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Nexmo debuts Verify SDK

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Nexmo, the global cloud communications platform leader, has announced global availability of Verify SDK for iOS, Android and JavaScript operating systems and programming languages.
Now developers will be able to easily add phone verification with a single line of code for password replacement, two-factor authentication or user and transaction verification of their applications.
Verify SDK is the industry’s only white-labelled SDK that allows developers to manage user identities across multiple devices and platforms without building a complex user management backend. Complimenting Verify API, Verify SDK adds a new level of security by tying phone numbers to unique device IDs, and introduces a subscription model, complementing the unique pay-per-conversion billing method.
Having helped customers like Snapchat, LINE, and QQ verify over three billion phones over the past five years, Nexmo has long observed the continued shift from password-based user identification to the more secure, and reliable phone number-based verification process. As fraudsters become increasingly effective at cracking social media profiles and email and passwords, companies and developers looking to more reliably verify users have found substantial success by using phone numbers and device IDs.
“Using a person’s phone number has been proven as an effective way to verify a person’s identity, but brings the complexity of navigating a global telecommunications network,” says Mark Winther, group vice-president and consulting partner of Worldwide Telecommunications at IDC. “Nexmo helps eliminate those complexities and it’s Verify SDK introduces an interesting option to further simplify user verification to developers.”
With one line of code, Verify SDK delivers user verification and authentication out of the box and saves development and design resources. It offers the UX framework for verification right from the UI to collect a user’s phone number, the UI displayed when a user receives a code, and the UI displayed for retries. On the backend, Verify SDK comes with user management support, so developers do not need to create and manage a database of users and query the database on each login request. Verify SDK also allows developers to verify users via push notifications once they have been verified via SMS or voice. This, combined with an optional unlimited verification subscription payment model, substantially decreases the cost for developers while giving them more flexibility.