Nok Nok Labs app SDK adds support for iOS 9 and Android Marshmallow

October 2, 2015 - 

Nok Nok Labs announced that it is adding support for both iOS 9 and Android Marshmallow platforms this month for its FIDO certified Nok Nok App SDK.

The move comes a few months after Nok Nok Labs announced it would integrate its biometric authentication solution with the Google Android M Developer Preview.

As a result of the new integration, mobile product managers and developers responsible for deploying consumer facing applications can now take advantage of a faster application development process with support for the latest versions of these two platforms.

Mobile app developers using the Nok Nok solution will now benefit from reduced development costs, thanks to Nok Nok Labs’ support of heterogeneous operating systems, as well as for current and upcoming biometric authenticators.

Nok Nok Labs and the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) standard supports a range of biometric authenticators including fingerprint, iris and several other emerging authentication methods.

When integrated into a mobile application operating on Android M or iOS platforms, the Nok Nok App SDK solution uses the FIDO UAF protocol to provide user authentication to the mobile app server infrastructure.

“With this announcement, we are delivering a solution to the market that enables organizations to integrate once, no matter the platform or device, and authenticate everywhere,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “Our Nok Nok App SDK solution minimizes the need for passwords, enabling users to sign in quickly and easily. This approach avoids integrating with custom APIs for disparate platforms as well as mitigates the costs of maintaining fragmented authentication infrastructure.”

This latest Nok Nok integration with Android M expands on Nok Nok’s previous developments in offering FIDO UAF support for iOS, legacy Android devices and natively FIDO UAF-enabled devices.

Nok Nok App SDK bridges the authentication needs of an organization’s applications and the security capabilities of users’ devices, allowing it to integrate with almost any authentication method available on the device.

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