Vidrio website

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 vidr.io domain is to provide an independent existence for the app. It defines the Bundle ID of the app, provides a privacy policy, and briefly describes the app.

Here are some examples of websites for similar apps:

They’re all static content. The Vidrio site will just have:

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.

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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).