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.
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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. Found an error? Edit this page.