Automating with Tasker – Part 1

Why Automate with Tasker? Automating isn’t for everyone, especially if you have an iPhone. If you are already an avid Android user you may have heard about it, but maybe you don’t know what you’d use it for. Well for those of you who haven’t, here is the breakdown. Tasker is an automation app for … Continued

Madness Valentine – Share the Love

We hope everyone had as lovely of a Valentine’s Day yesterday as my wife and I did. We celebrated with a new open source app called Madness Valentine, a real world quest game. In the spirit of the holiday we want you to help us “Share the Love” and spread the word about all our … Continued

Google Analytics with AngularJS using Angularytics

Our last post was about SEO optimization for AngularJS (SPAs), so the next topic would be how we fixed our analytics problems with Angularytics. Why Doesn’t it Just Work? I think the name of the type of application you are creating says it all, it’s a single page application. Google Analytics works by running a … Continued

SEO for SPAs with SEO4AJAX

We use AngularJS for every project here at Madness Labs, but single page applications (SPAs) and search engines aren’t known to get along. SEO4AJAX and Laravel quickly helped us solve this problem and here is how, but first, why isn’t my single page application (SPA) SEO friendly?   How Search Engine Crawlers Work To understand … Continued

Good-Bye Kali and 2014

2014 is over, it’s time to reflect on last year, and for us here at Madness Labs it was a year of intense ups and downs. Today happens to be a down for us. I write this post, in tears, as we said good-bye to a family member yesterday, Kali. Who’s that Wiener? In short, … Continued

Madness Labs Christmas Theme

Late Christmas Present We have been working on a new classier version of our website for a couple weeks now and we thought it would be fun to put a holiday spin on it before we do the big reveal on the first of the new year. Check it out on our main site http://MadnessLabs.net … Continued

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night! Madness Labs just wants to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas. As we reflect on this year we can see how much the company has grown and as we look forward to next year, we hope to keep up this trend. I … Continued

Design Tips: Less is More

Welcome to the 21st Century As you may, or may not, have noticed, the design standards landscape has changed a considerable amount since the birth of the internet. The internet was originally created via contracts with the Department of Defense, with the purpose sharing digital documents, but quickly took a life of it’s own. People … Continued

Madness is Back

I know you were sitting at your Thanksgiving Day feast thinking, WHERE THE HELL DID MADNESS LABS GO?!? No worries, it has been a while since our last post so I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what our team has been up to for the past month and a half. … Continued

Meet Your New Front-End

A Match Made in Heaven When I found Angular a couple years ago it really was a match made in heaven.  I was using jQuery Mobile and looking for something that would allow for “live” updating on the client side.  I played around with libraries like Backbone, Knockout, and Ember, but all of them had … Continued