Developers have long made use of existing components for
custom development. This approach allows for the implementation of best
practices within specialized areas including user authentication, account
administration, reporting, and payment processing among many other specialty
The utilization of APIs, and more specifically Web services,
is not new but has become increasingly common with the rise of cloud-based
applications. By using Web services, programmers are able to incorporate
the capabilities of a third-party application within their custom application
(or integrate two third-party applications) in a very efficient manner.
While most Web services are relatively simple to integrate
with, there can be significant differences in the amount of effort required
based on the number of calls required and the format of the provided
response. The IdentiFlo
Management Platform, for example, provides a full transaction with a single
call and response, making it easy for developers to simply integrate with EVS
solutions in a wide variety of ways.
The simplicity of integrating identity verification provides
a multitude of possible use cases, including age verification for
age-restricted products (i.e. tobacco, alcohol), know-your-customer initiatives
for financial institutions, and fraud prevention for consumer retail (in-store
or online). This is just one way that EVS is empowering businesses of all
sizes to protect themselves and their customers from identity fraud.