BioID releases source code for its Android and iOS facial recognition app

February 22, 2017 - 

Cloud biometrics developer BioID has released the Android version of its face recognition authenticator and announced the availability of the source code for both the Android and iOS versions of the app.

The mobile app source code allows developers to quickly integrate biometric authentication directly into their apps on the two platforms.

Since authentication requires both possession of the registered mobile device and the user’s physical presence verified through face recognition, mobile developers can offer their end users multifactor authentication without a password. Protection against fraud is provided through BioID’s patented liveness detection, which ensures that biometric samples come from a live person and not from a photo or video.

“From the beginning, BioID has focused on making integration of our biometric web service as easy as possible for developers,” said BioID CEO Ho Chang. “Our mobile source code provides mobile developers a great tool for quick and easy implementation of biometric recognition, so they can offer their end users a more secure and convenient alternative to traditional authentication.”

The BioID facial authenticator is available for free in the Google Play Store as well as in the iTunes App Store. The source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.

Earlier this month, payment platform Worldcore selected BioID’s facial recognition technology for user authentication.

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