PinU Relies on Vonage Verify API to Authenticate New Users and Enable Contextual Communications.

PinU is a local messaging app for iOS that helps users easily message their friends within a 3-kilometer radius of the user. Using the Vonage Verify API, PinU can now verify its users with their phone numbers upon registration to confirm their identity, and allow them to connect with friends on the app.

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Challenge

The need to verify PinU users with their phone numbers upon registration to confirm their identity, and allow them to connect with friends on the app. With its user base quickly growing, it was necessary to have a user verification solution that could scale beyond its initial launch.
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Solution

Vonage Verify API
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Results

Integration with the Verify SDK with minimal implementation efforts to verify phone numbers and manage user status., launch took short time by focusing engineering resources to develop two additional core features instead of developing a user management backend, reduced overall communications spend by paying only for successful verifications.

Bringing Location-Specific Context to Message App Users that are Verified by Vonage

PinU is centered on the ability to instantly message friends who are nearby, while enabling its users with privacy controls. It was critical for PinU to verify its users with their phone numbers upon registration to confirm their identity, and allow them to connect with friends on the app. With its user base quickly growing, it was necessary to have a user verification solution that could scale beyond its initial launch.

To authenticate its users, PinU integrated the Vonage Verify API in its mobile application. Upon registration, a user entered a verification code received over SMS or voice from Vonage into the PinU application. Once the user successfully verified their phone number, they gained full, secure access of the app and the ability to invite their friends to join the service.

Using the Vonage Verify API, PinU successfully:

• Integrated the Verify API with minimal implementation efforts to verify phone numbers and manage user states.

• Launched the app in a short time by focusing engineering resources to develop two additional core features instead of developing a user management backend.

• Reduced overall communications spend by paying only for successful verifications.

• Implemented a solution that will scale globally without any additional effort.

“The Vonage Verify SDK enabled PinU to scale the user verification process for new registrants, and the easy integration of the SDK allowed us to spend valuable engineering resources elsewhere.”

Haris Adu, Founder, PinU

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