Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ident Engine

Ident Engine is a nifty tool, a javascript library that retrieves and aggregates profiles from across the web.
Most of us create identities across the web without much conscious thought. We fill in profiles, upload photos, videos, reviews, and bookmarks. Although this information is often public, it’s fragmented into the silos of individual websites. Wouldn’t it be a little magical if, when you signed up for a new site, the site said something like, “We notice you have a profile photo on Flickr and Twitter, would you like to use one of those or upload a new one?” I built a JavaScript library that can help you do just that. Ident Engine discovers and retrieves distributed identities and user-generated content to help you build a little magic into your user interfaces.
Article about the tool in A List Apart.

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