Colorful Initials for Avatars

Have you ever seen these in place of your friends’ profile photos in an app?

Craig Phares
Six Overground

Icotar now offers this as a service.

I’ve built this type of feature natively in so many apps that I lost track. Now you can dynamically generate initials placeholders for avatars on the fly with Icotar.

Just use the initials endpoint. Here’s an example for my name:

You can set the background color, text color, and size. Or let Icotar generate a random curated Material Design color for your background based on the name.

Full documentation on the new feature is available.

And of course, Icotar is fully open source and free.