Imagine you are shopping online. You have just added a nice pair of sneakers to your basket. If you are visiting this store for the first time, in order to checkout, you are being asked to login with one of the social networks or register with the site (… by creating another internet account). Consequently, you can create an account leaving your personal data in yet another service1, or as a hybrid option, you can login with one of the social network accounts. Great, but even then, after logging in, you still need to leave your data like address, phone number, credit card with the store. In a perfect world scenario, you could use an option to login and share data (never leave data, only share) with Moonjelly, but right now, the social login option sounds soooo convenient. Doesn't it?
Although the option to login with a social network does not solve the problem of leaving additional personal data in the online store (our solution does, we will explain that later), it definitely simplifies the process in a few aspects. You do not need to remember additional passwords and you are authenticated right away with your own social account. Researchers2 confirm that internet users pick social network login option over standard new account creation, mainly due reasons above.
You were logged in successfully. Now, in order to proceed to checkout the store needs to ask you to fill out few forms with your personal data (the data it cannot get from your social network account). An address, for instance, to be able to deliver your shiny new pair of shoes. Some users store pieces of personal data as such in their browser - that may help to fill out the form. However, the data will still be sent to the store database system and saved permanently. With no guarantee, your data is sufficiently secured3 (if at all!).
We use a number of different internet applications daily. With no alternative, we have already left our personal data in way too many Internet stores. The same sets of data like phone, addresses, ID#, emails, credit cards, and a bunch of data about things we like or don’t; they call them: user preferences. All that is sort of like printing out your ID, passport, or credit card details and leaving a copy in every store, restaurant, or cafe you visit.
Well, you definitely shouldn't be doing that because of security and data privacy reasons. But even if you're not concerned, imagine you’ve recently changed your address… You’ve got to "print it out again" to update your new address in all those Internet applications. Wouldn’t it be convenient to just change it in one place?
For these and many other reasons we have created Moonjelly. Moonjelly solves these problems and makes sure security and privacy4 are in the user’s hands.
Now, keep imagining you're shopping with Moonjelly, just toggle the button above!