The developer-focused social network App.net has released a new iOS app dubbed Passport. Founder Dalton Caldwell writes that the app allows users to establish an App.net account, find and follow other users, and discover and download other apps for App.net.
The Passport app does not, however, include posting or messaging capabilities, a deliberate choice intended to push users toward other apps developed for the network. In addition, the app provides new tools for developers:
An additional benefit of the Passport app for 3rd-party developers is a new Authentication SDK which makes it easy to seamlessly integrate App.net login/signup functionality into any app.