Iris technology: All-new avenue for app developers
Samsung is providing an identity SDK in its new Galaxy Tab Iris for app developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions
Diksha Gupta, TechGig.com
We all know how Iris technology has provided the base to India's biggest citizen database of 'Aadhar'. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) collects the biometric and demographic data of residents, stores them in a centralised database, and issues a 12-digit unique identity number called Aadhaar to each resident.
Well, this is an old story. What is new is that Samsung has leveraged this technology and launched Galaxy Tab Iris. The tablet features iris-recognition technology that is ready for Aadhaar authentication.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris aims to provide cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, e-governance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education.
During the launch of the tablet PC, Dr Aloknath De, corporate vice president and CTO, Samsung India R&D, told TechGig.com that his company's R&D team has made significant investments in biometric technology research to come up with iris technology-based tablet that leverages biometrics and security for a high speed scan.
"Along with the device, we are providing an identity SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. This will encourage our startup ecosystem to rapidly build relevant apps and services. We strongly believe this overall offering will in turn strengthen government programs such as Jan-Dhan Yojana and e-citizen services under the Digital India initiative," he said.
This could be a huge monetisation opportunity for developers too, says Dr De. Watch the full video to know the details…