Home of badgen.net, fast badge generating service. Then, logically, Badgen Service was born. I had a good time with shields.io, but as time goes by Shields gets slower, leaves more and more broken badges in READMEs. Badgen is trying to be a fast alternative with simplicity and flexibility. Its codebase is simple (2K LoCs vs Shields' 22K LoCs), well structured and fun to develop - it is pretty easy to add badge(s) for new service(s).