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App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities

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Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities
TeleSign, an end-to-end communications platform as a service (CPaaS), has announced new iOS capabilities for its mobile app verification service, App Verify. App Verify for iOS is a lightweight software development kit (SDK) that enables mobile app developers to streamline the onboarding account verification process to assist with increasing conversions and providing identity assurance.

Last year, total worldwide mobile app downloads exceeded 90 billion, an increase of more than 13 billion across the iOS App Store and Google Play. As apps increasingly play a vital role in maintaining a healthy and growing business, removing friction and reducing abandonment during the user registration and transaction process is key. Additionally, ensuring the validity of new users is extremely important in preventing fraud and securing accounts from compromise. With the App Verify SDK, businesses can securely embed a better phone number verification process within new or existing mobile apps and deploy frictionless authentication experiences, complete with branding, for an optimal user experience.

“Effortless onboarding of new users is critical to our customers - many of whom count their users in the hundreds of millions,” said Tom Powledge, Chief Product Officer, TeleSign. “With TeleSign App Verify, we’re at the forefront of offering simple, secure verification that enables businesses across the globe to verify and protect their users on the two largest operating systems in the world.”

According to TeleSign’s Fraud Report, 64% of companies report prioritizing smooth and easy user registration over security needs. With TeleSign App Verify, businesses no longer need to choose between providing an easy registration process for new users or protecting their ecosystem from fake users. Users simply enter their phone number, click a button, and are verified at once, removing the friction, reducing user abandonment and assisting with higher growth in conversions. App Verify for the Android platform, available since 2015 (previously known as Auto Verify), utilizes a proprietary carrier-signaling method where the user verification is automatically performed in the background (app to phone), reducing manual steps for higher conversions and results in lower cost user verifications.

Key features


- Interactive SMS Applink Verification: send clickable SMS applinks that when opened, automatically deliver one-time passcodes (OTPs) to the mobile app to complete the verification process, with minimal user interaction.

- Integrated Security: Helps keep hackers from reverse engineering the SDK to extract API credentials and reduces the possibility of bulk account creation.

- Custom Branding: Easily embed the user verification process within your new or existing mobile app, while maintaining full control over the branding and user experience.

- Customizable SMS Templates: Customize applink URI scheme for easy deep linking and app discoverability and set up language templates to localize the user experience.

- Lightweight Mobile App SDK: Utilize a Swift framework integrated into your iOS-based app project libraries along with sample code for seamless integration.

- Detailed Usage Reporting: View and monitor all your verification and authentication events and gain access to comprehensive usage reports.




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