I need to do a broadcast when the page loads. The problem is that the controller never catches the broadcast (my guess is that this is because it hasn't been properly loaded). I have done some research on how to wait for the controllers to be loaded and I've found that I can get a list with all loaded controllers with something like this:
Set a variable on the
$rootScope and then show/hide your overlay based on that variable. I would suggest that your controller and/or
ng-view not be defined on the
body tag but rather in a child element that way you can define your overlay outside of that "view".
Here a plunkr showing how it works.