Twitter’s Audacious Plan To Eliminate Passwords And Infiltrate Other Apps

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Today at its first mobile developer conference in four years, Twitter announced two new ambitious products. First: it is releasing a new software development kit called Fabric that aims to transform Twitter from a business based purely on a single social platform into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.

In addition, Twitter is also introducing Digits, a login/password replacement service. Starting soon, developers will be able to use Digits to sign up users to their apps. The process has three steps: a login screen with an option to sign up via mobile device; a screen to enter your phone number, and a screen to enter the confirmation code Twitter sends you via SMS. How far will Fabric and Digits go to advance Twitter’s audacious expansion remains to be seen.