Dominic Maas


Various Articles written about my applications, and applications that I have worked on.

Timeline Extension

Sean Endicott • August 8, 2018

Timeline Support Firefox add-on brings Windows Timeline to Mozilla's browser

Windows 10's Timeline feature lets you jump back to previous sessions of apps. It's a great way to jump back to a website or document you worked on before. Unfortunately, not many developers support it. Thankfully, developer Dominic Maas has made an add-on for Mozilla Firefox that adds Timeline support to the browser.

Mauro Huc • July 17, 2018

How to add Chrome and Firefox to Timeline on Windows 10

If you Chrome or Firefox, you can use this extension to ingrate the browser to the Windows 10 new Timeline feature.

Tom Warren • July 16, 2018

Chrome and Firefox gain Windows 10 Timeline support with a new extension

Microsoft’s new Timeline feature in Windows 10 is designed to let you pick up where you left off on multiple devices. While Timeline supports Microsoft Edge for web browsing history, Chrome and Firefox have not yet been updated to officially support the new feature. A third-party developer has now created a Chrome and Firefox extension to bring Windows Timeline support to both browsers.

Sharath Ravishankar • July 15, 2018

Chrome and Firefox gain Timeline integration via add-on

Timeline, a feature introduced to the general public with version 1803 (the April 2018 Update of Windows 10), hasn't taken off with the developer community perhaps quite as quickly as it should. However, three months after its debut, while still being reasonablyMicrosoft centric with apps like the Office suite or Edge, third-party offerings such as VLC have also mad use of Timeline to sync app activity across devices.

To enhance the current capabilities for the subset of Windows users that prefer Google Chrome, Firefox or Vivaldi, and would like to utilize Timeline as a quick way to reopen recently closed browsing sessions, there's good news. This comes courtesy of Dominic Maas, developer of SoundByte, a slick third-party UWP app for SoundCloud.


Albert Jelica • May 7, 2019

Windows 10 Basics: Die besten Apps im Microsoft Store

Der Microsoft Store unter Windows 10 beherbergt eine Vielzahl an Anwendungen, von denen viele zweifellos nicht sehr qualitativ sind. Neben bekannter Software wie WhatsApp Desktop, Spotify, iTunes, Netflix und Co., findet man unzählige Apps, die eine Installation einfach nicht wert sind.

Sean Endicott • June 26, 2018

Best Windows 10 apps that use the Fluent Design System

Making beautiful apps is complicated, but properly implementing Fluent Design is a great start.

Sharath Ravishankart • March 18, 2018

App Spotlight + Interview: SoundByte

A vast majority of my streaming is done from Google Play Music, but often, there's content on platforms like YouTube and SoundCloud that one generally can't find elsewhere.

After spending some time on SoundCloud's perfectly adequate website, I decided to look for an app that could better leverage Windows' media controls and give me more flexibility in a natively coded package. Mind you, I didn't really need an app, but out of curiosity and my preference for natively coded apps, I decided to look for one anyway.

This led me to New Zealand-based developer Dominic Maas' UWP project, SoundByte, that was initially made to be a SoundCloud client for Windows Phone.

Sean Endicott • August 29, 2017

SoundByte gives SoundCloud the Fluent Design treatment

"Music and audio content from SoundCloud sound great but now it looks great as well with SoundByte, the Fluent-designed SoundCloud client."

SoundByte has pretty much every Fluent Design feature that we've seen leading up to the Fall Creators Update. It utilizes transparent backgrounds, hover over effects, and a transparent title bar.

Embracing these makes SoundByte a beautiful app on Windows 10 that looks natural on multiple form factors.

Michael Allison • August 12, 2017

Soundbyte is a beautiful SoundCloud client for Windows

While there is a SoundCloud client for Windows 10, like most apps in the Windows Store, there’s a much better designed third party client.

SoundByte for Windows is that client, predating the SoundCloud app for Windows, it offers much of the same functionality you would expect from a SoundCloud app. You can log in, view your account including your stream, playlists etc. The developers even made a nifty trailer for the WIndows Store to show you that they care.

Now, I’m not normally a third party client app user, nor am I a Soundcloud user on the regular, but I downloaded this app because it looked very well put together.

George Ponder • February 21, 2017

SoundByte SoundCloud app for Windows 10 is today's myAppFree deal

SoundByte is a SoundCloud client app for Windows 10. The app delivers a host of sound files to your device with the ability to create sets, upload sounds and more.