Comments on “Copper
Stephanie Kampendonk@ihatedotpink · PR Officer
Hi! While it looks fantastic, it feels a bit like Digits or identity management by Twilio. Would love to try out Cooper as well, but are there any benefits to using Cooper over Digits or Twilio?
Levi Bostian@levibostian · I build mobile apps for startups.
@ihatedotpink I am a digits user myself. The reason why I am excited about copper is the potential for branding. Digits is all free which is nice but my users receive texts that say "...fron Digits by Twitter" when I would rather keep that out. Keep the service simple. It's solving a simple problem.
Stephanie Kampendonk@ihatedotpink · PR Officer
@levibostian fair enough! 😆 If they now would allow me to store phone numbers as well, my current workload would be reduced by almost 60% 😂
Levi Bostian@levibostian · I build mobile apps for startups.
@ihatedotpink Digits does allow you to store the phone numbers. When the user logs in successfully, you are given a Digits ID which identifies a user in your system and it gives you a phone number.
doug williams@dougw · founder @withcopper
@levibostian @ihatedotpink you should have seen our first versions, totally Copper branded. But we've listened and learned and have fought hard to pull all of that back because we heard that makers want to offer a great experience for the people they serve. We want makers to see what we're doing as an off-the-shelf solution to a problem common to many apps, … See more
doug williams@dougw · founder @withcopper
@ihatedotpink @levibostian you can store phone numbers, and any information you ask for from the user. Just be sure to add 'phone' as one of the items you ask for and it will be returned when the user completes the auth.
Stephanie Kampendonk@ihatedotpink · PR Officer
@dougw Thanks for the explanation. To get it perfectly right: I need to ask the user for his phone number twice? First he needs to enter his phone number to verify the number and then in a next step he needs to enter his phone number again to actually store it in the db? Is that correct?
Jared Erondu@erondu · Designer, Playbook & High Resolution
@ihatedotpink @dougw only once. If you add 'phone' as one of the items you ask for, Copper will auto-complete the number field for the user in the next step (since they entered it in the first).
Stephanie Kampendonk@ihatedotpink · PR Officer
@erondu @dougw sold on it! 😀👍 thanks guys!
doug williams@dougw · founder @withcopper
@ihatedotpink @erondu let me know if you need any help: doug@withcopper.com and https://twitter.com/dougw all day