Vincent Ritter

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Sublime Ads

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

Sublime Ads is a platform to allow you to manage and serve your very own ads in your own apps, on your websites, or other services using a simple API, or a lightweight drop-in JS script. You are in complete control on what you want to show, and how.

Everything is in one place and is easy to manage, no need to write your own custom solution. On top, Sublime Ads is privacy conscious to you and your users. Only taps/clicks will be registered for served ads and nothing else (can also be disabled per ad). I also don't use any tracking for the web application and other things, just like the internet is supposed to be.

Launching as an MVP product, very soon, to satisfy my very own needs as a developer with multiple apps and sites.

Visit the website here.

Project posts

Planning to do some sort of livestream of developing the homepage for Sublime Ads. Any pointers of where and how I should do it? I don’t want to use YouTube.

Sublime Ads is nearly ready to launch 🥳 It needs more documentation and also a dedicated homepage. Everything else is minor. Really happy how far it’s gotten.

Am working on an API usage counter for Sublime Ads… and I was testing something when a limit was reached… and then the date changed… and then I got confused because everything was working again…

Happy to say that my reset code works then 😂

OK, got into the thick of it now. Think I’ll be sticking with Stripe for now. I just did a too good job with it. Need to talk to my accountant next and figure out the best way to make this easier for me… EU tax is 🤯 I think I know how I should do it better/easier.

Remember when I spent a few weeks adding billing to Sublime Ads? Yeah, so I’m going to try and re-implement it with a European payment provider… Wishing myself luck.

One more deploy for Sublime Ads… it’s been on the list, because some have asked for it… I call it "boring" mode. So a little bit less of those funky angles.


New in Sublime Ads… you can disable stats in settings. That means no tap/click is recorded and it will also hide the graphs.

Deploying changes…

Working on a little feature, on Sublime Ads, to disable "tap" tracking and the graphs - because at the end of the day, I don’t want to look at numbers.

I’ll be adding an option to hide all stats in Sublime Ads… because sometimes people just don’t care. I’m one of those!

Trying to get through a creative block today, so am AGAIN working on expanding a dark theme for Sublime Ads.

Going to try and create a Micro.blog plugin so you can embed your Sublime Ads. Just tried a normal one directly and it’s working. No idea how to make it official yet. I’m a total n00b.

Have sent out a few more invites for Sublime Ads ✌️

Got approved for a European based payment provider to use on Sublime Ads. Worth to try and integrate. Stripe just isn’t too EU friendly. Or perhaps I should rephrase that… the EU is incredibly hostile with keeping things in order. So using this solution gives me peace of mind, at least, and one less thing I have to manage and worry about (except the integration).

Part of being me is to give some of my things away for free, especially to folks whom I enjoy keeping company with. For Sublime Ads, I’m going to be adding a special account for anyone that uses Micro.blog and would like to use the embed functionality of Sublime Ads.

That means, you can create a few ads that you can display on your website. Best of all, it will be your very own ads - can be anything really! Maybe you like a service or tool that you want to promote on your site… it’s really up to you.

There will be a few limits to this, for example 5 ads and one main “embed” category for the site - and you will need to be an active member of Micro.blog . If you think that’s not enough room to get you started, you’re more than welcome to give me suggestions.

I want to strike a balance of being open and giving people room to grow. I didn’t want to have a free tier as such, so this is middle ground for me. I really enjoy the community. ❤️

Once you think you will reach those limits you can always “upgrade” to a paid account - or you can email me if budget is tight - totally fine with me.

This is only an informal announcement, but that is what I’m planning so far.