Developer Kit Released for Motorola ATRIX Fingerprint Sensor
Published on: 4th Aug 2011
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By: Ian Mansfield
AuthenTec has announced the availability of their new software development kit (SDK) for fingerprint sensor applications on Android smartphones. The new SDK allows developers to create applications around AuthenTec smart sensor features including fingerprint authentication mobile payment security and user personalization.
Developers can begin immediate work on applications for the world's first Android phone to use AuthenTec's smart sensor, the Motorola ATRIX.
"With the proliferation of Android smartphones, we see a tremendous opportunity for developers to apply their creativity to applications that leverage the convenience and security of AuthenTec fingerprint sensors. Developers now have a platform to create truly unique apps for the newest input device for smartphones - fingerprint sensors - and open a new world of features.," said Art Stewart, AuthenTec Vice President of Smart Sensor Solutions.
Along with the availability of the SDK, AuthenTec has recently updated its Android Mobile application, DataDefender, to support the fingerprint readers found on the Motorola Atrix. The updated DataDefender application allows users to conveniently protect access to personal information with a single swipe of a finger over an AuthenTec smart sensor.