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…
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! …
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…
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