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Retiring the BlackBerry Authy App

c9504f1cedb64196875c8b7397854a93Today we came to the conclusion that is time to retire the BlackBerry Authy App. Although our initial strategy was to support as many platforms as possible, we’ve come to the conclusion that is better to do less platforms but better.

Fortunately, the BlackBerry App was used by much less than 1% of the Authy users (around 500). Developing App’s for BlackBerry is a painful and complex process, much more so than Android or iPhone and it doesn’t makes sense to spend twice as much effort on an App with so little impact. So instead we’re focusing those efforts towards making the iPhone and Android App’s even better.

If you have the Blackberry App installed, it’ll continue to work. If you don’t, you’ll have to use SMS instead.

About the author Simon Thorpe

Simon works in the product group at Authy and has over 15 years of experience in the security and identity management space. Working at companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Okta, he has spent a lot of time understanding and architecting solutions to secure all sorts of information. At Authy he works closely with the whole team to deliver a world class solution for developers to build security into their applications.

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