The co-founders of Iconoclast Labs have been friends for 5+ years. Both have shared a passion to create "new" and "cool" products that don't suck.
Abandoning the usual pitfalls of selling their time and working on dying technologies (cubefarms); Iconoclast Labs is about ideas breaking free of the traditional software dullery.
Iconoclast literally means breaker of icons. From Iconoclast Labs are new, versitile, and enthrawling products that are meant to excite the creators as much as the customers.
Our offices are currently located in Gant's Dining room, which is located in the Greater New Orleans area.
We're also known to travel to the ocassional hacker space or coffee shop for a change of scenery, until the beachfront empire is finished construction.
Our online presence is usually in Chat on one of our service sites, here on the company website, or even interacting on one of our Product's Facebook pages.
Being in technology for a while, we have experience in many new and old, but lately our focus has been Ruby on Rails and mobile technologies, like RubyMotion.
As Rails developers, that means we also have extensive experience on the client side of things as well:
Matt Garrison is an active home brewer of many tasty beers, can handle himself in the kitchen, an avid reader, and dabbles in hobby electronics and DIY projects.
Gant Laborde spends his leisure time reading as well as performing with a local comedy group. His time is heavily influenced by his penchant for Mario games and social adventures.
Both Matt and Gant dedicate their free time to coming up with new project ideas that challenge them in new and exciting ways.
Ever had the perfect drinks, and the perfect company in the perfect setting but just didn't have the topics to get the ball rolling? Chatoms (Chat Atoms) are small, simple, and perfect conversational sparks, to initiate any conversation.
Chatoms is a Conversation starter for you and your group of friends, an intimate evening alone, or simply a great way to pass the time in during a long car ride. We've engineered Chatoms.com to be mobile friendly, and even downloadable mobile apps have been created so it doesn't need the internet in order to work. This allows you to rest assured that you can keep the outlandish conversation rolling, in the most outlandish location. Choose from our wide variety of categories to keep the conversation where you'd like it (Normal, Fun, Philosophy, Out There, Love, Naughty, or Personal).
Iconoclast Labs heads up the RubyMotion meetup each month. This online meetup will spotlight a developer from the RubyMotion community or general RubyMotion ecosystem to interview and interact with the community.
Meetups will, as of now, occur once a month and consist of at least 30 minutes of live discussion via video conference. The discussions will cover a wide array of topics generally consisting of each spotlighted guest’s projects all the way to their opinions and philosophies.
What's life without a little fun and madness? Here's our drinking game, fullfilled by amazon. It's loads of fun!
A simple alcohol percentage calculator for your iPhone
Provides both volume and weight percentages using starting and final gravities measured. Support for hydrometer calibration and for taking gravity readings at any temperature.
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Iconoclast Labs is currently working on this project!
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
BeaconBlast is our web service that allows you to quickly add notifications to your site (even if you're managing a static site). You can then control how you notify your audience with updates via our Management Interface.
Iconoclast Labs likes to give back to Open Source as often as possible! All of our open source projects are available on Github. We'll often triage or fork other popular products, too!
Check out the gems/templates/examples and more that we're providing here: https://github.com/IconoclastLabs
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Iconoclast Labs is happy to host the first ever Motion Meetup! Our special guest will be Colin T.A. Gray, a member of the the RubyMotion group and manager of such popular gems as Teacup, Sugarcube, and Xray!
I'd like to announce my new gem for RubyMotion, motion-rubberstamp. In short, this gem adds a few new rake tasks to your RubyMotion project that allow you to "stamp" your iOS app icon with your versioning information, git branch and git commit information
No longer do you have to re-create your commonly defined icon to make it royalty free, and then resource mash it into place so you can change your mind and start the process all over again. Now all the great icons that were available inside FontAwesome are now available to your RubyMotion app. Let's take a look at this new RubyMotion gem!
Soylent Green is PEOPLE! OK... so? The Mechanical Turk is people, too! Enjoy this blog post if:
* You have no idea what the Mechanical Turk is. * You have some tedious data manipulation, augmentation, categorization etc. that you can't justify you're hard working time for, or it's just TOO DAMN MUCH DATA! * You know what the Mechanical Turk is, but you'd like to hear about a first hand experience of it. * You've read this much and come too far to stop now.
The speed we were able to write Conversation Stoppers was great. The app is purely a novelty idea, and garners a good laugh amongst adults. The real magic is that we were able to completely finish the app in an extremely short time, by using our RubyMotion Template. This app will not see the light of day on any phone that is not Development.
FROM ICONOCLAST LABS