App.net Passport, the official App.net account management app released last May, has just received its first ever update.
Most notably, the first App.net Passport update features a revamped introduction screen.
After letting you log in to your App.net account or create a new one, the updated introduction screen basically runs you through all of the things you can do with App.net Passport. These include downloading App.net-connected apps for group messaging, file sharing and syncing, and microblogging.
The app’s new introduction screen also, well, introduces a couple of new enhancements: phone number verification and friend finding via address book. Now, you can add your mobile number to help your friends find you on App.net. And in turn, you can now use your address book to find your friends on App.net.
Note that your phone number is neither displayed nor shared without your permission and your address book is not stored on App.net’s servers.
Also including the obligatory bug fixes, the new version of App.net Passport is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later.
The newly updated app also lets you mange your file storage subscription. Just select Account in the app’s sidebar, tap Manage Subscription, and view your subscription status. You can subscribe right from the app for $49.99 per year to get 10GB of file storage and to remove the limit on the number of accounts you can follow.