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.
Stack Overflow, the innovative and popular programming question and answer service, is planning to open an API. In keeping with their community-centric approach, they are asking developers for input on what features should be included in their API.
Nothing on a social website gets old faster than looking at the default avatar. That's the square graphic meant to represent a user who hasn't uploaded a photo. There's nothing to be done about this, right? Think again: there's an API that can give all your users a unique graphic.