When we were working on our new UI with Pete McDonagh last August, Doc sneaked something into the mockups that delighted us all. If attendees or Tito users didn’t have a Gravatar, Doc proposed that the fallback Identicon would be a stylised icon from our collective favourite original trilogy.
A quick email to Jory Raphael, the creator of this fine icon set and a day’s hacking later (despite the fact that Pete doesn’t know an X-Wing from a Bacta Tank (shame!), we had a little web service that chooses a random icon from the set, and gives it a random color selection.
We’ve been using it for Tito’s Gravatar fallback for a few months, and now you can too: in celebration of The Force Awakens coming to screens next week, we just open-sourced Starwavatars. It’s dead simple and dead easy to set up.
May the Force be with you!