Mobile ID

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

The Ottawa-based Bluink has officially released a new digital identity app for Ontario residents. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is backed by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided $1.2 million in development funding. The app itself has been dubbed eID-Me, and it allows residents…

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies

“Thanks to Cerence’s natural language capabilities, users will not need to use specific voice commands to navigate the platform.” Cerence has formalized its business relationship with HERE Technologies. The two teams formerly worked together when Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella, and are reaffirming that commitment now that Cerence has spun out on…

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Another richly varied week in mobile identity news is once again reflected in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Topics covered in this group span across security keys, FinTech, 5G, and more. The most popular story of the week comes as little surprise. Google had announced an open source initiative aimed at…

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti is once again trying to use its technology for good with the launch of a new Humanitarian Tech Support Programme. Through the Programme, Yoti will lend its expertise to humanitarian organizations to enable them to develop and deploy technology solutions that better meet the needs of the people they are trying to help.  The…

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales is collaborating with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to launch Australia’s first Digital Driver’s License. The smartphone application will make its debut with a 2020 pilot on the Fraser Coast before expanding to the rest of Queensland’s 3.7 million citizens. The application is built with Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet, which…

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is rapidly coming to a close, but the past week in mobile identity has brought some big new developments, with smartphone biometrics and national ID being particularly hot topics in the latest Mobile ID World roundup of our top stories. With respect to smartphone tech, readers proved highly interested the news that Samsung’s iris-scanning…

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

“Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card.” HID Global has helped the Argentinian government to develop what it’s calling the world’s first mobile-based national ID credential. Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card. The country’s…

IDEMIA Mobile ID Makes Debut in Oklahoma

IDEMIA Mobile ID Makes Debut in Oklahoma

“The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile ID has been developed by IDEMIA in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise Services, and Innovate Oklahoma.” Oklahoma has become the first state to officially launch a mobile driver’s license system based on technology from IDEMIA. The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile…

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

Mobile ID World and our sibling site FindBiometrics are in Las Vegas this week, reporting live from Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services and technology conference. With the finance vertical being the front-line of digital identity’s rapid evolution, since its inception Money20/20 has been ground zero for innovation in mobile ID and biometrics.…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

Onfido Launches Biometric Identity Pilot in the UK

Onfido Launches Biometric Identity Pilot in the UK

Onfido is testing a portable identity solution in conjunction with a group of FinTech partners that includes Monese, Seedrs, Curve, and B-Social. The regulatory sandbox test is being carried out in Britain as part of an FCA program that gives businesses the opportunity to pilot new ideas with real consumers. The FCA is the UK’s…

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

Yoti Explains Why the UK’s Porn Block has been Delayed

Yoti Explains Why the UK’s Porn Block has been Delayed

Last month, Yoti and AgeID teamed up to create an age verification platform that will allow users to view pornographic content without sharing any personal information. The partnership was formed in anticipation of a UK law that was slated to go into effect on July 15th, which would have required proof-of-age for anyone viewing explicit…

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti will be making an appearance at this week’s Sparkle Weekend event in an effort to learn more about the unique identity issues facing the transgender community. Organized by the UK transgender charity Sparkle, the Sparkle Weekend is a free-to-attend festival that promotes positive representation and celebrates gender diversity. Yoti will be setting up in…

Gogoro Launches Scooter-Sharing GoShare App in Taiwan

Gogoro Launches Scooter-Sharing GoShare App in Taiwan

The smart scooter company Gogoro is expanding with a new ride sharing app designed specifically for smart cities. The new app is called GoShare, and will launch in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan in August. “Cities have proven consumer demand for mobility sharing, but few have established ongoing viability because of the operational inefficiencies in…

Yoti and AgeID Bring Privacy, Anonymity to Adult Website Access in UK

Yoti and AgeID Bring Privacy, Anonymity to Adult Website Access in UK

“For anyone with the Yoti app, their account will serve as sufficient proof of age, confirming that they are over 18 without revealing their date of birth.” Thanks to Yoti, UK adults are now able to look at pornography anonymously. The company is teaming up with the age verification system AgeID to allow people to…

Suprema Mobile Credentialing Service Demonstrated at IFSEC 2019

Suprema Mobile Credentialing Service Demonstrated at IFSEC 2019

“To facilitate the service, Suprema is also rolling out new XPass 2 readers that are compatible with a wide range of access cards and Suprema’s flagship BioStar 2 platform.” Suprema is bringing a new mobile credentialing service to this week’s IFSEC 2019 event in London. The end-to-end enterprise solution provides everything a company needs to…

IDEMIA Alliance Brings Better Identity Management Technology to the DRC

IDEMIA Alliance Brings Better Identity Management Technology to the DRC

“The database and its back-end ensure that each child getting a birth certificate is de-duplicated and given a unique identifier. This provides the Congolese government with a long-term solution for modern identity management.” – Debora Comparin, Senior Market Manager, IDEMIA IDEMIA is partnering with a slew of organizations in an effort to modernize identity management…

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

“Telecom, banking, and payments were the industries most invested in smart card applications, while the Asia Pacific region was the biggest 2018 smart card market geographically.” A new report from Adroit Market Research predicts that the global smart card market will hit $32.65 billion by 2025. Contact-based cards currently represent the largest portion of that…

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