RikReviews(2022) - Review site
RikReviews is kindof a public log of me trying different tools, books and other things of interest to the indie maker community.
I'm using it to develop SEO, marketing and copywriting skills, so the stack is super simple - a cloud-hosted Ghost blog. The idea is not to faff around with code, but to focus on learning others skills
LoglineAI(2021) - Website
LoglineAI is a AI assisted tool to help screenwriters come up with their next script idea.
LoglineAI was discontinued because OpenAI will not allow the generation of challenging themes, words or ideas. The problem was that many(most?) excellent and thought-provoking movies feature themes of violence or challenging content, by necessity. For instance, the movies Se7en, Pulp Fiction or Million Dollar Baby. Even the popular Marvel movies would be unfit for OpenAIs content rules.
SOSPACE(2021) - Website
SOSPACE was a virtual co-working space. The idea is to have people join virtual "tables" where they can casually be in conversation with other remote workers, without the commitment or agenda of a formal Zoom-like call.
Tables are limited to 6 "sitters", who can speak, and an unlimited amount of lurkers, who just listen. I plan to expand the amount of tables at a later stage and have them themed according to interest.
It is written in TypeScript NextJS, Socket.io, PeerJS and express and deployed to Vercel and DigitalOcean.
I shut down SoSpace due to lack of market interest and to save on server costs.
Atsh.io(2021) - Website
Atsh.io is an advanced Twitter search tool for those who don't want to mess with advanced search queries on the Twitter itself.
It is written in NextJS and deployed to Vercel. The project was made in order for me to play around with NextJS and the Vercel offerings. I enjoyed it so much I think it will be my preferred stack going forward.
Coddle(2020) - Web App
Coddle was an uptime service that let you know when your sites were down or had any server errors, or if your https certificates were about to expire.
Coddle had 3 components; a web front-end built with ReactJS, a back-end built with FeathersJS TypeScript and MongoDB, and a service runner built with NodeJS. Screenshots were taken with Puppeteer and saved to a Digital Ocean S3 Spaces Object Storage.
I shut Coddle down due to a lack of market interest.
Spieel(2019) - Android App
Spieel was a simple, daily mood tracking app for Android built with React-Native, with a HapiJS & MongoDB backend, running on Docker. Images were saved to a Digital Ocean S3 Spaces Object Storage.
Spieel was shut down due to a lack of traction.
Remote React Jobs(2018) - Web App
Remote React Jobs was a simple job board that pulls ReactJS and React-Native job postings from various sources and collates them all in one simple-to-use website. Companies can post their job posting directly to the site too.
This website was an evolution of a previous job board, Blockchain Dev Jobs, and was built with more-or-less the same tech stack.
This iteration refactored and simplified the codebase of Blockchain Dev Jobs in order to make it flexible enough to quickly spin up different job boards based around different niches, without having to spend too much time refactoring.
- Php 7
I quit working on RemoteReactJobs due to it not gaining any significant traction or interest.
Blockchain Dev Jobs(2017) - Web App
Blockchain Dev Jobs was a test project created in order to see how I can get a simple site from idea to production as fast as possible. The idea was not to use the best, latest or sexiest stack - it was simply to ship as soon as possible. The first production site was live within 3 weeks. It was built by working a few odd hours on nights and weekends.
The stack is nearly identical to Remote React Jobs.