One of the most annoying things when I use exchanges is entering 2FA codes. When I only used couple of exchanges it wasn’t too bad. But when my 2FA codes grew to more than 20, it was really frustrating to find the right code from the list of codes. The list grew to more than 30 now. I’ve changed from Google Authenticator to Matt Rubin’s Authenticator(https://github.com/mattrubin/Authenticator) because it provides search functionality. I’m not sure if he uploaded it, but you can search and download it from AppStore.
But do you really need to enter the 6 digits manually? 2 factor authentication is for checking if you have the device, not to check how you can find the code and manually type the 6 digits accurately when the clock is ticking. So, why not use push messaging to make it simpler? I found “Push Authenticator” for Android, but it didn’t work for me. I don’t think it’s being maintained now. LastPass Authenticator only supports few sites like Google and Facebook. It doesn’t support any exchanges.
So I’m developing an authenticator app. Both for iOS and Android. You’ll have to install a Chrome Extension and pair it with your app. Then you’ll be able to request codes from the website. Push messages is received on your device, and you can approve from the app to transmit the code to the Chrome Extension. Chrome Extension pastes the code and you’re logged in. No searching for codes, no manual typing. Messages between Chrome Extension and apps are encrypted end-to-end.
Here is a YouTube video of how it works both on Android and iOS:
I’m looking for beta testers! The app is still being actively developed. I’m more focused on the iOS version and Chrome Extension(adding more supported sites). You can contact me at [email protected] or by comments. Please share which device you are on, and which exchanges or sites you mainly use. Beta should be ready in two weeks for iOS. Android version will follow.
How much will you pay for the app? Will you pay if it’s a subscription service? I’m still thinking about monetizing strategies. The service is comprised of servers and someone has to also maintain the supported sites.
Please give any feedback. Thank you.