The thing about Smartphones is that they invariably assume that you are stupid. Specifically they try to spell check everything and in real-time. The device that I use has a knack of switching my words for something, which makes no sense. For example, until five minutes ago my last blog entry suggested that my lack of updates was due to primrose. Or course this is complete nonsense but a result of the spell checker swapping my poorly spelt words for something from its dictionary. In truth I cannot blame the software but myself for not checking the post before making it public.
For the last couple of months I have been looking at single-sign-on services, which I plan to use for my next project. I have settled on OpenId (http://www.openid.org), which is supported by a growing number of well known companies from Facebook through to Google. And this will allow me to authenticate people without forcing customers to create yet another online account. The only thing I am missing now is how a customer will behave when presented with the option to sign on using their Facebook account? Will they fear that I will have access to personal information or feel glad that they can continue to use an existing account? Only time will tell but I hope my move to a common authentication method will be a good one.