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Users Help Mobile Password Replacement App Clef Fulfill Its Destiny

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.

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