A couple of the most anticipated trends in mobile identity for 2022 are already among Mobile ID World’s top stories for the first week of the year. This week’s news roundup also features one of the hottest ongoing trends of the past couple of years, and new smart apparel for fitness-focused consumers.
Going into 2022, one of the biggest trends to watch is the commercialization of biometric payment cards. It’s certainly top of mind for Zwipe CEO André Løvestam, who got a lot of reader attention this week with his prediction that 2022 will be a breakthrough year for Zwipe and its Zwipe Pay ONE card platform:
Another emerging trend with huge potential is mobile ID, and this week readers flocked to one of the biggest signs of its ascent: it looks like the Transportation Security Administration is getting ready to start accepting Apple’s mobile IDs at two airports in February of this year, with expanded support to follow. The plans weren’t announced through official channels, but came to light via TSA comments at a Secure Technology Alliance workshop:
We also got some mobile ID news out of Greece at the start of the year. The country recently launched a mobile-based COVID-19 vaccination certificate, and its Ministry of Digital Governance is now racing to develop a more comprehensive mobile ID and driver’s license, with Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis having recently said they’re aiming for a Q1 launch:
Turning to an already-huge trend that shows no signs of slowing down, readers also showed strong interest this week in some recent selfie-based onboarding news. Payment provider Lemonway is using Onfido’s remote onboarding solution to verify the identities of new users:
And finally, a number of Mobile ID World readers got excited about some smart apparel news. Under Armour recently announced new biometric shoes that will offer detailed data about how users run. The shoes are expected to launch in early 2022: