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Social Login And Registration Systems Enforce User Loyalty

According to a recent study “Consumer Perceptions of Online Registration and Social Login” conducted by Kelsey Goings and Paul Abel for Janrain, 77% of consumers prefer a social login and registration system over a traditional process of creating a member account online.

Although Twitter is now also offering some social login integration options, at the forefront of this trend is Facebook with its Facebook API web application code language. By using Facebook API code libraries web developers can integrate website registration and login systems to correspond with Facebook App permissions to access users Facebook password and profile details during their registration process. This password and profile information can then be used on the website independent of Facebook.

Our web development team at Interaria sees the following benefits with Facebook integrated social login and registration systems:

  1. A User Loyalty: A social login system increases use loyalty with its conveninece factor: a user may rely to the same password across different sites that require My Account.
  2. Registration Process is Faster: A user who registers through a Facebook integrated form doesn’t need to type in his/her name, birth date, location, and other data that has already been collected by Facebook.
  3. No Compromises on the Collected Member Information: Using Facebook API doesn’t mean that the registrar information needs to be limited only to the member information variables that Facebook collects. A user registration form can be coded with additional questions and options that are designed according to the site’s business model. In other words, choosing to offer a social registration system doesn’t mean that the site owner needs to make compromises on the collected user information.
  4. Activity Updates: Actions taken in the member site can be posted directly to a member’s Facebook wall. Let’s say a user makes a donation for a good cause. A user may be given an option to have this information automatically streamed to his/her Facebook wall.
  5. Modern Genre: Social Login and Registration System sets a website on a modern path by sending a message of a company that respects its users’ time and understands the latest wave of the social media integrated Internet.

Interaria has just completed an extensive social media login and registration web application system coded with custom PHP and Javascript and utilizing Facebook’s Software Developer Kits (SDK). The result is a website that communicates with Facebook through its API so that we can simultaneously register people at the website and with the site’s corresponding Facebook App. Please call us at 214-909-3900 or use our online form to schedule a demonstration.

Empowered Online Shoppers In A Modern Walled Garden?

First, before going further, what is a walled garden, exactly? Wiki states that “a walled garden refers to a carrier’s or service provider’s control over applications, content, and media on platforms (such as mobile devices) and restriction of convenient access to non-approved applications or content.” Continue reading Empowered Online Shoppers In A Modern Walled Garden?

Dynamic User Account Systems

Interaria PHP/MySQL Database Driven Content Management

In case your company wants to provide any user exclusive information or create custom user experiences, then user account systems are the way to go. To summarize, we can identify three different needs for user accounts according to the website’s business model:

1) Client account systems for customers to access specific information and files,
2) Customer account systems for online stores, and
3) Member websites that require registration for participation.

Interaria develops on a PHP/MySQL database platform custom data driven user account systems to meet with the requirements of your website’s business model and the outline for ideal user experiences.

1) Client Login / Account Systems
Client accounts are very commonly needed for customers/clients to be able to access unique data and project specific files. In these cases accounts are typically assigned by the website owner (service provider). Examples of the cases for different industry based uses are many:

a) Creative industry (architects, designers, builders, photographers, consultants): sharing design and project files and tracking progress online is often crucial in order to create effective customer relationships.

b) Real estate agents: creating custom lists of properties by the customer’s specific needs creates efficiency and trust.

c) Financial and medical industry: Any monetary or sensitive information should be password protected and highly case sensitive.

Customers benefit from having an access to online accounts where they can view (and comment) project files and documents specifically designed or assigned for them. Interaria creates custom solutions based on individual needs. For instance we can create solutions that let you:

  • post a file and define users (members) who can see it
  • create custom slide shows and special image libraries
  • associate a time stamp to any shared file to specify when it will expire
  • send an automated email to your customer every time you post a new project file
  • delete and re-organize files
  • let your customer leave notes/comments associated to each file
  • let your customers reset their password

A client login and account system is one type of Web application that "talks" with a database and runs on your Web server. Visually the interface and pages can be custom designed to match with your website or unique visual requirements according to each project.

2) Customer Account Systems for Online Stores
Online stores are often designed to give an option to create a customer account. While many online stores don’t make this mandatory the benefits are faster check out times with saved billing and address information. The accounts are also beneficial in storing previous order data and receipts and tracking packages. Typically customers have an option to create an account while checking out. Standard features are also secure password retrieval/reset process, and options to manage communication settings (such as wanting or not wanting to receive promotional emails).

3) Member account systems for specified online participation
Member accounts and user systems are these days everyday life on the Web. Typically any tracked interactivity by a visitor requires some form of quick registration in order to participate to discussions, leave ratings, post comments, and engage with other members. Examples of website features that require and/or benefit from member account systems are many:

  • Posting product reviews and ratings
  • Accessing member exclusive news
  • Leaving comments
  • Participating to interactive games
  • Saving items to Favorite lists
  • Sharing photos and video
  • Scheduling a service or an appointment online

Dallas Web design & development company Interaria develops PHP/MySQL database driven custom Web applications. Setting up a user account system is typically one of the first steps in the process of designing entire database driven website features and user interfaces.

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