This is the third in a series of blog posts by Kevin Long, Janrain Technical Product Manager, to introduce the new Janrain Engage social login widget and provide detail on how to use the new enhancements. Read other posts within the Janrain Technical series.
Accelerating the Accelerator
The Janrain Engage social login widget is used by millions of people on hundreds of thousands of web sites worldwide. Removing the barriers to engagement with your users by simplifying and accelerating sign-ups and sign-ins is the primary reason Janrain Engage is implemented.
Part of accelerating the authentication process is delivering the goods as quickly as possible so as to remain an invisible part of our customer’s site flow. As part of the release of our latest version of the Janrain Engage social login widget, we have implemented changes that take advantage of a variety of new tools, techniques and deployment methods to further expedite the authentication process. Our developer blog post and technical white paper detail these methods and outline performance benchmarking tests against both our legacy widget and that of the competition.
Keeping with the theme of acceleration let’s jump right to the results of our performance testing. The new Janrain Engage social login widget tested:
- four times faster than our legacy widget, which was already faster than the competition
- five times faster than the closest competitor’s widget
- seven times as fast for global users in remote locations with poor connectivity
These are the average speed increases. Its not uncommon to see even better results using the new social login widget.
The Need for Speed