Developers are opting for phone verification over email verification as it is effective in reducing spam accounts. Adding phone verification to your app doesn't need to be complex. This tutorial shows how to use Nexmo Verify SDK for iOS in a "To-Do List" application that uses Parse for a backend.
Ekata, a company that provides identity verification APIs that assist in risk assessment, has announced a new API that is designed to combat synthetic identity fraud. The new Ekata Account Opening API helps developers weed out bad actors from authentic customers during the onboarding process.
Identity management platform provider Okta has acquired Stormpath, a user management API provider. Now developers using Stormpath APIs and SDKs have until 8/17/2017 to migrate to Okta or another identity management platform. The acquisition of Stormpath demonstrates the risk of using startup APIs.