I bought the domain
vidr.io for my app called Vidrio. The app will be on the Mac App Store; the main purpose of the
Here are some examples of websites for similar apps:
- Squash. Logo, title, subtitle, “download”/”buy” buttons, intro video (YouTube), feature list.
- Deliveries. Logo, title, screenshot, description, “download on Mac App Store button”.
- MonoSnap. Logo, subtitle, screenshot, “download” button, feature list.
They’re all static content. The Vidrio site will just have:
- A logo
- A title
- A subtitle
- An intro video
- Download/buy buttons
Since I’ve used it before (for lantreibecq.com), I’ll use Firebase. My Firebase app is
vidrio-a1248. The site is hosted at vidrio-a1248.firebaseapp.com. The content for the site is in my monorepo, under
website/. Firebase hosting doesn’t deploy via git; I have to deploy it separately. This isn’t a big deal.
Adding my domain was painless. I verified domain ownership via a
TXT record. Next I added two
A records. I waited 30 minutes for the TTL to expire, then https://vidr.io/ was live. Excellently, Firebase handles everything TLS: I didn’t have to generate a CSR, copy-paste anything, or even know about the process.
Here’s the site:
Next, I’ll recreate that App Record on iTunes Connect.
I wrote this because I'm building Vidrio this month. I need a super simple site for it, to give it an existence independent of the App Store. This post is not associated with my employer. This site is hosted by Netlify (who are great, but I'm not associated with them either).