Add Two Factor Authentication (2FA) to an Android App with Nexmo and Firebase Login

January 30, 2017 Published by // // //

The Firebase Auth Quickstart provides a great tutorial on how to add authentication to your application, but without two-factor authentication (2FA), it’s a bit insecure! Adding an extra layer of security to your application is simple using the Nexmo Verify SDK. Let’s get started! Grab the sample app Start by cloning the GitHub repo in […] Read more »

A U.S. Patent for Phone Verification Done the Nexmo Way

January 25, 2017 Published by // // //

Vonage has been issued a U.S. patent (Pat. No. 9,516,480) for Verify, the Nexmo phone number verification API, thanks to the innovative, conversion-focused solution it offers customers. Yes, Verify enables reliable user authentication — sending a PIN code to a prospective registrant who then enters the PIN into an app or web service — but that […] Read more »

Adding Phone (SMS/TTS) and Biometric Verification to Your iOS Application

January 18, 2017 Published by // // // //

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security for users that are accessing sensitive information. There are multiple types of 2FA, such as: Something you know (username, password) Something you have (your phone/SIM) Something you are (Biometric Fingerprint or Retina Scan) In this tutorial, we’ll cover how you can add all three of these […] Read more »

How to Make an Outbound Text-to-Speech Phone Call with Node.js

January 12, 2017 Published by // // // //

This is the first of a two-part Voice API tutorial on making and receiving phone calls with Node.js. It continues the “Getting Started with Nexmo and Node.js” series, which followed our Getting Started series on SMS APIs. See links to prior tutorials in these series at the bottom of the post. The Nexmo Voice API […] Read more »

Extending IBM Watson Project Intu to the Phone Network with the Nexmo Voice API

January 4, 2017 Published by // // // //

You probably already know about the amazing IBM Watson. In case you don’t, it is a cognitive technology that can think like a human, using a combination of AI (artificial intelligence) and sophisticated analytical software. With Watson, you can analyze and interpret all of your data, including text, images, audio and video. Recently at the […] Read more »

5 Tips for Effective SMS Text Messaging with Customers

January 3, 2017 Published by // //

For businesses in the digital realm, SMS reaches customers like no other medium: people almost always read the text messages they receive. In fact, SMS has a 98 percent open rate, according to a report by Dynmark, making text messaging an especially effective channel for businesses to distribute critical customer information. Like any potentially effective […] Read more »