Vincent Ritter

🤓 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.

Gluon for Micro.blog

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

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Picard

A server provisioning service for Ruby on Rails, Laravel and static based projects, with zero downtime deployments including your usual mix of common PHP CMS platforms like Craft CMS or Wordpress.

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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 🚀 I continue to work on them and, as anything, they are never truly finished.

Simple Schedule

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

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Recent posts

Currently taking screenshots for the Gluon support page. That’s iOS only for the moment. Will also have to do a set for Android.

Casually working on the Gluon website

Last update to Gluon this year. Slowing down for the holidays. Thank you to everyone for your support.

It’s time everyone, the holiday is close.

As 2019 closes and 2020 is on the horizon I want to give a huge shoutout to every single one of you that has helped on the journey of building Gluon. Anyone that’s been watching, anyone commenting and anyone that’s using Gluon as their client for Micro.blog.

I am truly grateful that there is such a great community! Without you and your support this app would have not gotten where it got to this year.

Saying this, we’ve (together) accomplished much this year and I’m really happy with progress. I tend to take things slow, on purpose. Thank you for sticking with me.

I’ve got one last update that I wanted to get out this year, which is mainly full of little bug fixes. So grab it if you have time.

Gluon is close to being ready, with a few things still left to do:

Whilst iPad support isn’t great at the moment, I’ll work on it during 2020 after I initially release it. I have some ideas.

I’m hoping I can keep working on Gluon for a long time to come and I’m always hearing your requests. I don’t discard them and I write them all down and reply where I can. Gluon is full of things that were requested, so keep it coming.

On that note, I want to say thank you once again and I’ll see you all with more Gluon goodness in the new year… I’ll be blogging about other things though!

Working on a few bug fixes for Gluon this morning and added a push prompt on the Mentions screen:

Currently working on adding Post drafts. It’s kinda already there if you don’t send a post, but want to have a dedicated section at least.

Given the option of adding Direct Messaging to Gluon. Would people go for it? Nothing concrete planned on the little details at the moment (like whom you can DM or other settings that allows you to control it). Just putting out feelers.

Comments welcome 😊

Just pushed an update to Gluon for both iOS TestFlight and Android Internal. I’ve added my preliminary integration for image upload to a Micro.blog hosted blog. It took me some time, but I’m happy it’s working now.

I wanted to write a longer blog post, but I’ll let you discover it all and have a play with it first and I’ll write it a bit later. Suggest you read the release notes to find out more 😃

Device testing!

I’ll be running some posting tests for Gluon, on the Gluon account. So ignore it. I’ll clean up afterwards.

I tend to be alcohol free, but my app is giving me a sign… I guess I could. Good progress on Gluon last week, so I’ll give myself some slack 🍷