From Feedback & Demand to the POA Product for IDVerse

Emily Hendley

At IDVerse, innovation is at the heart of our ambition to revolutionize identity verification. Turning concepts into implemented features involves a meticulous process of ideation, development, and refinement. 

One such feature that exemplifies our approach is the Proof of Address (POA) functionality. Here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how we transformed this idea into a robust tool for our platform.

The spark of an idea

The journey begins with identifying a need. In the modern environment of digital transactions, verifying a user’s address is a critical component for many businesses, from financial institutions to online gaming platforms

We acknowledged that an integrated Proof of Address functionality would tremendously benefit our platform by streamlining the verification process for our clients and increasing security.

Research & planning

After recognizing the idea, we proceeded to conduct an extensive investigation. We considered market needs, regulatory regulations, and user feedback. This stage required cross-functional coordination to ensure that we understand all aspects of address verification, such as document types accepted globally and any fraud threats.

Armed with insights, we outlined a plan:

  1. Define the feature’s scope and functionality.
  2. Identify required integrations with external databases and verification services.
  3. Develop a timeline and allocate resources.

Design & development

The design phase focused on user experience. We aimed for a seamless process where users could easily upload (or take a photo of) documents and receive real-time feedback and quick verification results. Our design team worked diligently to create intuitive interfaces and workflows, emphasizing clarity and simplicity.

On the development side, our engineers built the backend infrastructure to support document upload, image processing, and data extraction. We integrated machine learning algorithms to enhance the accuracy and speed of the verification process. This portion of the process included training models to recognize various document formats and detect potential forgeries.

Testing & refinement

No feature is complete without rigorous testing. We conducted extensive internal evaluations, simulating a wide range of scenarios to ensure robustness. This stage also involved beta testing with select clients, gathering feedback and making necessary adjustments.

Our quality assurance team played a crucial role, identifying bugs and usability issues. We were able to finetune the product through continuous iteration based on real-world use cases, making it more reliable and user friendly.

Launch & beyond

We finally launched the Proof of Address feature after months of hard work. The excellent response justified our efforts, with clients praising the shortened process and improved security measures. 

Our work, however, didn’t stop there.

Post-launch, we continually monitor the feature’s performance, collecting data and feedback for further improvements. Regular updates ensure that POA evolves with changing needs and technological advancements.

An eye toward the future

The development of our Proof of Address offering is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence. By turning ideas into actionable solutions, we help our clients stay ahead in the constantly changing identity verification space. 

At IDVerse, every feature starts with a vision and is brought to life through dedicated teamwork, research, and a relentless focus on quality.

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About the author:
Emily Hendley is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Product Management for IDVerse. With over a decade and a half of experience in business analysis and product management, she has an extensive track record of delivering enterprise solutions that drive growth and enhance user experience, particularly in the onboarding space. Emily joined IDverse in 2021.

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