Here’s what happened with user accounts . . .
We recently released a new version of our app. To use this new version, you must set up a user account by entering and verifying your email address and a password.
Why the change? Voice control. You can use your Anova with Google Voice and in the near future, Anova will be a skill within the Amazon Echo skill ecosystem. Users can only use Amazon Echo and Google Voice integration if they have a user account, so we implemented user accounts for all app users.
Our mistake – we made user accounts mandatory. After rolling out our latest app update, it became apparent that this mandatory requirement is unfair. We’re sorry. We just dumped a requirement on our community without giving you a choice.