Passwords are passé, or so thinks Amazon. The online retail giant is launching its own single sign on service for third-party developers. Dubbed “Login with Amazon,” the API enables Amazon’s 200 million active customers to sign into websites, apps and games using their Amazon credentials.
“Hey Smitty, I got this guy’s email address. Can you do some digging and tell me more about ‘em? How much does he make? What are his hobbies? Oh, and I want to see pictures of his pet dog too. Can you do it?”
“Yea boss, I’ll get you your information, buckets full of it. I’ll make it rain!”
This is the imaginary old timey gangster context I imagine around the idea behind Rainmaker, its contacts service and Rainmaker API.