Noah J Nelson on Wednesday, Dec. 18th
Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) of the New York Times has a story on their Bits blog today that has something for every kind of tech-head.
It is the tale of what happened when one of the users of Clef, a mobile app that let’s users log-in to websites with their cellphones, got tired of waiting for the app to universally work across websites. That user, 21-year-old Joe Wegner, led a team of users who created a plug-in for the Google Chrome browser that does just that:
“I’m pretty passionate that passwords are a bad idea and Clef was the first viable solution that I’d seen,” Mr. Wegner said in an interview Tuesday. “The problem was adoption — it only worked on a few sites — so I built Waltz rather than waiting for the developers at Facebook or Amazon to implement Clef.”
Cool mobile apps, open-source software, user-created content. Yup, this one has it all.
Image: adapted from Clef.