Apr 12, 2011

iPhone eyeD App Review

Here is a video I made reviewing a new app available for iPhone 4. Enjoy!

 

 Thanks a lot to my friend Matt Emmett for executive producing this video and lending me his iPhone.

11 comments:

  1. Cool demonstration, Carlos. It looks like they have some biometric specialists at Apple. Can you use eyeD to act as security for general access to your phone? Or is it only good to keep passwords and the like safe?

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  2. Thanks Benito, this app is actually developed by a third party that just took advantage of the hardware on the phone so not really Apple's doing. That being said, for now it can only be used to keep information such as passwords safe. This company actually makes applications for Android as well so maybe in the future they might release the same sort of app for Android phones.

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  3. wow, impressive app. You should be compensated for the free advertising/endorsement ha.

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  4. @Michael- I wish! Although I have to admit I was very skeptical going into the review, I thought the app would just be another "fool your friends" type of app but it actually works great.

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  5. It actually is quite amazing. I've been messing with it for a while now and its amazing how well it works. There are obviously some faults like worrying about blurry images, having to take pictures at all(i.e. not realtime scanning like similar bar-code apps), having to use the back camera versus the front, and the fact that it blinds you when it takes the picture. That being said, these are not based on difficult hardware issues so these will probably be solved soon. Also on the point of the Android implementation, I'm excited to think that someone could actually implement it to the lock screen. we will have to see where this goes.

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  6. Wow. That is totally wild. I love your video--great demonstration, and you seem very relaxed.

    This reminds me...I was reading last week's Rolling Stone, and there was an article in there about some troops in Afghanistan (I think) who had killed and then abused the corpses of innocent civilians (I know. Rough Stuff. And there are pictures). Anyway, it mentioned that the troops are typically supposed to take fingerprint and iris scans with handheld biometric devices for identification purposes (these troops did it before defiling the corpses). Could be interesting to do a post on that application.

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  7. This is some sweet technology considering the amount of sensitive information people are putting on their phones these days: pictures of checks, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, etc.

    I would definitely like to see this applied to android phones, but that's going to be a little more challenging considering the wide range of manufacturers and models of android phones available and the differences in hardware. Because you used the iPhone 4, I have to ask if it works on the iPhone 3, 3GS?

    It's cool to see such advanced and accurate technology available for only $6. Cool find, excellent post.

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  8. @ Jen- Thanks a lot for the suggestion on the handheld biometrics for troops I will look into it.

    @ Davey- As far as I know the app is only meant for iPhone 4 because of the flash and the much faster processor speed required for the application to run properly.

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  9. That is really cool. Apple people are awesome

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  10. I would have to agree with everyone else. This app seems pretty cool. Have you had any difficulties taking a picture of your eye and it denying you access, or does it usually grant you access on the first try? I used to work at King Soopers and they had fingerprint scanners that you would used to check-in. Every once in a while they didn't work and you had to re-scan your finger.

    So if I heard correctly, I believe you said that the you get rejected if you try using your other eye? Is this simply for the same reason that it rejects opposite orientation (portrait vs. landscape) and it simply can't handle the mirror image and correlate it, or is the reason because our eyes are not symmetrical with one another? I'm guessing the former and not the latter, since I would like to think that we have two of same eyes. I don't know. I've once had a teacher that had one blue eye and one green eye.

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