Gravatar in Gmail

Jon experiments with Gravatar in Gmail. I would love to see more of this. We also need a better way to get Gravatars into your Apple address book / iPhone for people that don’t have a set picture.

18 thoughts on “Gravatar in Gmail

  1. This is a great idea, I’m hoping Gravatar support will come to more services directly without scripts.

    I’m thinking Google and Live accounts, maybe even social media.

    “One photo to rule them all”

  2. Do you think Gmail would do that? they always wanted to run light weight threads to make all their sites to load faster. Probably gravatar integration is going to slow it down and my bet is that google wouldn’t want to do it πŸ™‚

  3. That’s a neat little hack. Not quite enough to make me switch back to Firefox for GMail (instead of Chrome), but it’s a positive sign of things hopefully to come in a more cross-platform, cross-browser fashion.

  4. I agree. The number of times I’ve been using a website or service on my iPhone and thought “wish this had gravatar support”… man its not even funny. It’s cool to know there are other likeminded peeps out there though πŸ˜›

    So Quick question. Best camera? πŸ™‚

  5. Why would anyone would want Gravatars on Gmail, or on anything else, really? I am not trolling, but what is a Gravatar? From a real photo to a random something, it can represent anything. Why would I want to have, lets say, the picture of a shoe associated with John Doe?

    1. Okay, I just finished posting what ended up being a four-part series (so far). Filling Mac Address Book Pictures with Gravatars, offers a complete script to update your Mac Address Book contacts with Gravatars.

      Everything is GPL so I hope I’ve built a set of scripts and tutorials that will help others do useful and creative things with Gravatars.

      I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks.

  6. If you use Google Sync to sync your iPhone contacts with your Gmail contacts (works with Google Apps too), then it brings your GMail contacts into the iPhone. Phone numbers, emails, addresses, photos, everything. And it keeps them in sync too, using a push method. Also syncs the calendar entries from your Google Calendar.

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