The first app to protect consumers using facial recognition for identity authentication during account setup is a reality from a partnership between Sionic Mobile and AuthenticID.
The two companies will integrate catfishAir into both upcoming versions of ION Rewards and Shop2Give consumer apps.
Biometric technology has been used for decades as a reliable and accurate individual identification tool by using behavioral and physiological traits for personal identification. Two people cannot have the same unique biometrics, even identical twins. Together, Sionic Mobile and AuthenticID are incorporating this same identification tool (biometric facial recognition) into the ION Rewards and Shop2Give apps to ensure each user is verified, and he or she is who they say they are.
Authentication is fast and easy. On sign-in, users select the “Verified Account” feature and are asked to present a state-issued driver’s license. Users hold their phones over the ID briefly, flip to the back when prompted, then hold the phone for an automated selfie. The catfishAir cloud software then automatically verifies and confirms users’ identities.
Soinic ION Rewards and Shop2Give apps make mobile payments at 50,000 locations nationwide simple, secure and rewarding for consumers and supporters alike. Both apps support iOS and most Android devices.
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