BioLock V1.0 Biometric Security
I just wanted to let you all know that my company Blue Planet Apps is developing a Biometric security app for Android. It is called BioLock and will support both Iris and Face Recognition. It will have RSA Encryption and the following features:
Lock/Unlock Phone by Face/Iris/Passcode
Will work with both Front and Back camera phones
The app is currently in development and is close to a beta release. You can follow us on Twitter @blueplanetapps for updates and inside info. Also, you can follow our forum on the Blue Planet Apps website for more details when they become available.
Contrary to popular opinion, this will be the first true Biometric app for Android when released this month (the current "biometric" app on the Market uses signature recognition, hardly biometric).
Happy Android Days
Blue Planet Man
- 08-06-2010, 05:25 PM #3
- 08-06-2010, 06:07 PM #5
Sounds cool. I'll be interested in checking this out. It will have to be real quick to unlock the phone IMO. Pattern/password lock is pretty quick to unlock and I don't know if I could deal with a lot of extra time to unlock. Definitely awesome if it works well
- 08-07-2010, 12:44 PM #6
- 08-07-2010, 01:01 PM #7
To answer both of your questions, it is easier to use the front camera for obvious reasons, but we will have audio prompts built in to assist people who only have a rear facing camera. Also, if you shave or grow hair, add glasses etc... that does not change the underlying dynamics of your face. You would need to make considerable changes for the Facial recognition to NOT be able to recognize you. Additionally, your Iris never changes, so even if you gain 200 pounds of weight, your eyes or the PIN can always unlock your phone... fear not.
Here is a peak at the app...
Blue Planet Apps - IrisScan v1.0
- 08-08-2010, 11:07 AM #9
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- 08-08-2010, 11:23 AM #11
I think it would be pretty cool to have some awesome sound effects, perhaps something like Jarvis from Iron Man when you are authenticated....
- 08-08-2010, 04:08 PM #14
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- 08-10-2010, 10:18 PM #22
As a note to this, my ASUS laptop has this technology installed and it is VERY cool. To set it up it took several photos of me (double digits) and I found that the more varied lighting conditions you use the better and then it asked me for a "back up password" and it was good to go.
In practice, this works much better than I ever thought possible. When the laptop boots up the webcam activates and begins searching for my face. As soon as it sees my face it locks on and logs on. It is typically faster than me typing in the password (which it has the option of up on the screen also). When the room is a bit dark (poor lighting) it sometimes takes awhile, but other than that it is almost always instant.
And I have not been able to fool it yet. I have tried pictures and videos of myself, but nothing seems to trick it (I got curious about this too). It doesn't even have issues when I grow out my beard in the winter. The technology is much more sound than I ever would have given credit for.
I don't know if I'm willing to give up my current hacked lockscreen for this, but I might just to have it available (and as long as they can match the abilities of my two year old laptop). I just wanted to answer some of the questions I saw popping up.
Oh, and my laptop also has "fingerprint scanning" to unlock too, but it doesn't work nearly as well as the face recognition. It is much more finicky and slower.
My half a nickel.
- 08-11-2010, 10:23 AM #23
- 08-15-2010, 08:14 AM #25