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DashClock Support in Duo Mobile 3 for Android

We're always looking for ways to make our already fast and secure Duo Mobile experience even better. On each platform we develop for, it's important that as technologies become popular that we leverage them as much as possible to better the user's interaction with our platform.

Once such technology is called DashClock, a third-party lock screen replacement widget for Android 4.2+. Due to the flexibility of DashClock, developers are able to integrate their own apps with functionality for this widget. For Duo Mobile that means users are able to tap on a notification for a new push authentication request and the application will open up. In terms of user experience this provides a smoother transition from having a locked phone into accepting or denying a push request for two-factor authentication.

As one of our Software Engineers, Sean O'Neil, stated about this feature:

What started as a side project has turned into a full-blown feature that I knew our users would love. Because of the rapid adoption of DashClock, we feel that this enhancement will provide an increase in efficiency for users who want an even better Duo Mobile experience.

If you're using Android 4.2+ and have installed Duo Mobile 3.0+ you will already have this functionality available to you. Simply install DashClock from the Play Store, click the settings icon by the time on your screen, and add Duo Push as a new extension. If you are using this new addition, please reach out to us on Twitter or in a comment below — we'd love to hear feedback!