Amazon has introduced a new 'Login With Amazon' API for web, Android and iOS apps, competing with other OAuth services from Google, Facebook, Twitter and others.
The Login With Amazon platform allows iOS developers to integrate Amazon login to their apps, though developers on other platforms can use other Amazon services to facilitate in-app purchasing over Amazon's platform.
Today, Amazon launched Login with Amazon, a new service that will enable the over 200 million active Amazon customers to securely and simply login to apps, games, and websites. Login with Amazon allows developers to easily reduce sign-in friction for their customers, leading to higher engagement and order conversion.
Login with Amazon is available at no charge to developers of apps, games, and websites. The service is easy to integrate, as developers can typically go from registration to launch in a matter of hours. It is based on the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework, allowing developers to leverage a widely-adopted open protocol. For additional details about Login with Amazon, including code samples and the SDKs for Android and iOS, please visit login.amazon.com.
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I prefer a detached universal log in like Disqus. Then I can make an id that doesn't reveal my Facebook, apple id etc to anyone. Last thing I need is someone to dislike my opinion and decide to Mat Honan me. And I made it easier cause I gave them details about where my accounts are
The real issue I have with it is I think a lot of people do it without even understanding the consequences. If you're fine that whichever of these companies you choose to use to identify yourself with will track your every move on the web, that's one thing (namely an informed choice), but I'm not sure how many people really understand that, or are making an informed choice at all.
Apple blocking stuff like this and using things like Amazon to pay for things is already starting to be iOS undoing. Also it is starting to bring fire from regulators.