Bugfixes + Minimal google analytics
A new release was just launched. Version 0.14 brings mostly some bugfixes that cropped up in specific cases from the latest releases. Next is a new option to add Minimal Google Analytics as your analytics provider. It’s a great option for those that (want to) use Google Analyitcs, but don’t need all the features and also want a smaller footprint (1.5kB for this snippet, versus 73kB for the official snippet).
Choose your authentication model + act as person
Release 0.13 comes with the option to change your
User model to
Person. From a semantic point of view you don’t always want to call your authenticated model User, now you can easily change this. No extra work needed.
Also added is the option to ‘act as person’ using the
devise_masquarade gem. This lets you login as a certain person in your app. I find this especially useful early on when I develop my apps and can easily see how things look (and work) for them. For this to work, the current user has to have
admin set as true in their record.
A small, but handy feature is that you can now select
pry-rails as your debugger tool of choice (instead of the default
Lastly the custom error pages have gotten a new coat of paint.
Payments with Stripe is here
After quite some time in beta, one of the most requested features is here: billing with Stripe. From the start the aim was to make it as easy as possible to set up. So for your next new app, you only have to take three steps: grab your API keys from Stripe, add your product’s plans in Stripe and lastly run the command to fetch your plans to your app. That’s all needed to accept payments.
Sjabloon handles everything from creating your pricing page to accepting credit cards to sending your users their receipts by email.
For more information, quick start guide and a FAQ see the extra README that comes with every new app.
Added Rollbar and updated to Tailwind Css v1
Today adds Rollbar as an option for your error monitoring needs. Also Tailwind Css v1 was released. Although Sjabloon, and its many users, were already on the bleeding edge version for some time, after today Sjabloon boosts the latest official v1 release for Tailwind.
Easier browsing of UI components
The UI components library are loved by many of you and are used in many different projects already. These UI components are all custom-designed exclusively for Sjabloon. Over the past months many new componens were added and as such it became cumbersome to scroll this ever-growing list. Thus today, I added some navigation so you can easier browse and discover all the UI components.
All-new, beautiful custom theme and homepage
Just a few days after the last release that upgraded Sjabloon to bleeding-edge version of TailwindCss, comes a big new release with an all-new theme and and a complete overhaul of the homepage. A beautiful and custom design that surely will help you market your new product in better ways. This release also comes with two complete new UI components to help you build great-looking UI by simply copy and pasting code!
Updated to the beta version of TailwindCss
The v1 release of TailwindCss is around the corner. As this beta version is a real stable version already and big changes are very unlikely, I updated all of the Sjabloon (including this very page you look at) with the latest release. It’s currently locked at the next release, and will be switched to the official release number once it’s out. This new release brings mostly some consistency around the codebase, but most notably holds a complete new colour palette.
Many new UI components added
Many new UI components are added to Sjabloon. From buttons and custom checkboxes to a complete new sign up / log in component.
These UI components are built using Tailwind’s utility classes and are one of the most popular features in Sjabloon. It helps you build a beautiful UI quickly and easy.
Last week Sjabloon saw its 100th customer
Last week Sjabloon welcomed the 100th customer. That’s a huge milestone for a product that is just three months old and technically still very early stage (currently still sold for an early bird price). For me it’s even more exciting to think about the number of new products that are and were built using Sjabloon.
If you haven’t yet bought Sjabloon, today is a great day to do so. Thanks to all who bought Sjabloon and thus invested in its future.
New release: Keep your customers in the loop
Starting today Sjabloon has a plug and play feature to subscribe your new users to your newsletter in Mailchimp. Email still is an incredible powerful marketing channel and it would be foolish not get the consent of your users right when they sign up for your app. Sjabloon adds two agnostic ‘service objects’ that can be called (from wherever) to subscribe or unsubscribe emails from your list within your Mailchimp account.
This release furthermore adds Sidekiq as an option, a new way to manage all your app’s configuration (that are not credentials) and updates Devise to the latest version.
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