It is an exciting day here at JanRain. We are announcing a great partnership with Viewpoints Network who has integrated RPX into its technology platform for the benefit of customers such as Sears. Website visitors to mysears.com or mykmart.com, which were recently launched and announced, can now easily register and login using an existing account from Facebook, Google, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live, Yahoo!, or any OpenID account of their choice.
We are finding that RPX is a great complement to platform providers such as Viewpoints as it reduces the costs and burden from their development team while allowing them to provide a great solution direct to their customers. Here is what Matt Moog, Founder and CEO of Viewpoints had to say….
“As the social web becomes a bigger part of our everyday interactions and the boundaries separating the myriad of social networks blur, portable online identities will become critically important. By integrating JanRain’s RPX product into our platform we instantly bring a market leading third party registration and login offering to our clients that makes it seamless for our community members to easily connnect their social graph and activity stream across the web.”
In addition, Sears announnced this launch today as they are the first major retailer to adopt OpenID.