long term. I am forever grateful for the opportunity and hope to blog more about it here (as one of my own).

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This is totally how I use the app... in the simulator 🤣✌️

Made a slow start on adding Pages and Uploads to the app. Pages is up first, so you can edit all your pages. Using the same icon as per website for now.

Similar flow as per Posts, thanks to Micropub. for web should be back as normal, and the official apps should also be serving images as usual. The CDN SSL cert ran out, so I disabled it for now, until Manton is back (who has AWS access) to renew it.

There wasn't any downtime, just things looked a bit more Web 1.0, without images and styles 😋✌️

Howdy folks. There is an SSL issue with the CDN we're using (I suspect it ran out and was not renewed). This affects the web app, and images that are served on the timeline (shouldn't affect hosted blogs).

Just testing it all wraps...

Been working on the posts screen for the MB app. Still some bigger work to do of course, but glad it's rendering in a way I want (sort of). Kinda fun to work on, so check out the develop branch commits so you can pull out your hair on how I do things.

Adding a few more push notification options to the app, allowing you to toggle if you want to enable them on a per account basis. By default they are on, but you can pop in over to settings if you wanted. (Not yet released).

OK, Android is building again for Funny enough, the last time it built without issue was back in January, and then I upgraded React Native on iOS. Oh well. Should have seen that coming. There were a lot of changes to config files that I had to manually comb through...

🥳 Patience and persistence is the key. app for Android building again.

Kiddo finally in bed. Tea is ready. Time to fix the app for Android.

As a funny aside, Google emailed a week or so ago saying there are issues that we should look at… and that they “might” remove the app. And so they did.

And this is why I want direct downloads. So no big tech child can do what they want.

Imagine if they could also stop a website…

Current status of getting back into the play store is that I need to fix build errors, which has been a rollercoaster ride. Too much work on the iOS side, including React Native upgrades, caused this (I think).

Still a few hours away from getting anywhere. for Android is currently unavailable on the Play Store.

Google probably hired all the dropouts from Apple App Review… and they removed it for an issue that was resolved months ago (allowing reporting and muting). Guess they are getting mixed up with naming.

For the eagle eyed devs, on the new homepage, you can see we are using ES Modules, and a shim for... SAFARI. Really nice to be able to make this work without build tools. Gonna work on replacing "legacy" code for sign in and register now, so we can ditch jQuery there.

The new App for iOS (still in beta) and Android is now open-source. It's built on React Native. Most of the action happens in the develop branch. Happy to get this out there ✌️❤️