Mobile Facial Recognition From JailBase

Mugshot database website JailBase has introduced a new mobile app to allow for the matching of user supplied photos to arrest records. Currently available for Android devices, with plans for a Q4 2013 release on iOS platforms, the JailBase app allows for public users to search through millions of arrest records from many counties in the United States with the option of filtering by gender, race, location and date. It also allows for users to request notifications when a previously queried individual is arrested again.

JailBase claims that this is the first time the public has had access to this high-tech service. It is an encouraging sign:  now that the cost of the technology is dropping due to advancements in the vertical markets that rely on them, biometric solutions such as facial recognition are making their way into the hands of the general citizenry.