Messaging just got a lot more interesting to look at. Words say a lot, but a picture is worth a thousand of them; imagine the levels of communication that could be achieved using both. Doodle Republic is a messaging platform that provides the tools to create messages that include words and images. Basically, people chat by creating their own art and sending it to friends as a Chatoon. The Doodle Republic Chatoon API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to include it in other applications.
Facebook is about to squeeze your apps. Later this month the social networking giant will decrease the width of applications that display on a user's profile page. The move, planned for some time, will reduce the horizontal screen real estate for applications by over 30 percent.