Beta Test This! BioWallet Signature Beta

Longtime followers of Android will recognize the name of Biowallet.  One of the finalists from the first Android Developers Challenge back in 2008, the app was designed as a “safe wallet” that housed your private information such as passwords, notes, accounts, documents, etc.  The protection came by way of iris or handwritten signature authentication.  Even the phone itself could be locked by these means.  Unfortunately, over a year and a half had come and gone without seeing the actual app arrive.  Somehow a beta version slid in under our noses last month.

Biowallet Signature is available now via the Android Market or from Mobbeel directly.  As of right now, the current version only features the handwritten signature-based authentication. It’s highly possible that the reason we’ve yet to see iris scanning is because handsets just don’t have the camera capability.  Perhaps as things improve with the camera technology and front-facing cameras become the norm we will see this type of security become the norm.

Download Biowallet Signature Beta

Mobbeel is actively seeking participation from the Android community at large.  That’s where you come in!  A dedicated “communication channel” was specifically set up so that they can get your feedback.  Head to http://biowalletsign.userecho.com/ to browse other user’s suggestions, comments, vote them or post your thoughts and suggestions.  You can also email them at [email protected] or follow them on twitter.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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7 Comments

  1. guest
    March 04, 02:05 Reply

    I have been waiting for this App since before pre-ordering my G-1. I haven't fully played around with it yet but does anyone know if it has any syncing ability with G-Mail contacts? I would love to lock that info

  2. BioWallet Team
    March 04, 19:24 Reply

    Hi, thanks for the post!

    We just wanted to let you know we are still working very actively on iris recognition. Until now we have faced several serious problems that have delayed the release (poor cameras, poor performance of Dalvik virtual machine, limited memory) but we are getting more encouraging results with the latest models (Droid, Nexus One, …).

    @guest current version doesn't protect contacts information, but that seems an interesting feature, we will study it.

    Thanks,

    BioWallet Team.

  3. guest
    March 06, 00:07 Reply

    Cool- glad to see devs monitoring what people are saying about their apps- keep up the good work!

  4. doel
    July 17, 17:25 Reply

    thaks for your sharing. like this :p

  5. bill
    January 07, 11:18 Reply

    I wish that this could replace the “slide to unlock” screen!

  6. Eviction Process
    March 07, 20:55 Reply

    It is a profitable post for one and all to learn that the protection of your private information such as passwords, notes, accounts, documents, etc came by way of iris or handwritten signature authentication. Thanks.

  7. Toxiq
    April 15, 18:02 Reply

    so if u havin problems with poor cameras and devices make it at least forlatest htc androids wildfire, desire,desire hd, incredible etc, u cannot be good for everyone .. another question iv seen a video on utube, it looks a bit weird with iris recognition, i think the easiest way to hack it just use smąns picture, am i right ?

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