From WSJ Sign in with Apple explainer video
From WSJ Sign in with Apple explainer video

Apple announced an update to their Sign in with Apple guidelines. They have relaxed which third party services a developer can use and not have to implement Sign in with Apple.

Sign in with Apple is not required if:

- Your app exclusively uses your company’s own account setup and sign-in systems.

- Your app is an education, enterprise, or business app that requires the user to sign in with an existing education or enterprise account.

- Your app uses a government or industry-backed citizen identification system or electronic ID to authenticate users.

- Your app is a client for…

Apple Engineering Manager, Gokul Thirumalai, explaining Sign in with Apple

On June 3, at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC 2019), Apple announced Sign in with Apple. The key benefits were streamlined account setup, verified email address, built-in security, anti-fraud and cross-platform. It was one of the more heavily covered features of WWDC with coverage from 9to5 Mac, MacRumors, Vox, and even TIME — that highlighted the user privacy benefits. Apple threw shade at Google and Facebook, telling developers “You can implement with confidence that Apple won’t track”, implying that Google and Facebook use sign in for re-targeting. (from what I know, they don’t) Yahoo! …

Ask this question in a well meaning way to a group of identiratis when they are at a bar after an indiustry event, and any chance of an early evening will evaporate for all of them.

Twitter’s new identity service based on phone numbers

At Twitter’s Flight conference they announced Digits: a new, free, global service for verifying phone numbers. Twitter is providing an SDK to make it easy to use Digits in iOS and Android applications and a Web SDK is coming.

The email and password prompt popular for the last 20+ years of the web does not work for the emerging markets when their first computer is a mobile phone. The “digital” identifier they have and use to identify themselves to others is likely a phone number, and they are unlikely to have (or don’t know) an email address.

The identity problem…

Dick Hardt

Entrepreneur, engineer, Identity 2.0 promoter, crazy monkey.

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