When we launched Chute, we were overwhelmed by the number of developers who were looking to implement their own custom avatars on our service. After researching solutions for this problem, it was clear that a lot of time was being spent solving this problem over and over again. We decided to build Avatars.io to help apps and sites get avatars off of their plate as quickly as possible.
Every app needs avatars and we make that hassle-free. Before, developers had to either design their own upload process or rely on profile photos from social sites (which were always changing and constantly breaking). Avatars.io makes uploads a cinch and keeps profile photos in sync without any additional work for the developer.
Since doing a small developer preview 3 weeks ago, we’ve seen great adoption already. Avatars.io has served more than 5 million avatars already, with an additional 300k served daily. More than 200 developers, mostly mobile, have signed up and starting using the service already and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
A Few Twitter Mentions:
Avatars.io: hosted user avatar service for your apps and sites - avatars.io— Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag) June 29, 2012
Avatars.io by chute -What a relief - avatar problem solved. Thanks.avatars.io— d1rk (@d1rk) June 28, 2012
Loving avatars.io avatars.io— Ethan Kramer (@ethankr) June 29, 2012