Are you an app developer and want to make awesome user experience platform? Say hello to the all new “Facebook’s Accounts Kit” which was introduced yesterday in the “Facebook’s Annual Developer Conference – F8 2016”.
99.86% of the total human population on web hates to remember passwords and keeping this scenario in mind Facebook introduced “Accounts Kit”. It is the expansion of familiar “Log in with Facebook” button where you need not to share your Facebook ID or password with the application. The “Accounts” enabled applications asks you for your mobile number and sends the one time password. Enter the code and your are into the app, with no passwords to remember! No social or email login! Just one SMS and your are there! Isn’t this amazing user experience?
You can use Facebook Accounts Kit to send up to 100K confirmation SMS per month at no charge to you!
Not only this, it has major benefits as well:
- Customizable user interface (UI): You can adapt the look and feel of Account Kit to match your brand. You’ll find two UI options in the Account Kit SDK: the basic UI is an easy solution with simple customization for the header, background, and button. The advanced UI gives you more customization options (see below for example).
- Rich analytics: If you use Account Kit alongside App Events from the Facebook SDK, you can get rich, aggregated analytics to help you better understand your audience and their login preferences.
- Facebook notification backup option: If a person chooses to sign into your app using their phone number, but doesn’t receive an SMS, but does have a Facebook account, they can choose to receive a Facebook notification to complete the login process. We built this backup option to help increase your conversion rate by making sure people have more ways to log in if needed.
Here are few screen shots of Indian app “Saavn” which I personally used on my phone and it was an overwhelming user experience:
Read more about Facebook Account Kit here
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