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We've all seen them, although you might not know what they were actually called. Captchas are used to protect website forms from spam bots; they usually require the user to decipher some sort of scrambled text to prove they are human. This helps prevent spam submissions but at the cost of making your site visitors jump trough hoops. And sometimes the images are so garbled you cant make them out anyway.
So after being frustrated by spam and the current Captcha solutions, Clearpage set out to build a better solution. We decided we didn't want users to have to enter in text, and we wanted it to be painless for both our developers and the end users.
Our solution is really quite simple, present the user with a set of pictures and tell them to click on the picture of the human.
We created an API that lets us integrate our solution into our customers websites with only 2 lines of code. And we really went to the extreme to make sure that the image names and photos were from a large enough set and randomized to prevent thwarting the protection.
See it in use at Coyote Hill