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Janrain Engage for iPhone now supports sharing via Email and SMS

By Katie Keenan | Posted on December 08, 2010

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In October, as part of our ongoing feature enhancements to Janrain Engage for Mobile, we released the ability for iPhone Apps to enable sharing to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. Janrain’s iPhone SDK was released as a beta to give our customers and the mobile community an opportunity to test drive and provide input in areas such as ease of implementation, comprehensiveness of feature set, and customizations offered.

We are extremely happy with the amount and quality of feedback, and adoption of our iPhone SDK. Today we are announcing that Janrain Engage for iPhone is officially out of beta. In addition to enabling social logins and sharing, the Janrain iPhone SDK now allows mobile apps to:

  • Share content, activities, game scores or invitations via Email or SMS.
  • Customize the login experience by displaying native and social login options on the same screen
  • Track popularity and click through rates on various links included in the shared email message with automatic URL shortening for up to 5 URLs.
  • Provide an additional level of security with forced re-authentication when users are about to make a purchase or conduct a sensitive transaction.
  • Configure and maintain separate lists of providers for mobile and web apps
  • Match the look and feel of the iPhone app with customizable background colors, images, and navigation bar tints.

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Our iPhone SDK is very easy to use, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been asking a few of our customers for their opinions:

"We chose Janrain Engage for ChatTime as we want our users to have a seamless sign-up process. We wanted to avoid presenting the user with unnecessary fields to complete, which on such a small screen can be very painful to complete and often result in uncompleted registrations. The Janrain libraries were flexible enough to allow our development team to manipulate code when necessary. The outcome is an integrated fully transparent sign-up process. We will soon implement Social Sharing, so our customers can share their ChatTime experience socially."

—– Charles Tidswell, VP Marketing at SmartRoam, developers of ChatTime, an iPhone App for international calling.

"We’ve dramatically increased our registered user base using the iPhone platform with Janrain’s help. We use Janrain to collect email addresses and some demographic information, which is an important part of our business. We’re definitely very pleased with how easy it is to sign in through the app and then leverage social sharing once a user uploads a look. This is all made really easy with Janrain."

—–Simon Holroyd, CTO, Go Try It On, an innovative fashion community web site that lets users get and give opinions on looks.

If you are not familiar with ChatTime or Go Try It On, we encourage you to visit the iTunes store to check out their cool apps.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent hackathon held in our offices in Portland, and to the many beta testers and early adopters of the SDK.

If you would like to use our SDK in your iPhone App, please set up a free Janrain Engage Basic account to try it out today. If you would like to learn more about our mobile offerings, please visit our Mobile products page.

Current Janrain customers can get started by visiting the Janrain Engage product dashboard. You will be guided through the download and implementation process. While the SDK can be used within iPad and universal apps, we will soon be releasing a version that is optimized for the iPad.

We hope you enjoy implementing Janrain Engage in your iPhone Apps!

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Katie Keenan

Interactive Marketing Manager

A true geek at heart, Katie works behind the scenes on Janrain's website and social media strategy as the interactive marketing manager. Katie has more than 10 years of experience building websites and managing online communities in media, retail, technology, law and the nonprofit sector. Her passion: to get rid of the clutter and help to improve efficiencies across the web to spark online engagement.

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