Biowallet

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  1. knuckk

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  2. knuckk

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    wait nevermind i answered my own question lmao sorry guys

    Many of you have shown interest in BioWallet these months and have asked us about the availability of the product. We really appreciate it.
    Some of you even have got a T-Mobile G1, the first public Android device and want to install BioWallet in it.
    We have received our G1 one month ago and we hope it will be ready for 2009 Q1 if we don't find too many problems.

    If you want to be in the loop just subscribe to the list of BioWallet News and we will keep you posted!
     
  3. justjimjpc

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    Here is the latest update that I recieved in an email from BioWalllet:

    It’s probably been too long since last time you heard about BioWallet. We are sorry for the lack of information and we are determined to keep you updated much more frequently about the project status starting as of today.

    We know many of you have been eagerly waiting to see BioWallet in the Android Market, but we are still facing some serious development issues that are making the BioWallet release quite difficult. Iris recognition with a mobile device is a complex task and the Android platform is not making things easier because it is not well suited for this kind of application. Right now, our main handicaps are (without getting too technical):

    Dalvik (Android Virtual Machine) imposes a memory limit for applications that is too low (16 MB) for many of the image processing operations we have to perform in order to recognize an iris.

    Dalvik is an interpreted virtual machine and that causes a poor performance for CPU-intensive operations like iris recognition.

    The only Android phone in the market so far (HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1) doesn’t have an outstanding camera. The resolution is enough (3.1 Mpx) but the auto-focus feature doesn’t work well with short distances, it lacks a macro mode and the picture quality with low lighting is quite poor.

    We are working hard to solve these problems, but BioWallet is not our main job and we can only develop it in our “free” time (nights, weekends, holidays…). In addition, we have to balance it with other personal and professional projects, so please bear with us.

    These days we are trying to get some funding from the Spanish bank BBVA to keep the development active. You can help us just clicking the button "Votar" (Vote) in the BBVA OpenTalent section in our web page or the OpenTalent site (Spanish).

    Last but not least, we really want to thank you for your support. Seriously, that means a lot for us and gives us a reason to push ourselves hard and get BioWallet ready soon.

    Cheers,

    BioWallet Team
    Biometric security software for Android
     
  4. Phases

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    Interesting, thanks for the update. I'd wondered where they went.
     
  5. afipunkrocks

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    There is a new beta version out that only uses signature recognition but it works a whole lot better than the first. Sadly still no iris scan yet but the security level even 4 the signature is supposed to be military quality. Its worth trying and keeps stuff secure.

    website

    Mobbeel - Welcome

    link to 0.2 beta version

    Mobbeel - Biowallet Signature
     
  6. Vicdude

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    Anymore for anymore?
     
  7. benchmark

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    So far, if they don't come out with a retina scanner or fingerprint (or anyother bodypart) scanner to lock and unlock, then there is basically nothing 'Bio* about it!! A signature recognizer is pointless.
     

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