The Avatar API allows developers to get a user's profile picture and real name based on their email address. This can be used to personalize email-based communications or even just to add real names to a database of email addresses. The API uses public profile data held by Google, which includes information for more than 1 billion users.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Transportation, and Education. Featured today is an API for integrating Pokemon Go with Slack and an API for Basecamp collaborative platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.