Vincent Ritter

šŸ¤“ Dev Diaries

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.

Gluon for Micro.blog

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

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Sublime Ads

A privacy focused ad management service for your apps, websites and others.

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Micro.blog

A no nonsense blogging and social network ready for the 21st century with an amazing community of real people. A network of independent microblogs, with replies, conversations, and a timeline to follow friends, backed by strong community guidelines.

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Sublime Feed

Building a feed reader and sync service for the web.

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Launched projects:

These projects have been launched and are live šŸš€ I continue to work on them and, as anything, they are never truly finished.

Sublime Ads

A privacy focused ad management service for your apps, websites and others.

Find out more and read the updates

Gluon for Micro.blog

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

Find out more and read the updates

Simple Schedule

A simple way to manage bookings, appointments and gatherings on the web.

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Recent posts

Preliminary URL feed lookup checker for Sublime Feed. Happy this works. Onto the next task šŸ¤—

Rocking out Retro style šŸ˜ Was testing link pasting and other bits.

Some notable tweaks coming to the Gluon posting text editor in the next TestFlight version for iOS:

  • [NITPICKY] Correct placement of single "**" or "_" when you tap the icon in the toolbar when inserting without having text selected/highlighted. Will switch to "B" or "I" when you have multi-selected text, which then wraps the word with the correct markdown.
  • [NEW] When adding links "[]()" it will now check if the clipboard has a web URL in it, if so it will insert it correctly in the link brackets.
  • [FIX] Fixed a few issues with text being cut off depending on where you have added formatting and other tweaks here and there.

Probably get this released tomorrow. Currently uploading, but am too tired to wait for processing.

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New iOS TestFlight out for Gluon (Version 2022.3 Build 2), includes the following juicy fruit changes:

  • [FIX] Fixes layout issues on the reply screen when your reply goes over a million characters... or perhaps just enough to cause a scroll to happen. Now content scrolls nicely and you can actually see what you're typing. Kinda important.
  • [NITPICKY] On the reply screen, the conversation view now uses the same formatting as per "new" timeline items.
  • [NEW] Added a new font called "Retro". Give it a try. Make your eyes bleed and cry for help.

Previously (like yesterday):

  • [FIX] Sometimes images took up the whole height of the timeline item, and covering important bits like text and profile images. Now bits are no longer cover.
  • [NITPICKY] Tweaks to image loading for promoted content.

Retro vibes anyone?

Working on a new registration layout for Micro.blog. Not done yet and a lot more to do. Fun to show a "work in progress"!!! though šŸ˜‹

A few minor tweaks to login and registration on Sublime Feed. Basically added full dark mode support. I know I get excited about this too much, but I always see it in the way of the user journey. Step by step.

Dark and light:

I'm cross posting Sublime Feed related dev diary posts to @sublimefeed on Micro.blog if anyone wants to follow there.

Going to try and get out a new beta to the Android version of Micro.blog next week. Just a few minor bug fixes for now.

Digging the print styles on Micro.blog!