Gamifying Reader Reactions to Book Marketing Materials

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page-fight-homeImmerse or Die is a tough-love book review project begun by Canadian author and editor Jefferson Smith. Page Fight, this reader-reaction companion app, is a collaboration between Jefferson and Futurescale. He was the consulting editor for our publishing venture’s first release, and came up with the idea for the project.

Together, we’ve spent a lot of time ...

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Connecting Firebase To Slack With Node

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For a recent project, we needed to send various types of user feedback to corresponding Slack channels from a single page HTML5 app.

Since Slack webhook endpoints must be hidden, this can’t be done directly from the browser without revealing that URL and inviting spammers to flood the Slack channels.

The application was not running a traditional backend, but rather being served statically ...

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