Today i tested Bitpic the new application from Unwriter, as usual its a high quality application but it is the simplicity, ease of use for users and Unwriter’s forward thinking giving other developers a helping hand implementing blockchain based avatars in their apps.
Using the website bitpic.network to save an avatar to your paymail address is a quick and simple process. It takes less than an 10 seconds
See the full explanation below taken from the BitPic website.
bitpic is a protocol for hosting and using Paymail avatars on the Bitcoin blockchain.
You can think of it as Gravatar, but for Bitcoin.
https://bitpic.network/u/[Paymail]! If an avatar doesn’t exist for that paymail address, you will instead see the default image. For example, here’s what
https://bitpic.network/u/[email protected]looks like:
https://bitpic.network/u/[Paymail]if you run your own Bitpic node!
Once you upload your avatar to the blockchain, you can use it from anywhere. For example you can embed your Bitpic in your website simply with an HTML tag:
No need to roll your own avatar system: As an app developer, you don’t need to roll your own custom avatar system. Bitpic is an avatar owned by the user through Paymail. Outsource your Avatar system to the Bitcoin blockchain.
Uploading Avatars: Allowing your users to upload avatars is also easy. Whenever you need to allow your user to upload avatars, all you need to do is to send them to the Bitpic upload interface.
bitpic.network URL. Just make sure to say “Powered by Bitpic”, so people know where they’re uploading to.