OpenIDs login now available on ShiftEdit

ShiftEdit has been getting some great press this weekend thanks to the writers at Ajaxian and Profy (thanks! :)). Profy’s review, in particular, brought up a lot of great points I’ll address in future blog posts (it’s 1am, I’m tired ;)) but one thing they both mentioned, was the lack of an OpenID login on ShiftEdit.

We initially decided to launch with just Facebook and MSN/Live/Hotmail logins because with 64 million and 380 million users respectively, we thought that should cover just about anyone wanting to try our service 😉 But I think these writers both correctly identified the need to support the OpenID community. So I burned through a few cans of Gingerale, found a great OpenID library, yada yada yada, and ShiftEdit now supports OpenID login.

Long live the open Web! 😉

UPDATE: I had some reports that Yahoo OpenID wasn’t working with my first implementation. Looks like the library I had used didn’t support the last OpenID 2.0 protocol. So I switched over to using the ExtremeSwank library. It has a better name anyhow 😉 Please try it out and let me know!