If you want to try a new app, to order a meal or watch a show, you are usually asked to jump through hoops. First you enter your details, while fending off the annoyingly persistent autocorrect, and then you have to prove that those details are truly yours, by entering an OTP sent to your registered mobile number. Often, just to push you into tearing your hair out, the OTP does not arrive and you have to start from square one. SAWO Labs has heard your cry of despair.
This Mumbai-based start-up has cut this process down to one step. All you have to do is unlock your phone with a touch.
Here is how it works. When you download any of SAWO’s client apps, you will have to enter your details and verify it, as usual. But, you have to do that only once. Then, the SAWO magic — which is essentially six lines of code inserted into the client app’s code — takes over. It takes your details, encrypts it and stores it on your phone. After that, whenever you download any other SAWO’s client app, you can simply press ‘Register’. The new app locks your screen and, when you unlock it with a touch, you would have given permission to pull out the details from your phone and share it with this app. The verification is done simultaneously