At a time when more and more users are getting over Facebook, why are some mobile apps still requiring it for login? We debated using it for Leap when we first started working on the app. Personally, I don’t like the idea of giving permissions to other mobile apps to use my Facebook data (hello … Network Security background here!). And let’s be honest, it is not always easy to decipher what information is being shared and what isn’t. To put any confusion aside where we are concerned, Leap will not sell your personal data.
Of course, we are also investigating options for non-Facebook users and for those that simply don’t want to use it for login. But in the meantime, here’s what you get by integrating your Leap account with your Facebook profile …
It’s crazy we live at a time where catfishing is something to worry about. By integrating with Facebook, Leap has introduced a bump in the road (for those awful people) to help prevent catfishing. When Facebook accounts are initially set up, a name, birthdate and valid email address are required. Sure, someone could setup a fake Facebook profile but at least we aren’t making it easy for them.
Simplifying Sign Up
The onboarding process is more seamless if you login with your Facebook profile. If users can easily add photos, education, and other basic information to Leap, it makes the signup process a lot faster. Today, we give users the option to copy the following fields from their Facebook profile to their Leap profile: Birthday, City, Work Title and Company, Education, Politics and Religion. Users can omit any of these if they would like, during signup or even later by editing their Leap profile.