First I wanted to make use of the categories labels I kept adding to my posts. Since I am using github pages to host this site dynamic jekyll plugins are no option for me.
Fortunately I found the great blog post “Separate pages per tag/category with Jekyll (without plugins)” by Christian Specht.
Christian Specht writes about how to create a page per tag/category using jekyll without plugins. This was the foundation for my approach.
I added an “Apps” page to this site: Apps
In order to do that the jekyll way you simply add a “layout” to the _layouts folder that uses markdown and html to define how to visualize the content (see appspage.html). This is like a template. The actual content lies in raw form (yml) in the apps.html file in the root.