The iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system has already made a substantial impact on the mobile biometrics industry, and it looks like it could revolutionize Pramati Technologies’ flagship biometric authentication platform, to take one example.
The firm first announced ThumbSignIn this past summer. It’s an SDK available to both iOS and Android developers, and essentially allows them to leverage compatible devices’ fingerprint sensors for user authentication. Now, Pramati has announced that it has incorporated Face ID support into the platform, allowing clients to authenticate end users who have an iPhone X with facial recognition.
Needless to say, it’s a radical extension of ThumbSignIn capabilities, and in a sense even contradicts the platform’s name. As such, it’s a testament to the excitement that has been percolating around Apple’s new biometric authentication system, coming on the heels of OCBC Bank’s announcement that it is embracing Face ID for user login on its mobile banking apps.
In a statement announcing the new ThumbSignIn capability, Pramati President Vijay Pullur explained that the company is motivated by a “belief that strong authentication mechanisms will inevitably become ubiquitous” and replace password-based authentication, adding, “Apple’s launch of FaceID corroborates our conviction that this paradigm shift is real and irreversible.”