Code Werkstatt

Two developers blog about their tiny projects.

My life in a binder

A fatal accident I’ve been thinking for a long time about what would happen if I were to have a fatal accident. Leaving my girl friend, my pets and my family is a horrible thought. And what will happen with my business life? Sounds like a strange question, but I’m a self-employed freelancer switching projects, having own software in App Store & Play Store. Having a lot of running servers. As this double self-employed person, I have also a lot of bank accounts, insurances and document structures....

May 21, 2024 · Fabian

tankste! - My first open source app

After 16 months of waiting and little work, I’m very happy to announce that my open source project tankste! has a new release. tankste! is an mobile app that present you the prices of fuel stations a very smart way. I have started this project out of nonsense. My favorite app Bertha (developed by Mercedes) was shut down, and I decide to rebuild this app. I found an API to get the prices (special thanks to Tankerkoenig!...

January 30, 2024 · Fabian

Turbine can only collect flows within TurbineContext

How to fix the issue “Turbine can only collect flows within a TurbineContext. Wrap with turbineScope { .. }” after upgrade to turbine version 1.0.0

June 28, 2023 · Fabian

Optional (null) item in AWS Cloud Formation template

Handle optional input in AWS CloudFormation templates using AWS::NoValue as a null value.

May 19, 2023 · Fabian

Get Gradle plugins from Jitpack in version catalog

Learn how to add a Gradle plugin from Github via Jitpack to your Android project and fix the error you might encounter while using version catalogs.

May 16, 2023 · Fabian

Fatch #3: Next steps 🎉

Exciting news! Our app was accepted by Apple after resubmission. Match listing redesigned, backend adjusted, and website updated. Launching on iOS and Android.

May 2, 2023 · Max

My travel setup

Learn about a travel hardware setup for working on the go. Includes iPad Pro, Anker power bank, Huawei mobile WiFi router, headphones, and keyboard.

April 27, 2023 · Fabian

Fatch #2: Origami and the opinion of Apple

Adjusted match list with a flat design, added privacy/terms pages. Apple’s review posed challenges, resolved with WebView for trailers. App awaiting review.

April 20, 2023 · Max

Fatch #1: Shimmer

Improved Fatch app’s UX by simplifying code and eliminating unnecessary library integration, saving resources. Exciting app launch coming soon!

April 17, 2023 · Max

Open source alternative for Mapbox Navigation

Discover MapLibre, an open-source Mapbox alternative for Android and iOS with navigation projects. Perfect for independent developers.

April 14, 2023 · Fabian