This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories features a healthy dose of vaccination-related items, and some innovative mobile technology.
First, though, some news concerning building excitement about a passwordless authentication startup. LoginID, which integrated Ipsidy’s biometric identity verification technology into its platform last year, announced that it has raised $6 million through a seed funding round. A number of prominent FinTech investors got involved, and one of them – Damien Balsan – joined LoginID’s Advisory Board:
LoginID Raises $6 Million in Seed Funding
Readers also showed a lot of interest in tech innovations for the post-pandemic reopening. One of them concerned Daon’s VeriFLY immunity passport solution, a mobile credential designed to enable end users to confirm their health status. Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be trialing the solution to ensure that visitors and staff are COVID-negative, or else have been vaccinated against the virus:
Hyatt to Trial Daon’s Immunity Passport App for Safe Reopening
Nuance Communications, meanwhile, is using its technology to try to help people get their vaccinations. Readers showed sustained interest this week in the news that Walgreens has deployed Nuance’s Intelligent Engagement conversational AI technology to help customers book COVID vaccination appointments over the phone:
Walgreens Books Vaccination Appointments With Nuance’s Intelligent Engagement Tech
There was also some mobile biometrics news this week, with OPPO once again integrating Goodix’s in-display fingerprint sensor technology into one of its phones. In this case, it’s OPPO’s latest flagship offering, the Find X3 Pro, which also features Goodix’s Smart Amplifiers and VoiceExperience solutions, as well as a sophisticated camera system, a Snapdragon 888 processor, and a hefty price tag:
Flagship OPPO Phone Features Goodix In-Display Sensor
Finally, readers showed continuing interest in the latest development in IDEMIA’s efforts to pioneer mobile-based, virtual driver’s licenses. The company has developed a Mobile ID app for use in the state of Iowa that meets ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5 standards for mobile driver’s licenses. That means its Mobile ID solution is just as reliable as a biometric passport for identity verification:
IDEMIA Builds Iowa’s New Mobile ID App to Meet the Latest ISO Standards
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.