Twitter Launches Digits – A Password Free Login Service For App Developers

Hi Friends,

mobile numbers for sign-in, rather than the traditional ID and password combination.

According to the app developer Marco Arment, Twitter can’t be trusted again. "We’re just innocent bystanders getting hit whenever this fundamentally insecure, jealous, unstable company changes direction, which happens every few years," wrote Arment, who most recently developed Overcast, an app for listening to podcasts. "Twitter will never, and should never, have any credibility with developers again."
Basically, Digits uses SMS messages to control access to registered accounts. When a developer adds Digits to its application, the user will be able to sign-in to that application using his or her mobile phone number.
Once the user provides the mobile phone number, Twitter will send a verification code on the provided mobile number via an SMS. User then enters that the SMS-based confirmation code to the log-in, and have access to the application. Note that each code Twitter sends you via SMS will expire after it's used. The process is just like a two-step verification one. 

Digits is one of many products announced at the developers conference in San Francisco. The company also introduced Fabric – a free software development kit for apps. Fabric will have three components:
  • MoPub – It is a mobile advertising platform bought by Twitter for $350m last year. It will help developers monetise their products on the Twitter platform.
  • Crashlytics – Crash reporting service, Crashlytics, bought by Twitter for $100m in 2013, will help developers test and build their apps as well as debug them.
  • TwitterKit – It enables apps to integrate into Twitter for streamlining real-time information. For example, the popular transport app Citymapper will now Tweet live updates from San Francisco’s Bart train system to users. TwitterKit allows developers to embed Tweets natively, as well as allows users to log into apps via Twitter.

Friends You can also go to the Digits website, which looks very basic at this time, in order to know more about it. Digits is launching now in 216 countries and 28 languages, which represents a serious move from Twitter’s end in terms of owning a piece of the mobile landscape.

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