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Janrain Engage for the iPhone

By Michael Olson | Posted on June 21, 2010

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Internet users increasingly are accessing their favorite web applications through mobile phones. As developers and publishers of iPhone applications, you can tap into this growing market by providing an easy way for your consumers to login to your apps using popular social networking or email accounts.

A few months ago we launched a beta program for Janrain Engage (formerly RPX) for the iPhone. Thank you to our many customers who participated in the program and provided valuable feedback. Today we are excited to announce the production availability of Janrain Engage for the iPhone: a native iPhone library to allow developers to quickly add social sign-in to their iPhone app.

Starting today, developers may preserve the native iPhone application experience without the challenge of implementing complex third party logins.

If you are an existing Janrain Engage Basic, Plus or Pro customer, you have immediate access to the libraries through your Janrain Engage dashboard. Please select iPhone library from the dropdown menu in the Sign-in area of the dashboard, and you will have all the information you need to get started.

If you would like to see how the application works, try out Janrain Quick Sign-in, our demo app listed on the Apple App Store.

Some key features and benefits:

  • Companies and websites that offer an application for the iPhone can now use Janrain Engage for the iPhone to enable quick registration and login via Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, LinkedIn and up to 11 additional identity providers.
  • Janrain Engage for the iPhone maintains the look and feel of the iPhone SDK and enables websites to authenticate their users through iPhone’s native UI Kit as opposed to launching a web browser for user sign in.
  • Users can browse configured providers from a single-column table view, as opposed to the application’s two-column view, which helps maximize the real estate of the iPhone screen.
  • Janrain Engage remembers the user’s preferred provider on return visits, to help ensure a positive and intuitive return user experience.
  • Janrain Engage for the iPhone includes the same key features as the browser based version of the product.
  • Developers can customize the number of identity providers displayed and the order in which they appear via the Janrain Engage dashboard. 


As always, we welcome your feedback and are excited to extend the benefits of Janrain Engage to our customers that are active in the mobile space.

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Michael Olson

Michael Olson

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Michael Olson joined Janrain more than five and a half years ago and has experienced the explosive growth of the digital marketing technology landscape. Previously, he managed demand generation programs at Janrain. Currently, as the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Michael drives go-to-market strategy for product launches as well as positioning and messaging to communicate the value of customer profile management solutions to companies. Michael's writing has been featured in publications such as GigaOM, Adotas and iMedia Connection.

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