Code Werkstatt

Two developers blog about their tiny projects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Project Page

Discover our project page with a slim overview of our ongoing and completed smartphone apps. Favicon and branding updates coming soon!

April 10, 2023