05 August 2015

Pay-by-Face you fools

30 March 2012  |  9509 views  |  3 biometric  face pointer

Dutch online and mobile transactions specialist Adyen has unveiled a revolutionary application that lets people make payments using only their faces.

Tapping smartphone and tablet cameras, the Face-ID app requires customers to show their faces and then uses recognition technology to make a match. To confirm they have been correctly identified, the customers just give a thumbs up sign.

Pieter van der Does, CEO, Adyen, boasts: "This has revolutionised existing payment ecosystems and sent initiatives like NFC, QR codes, e-wallets, EMV-Chip and contactless payments back to the stone age."

You can test the technology here, although the app doesn't launch until Sunday. (Hang on...Sunday you say? Ed.)

Comments: (3)

A Finextra member | 02 April, 2012, 07:26

Cool technology, but people want ways to pay that replace cash or cheque, rather than saving retailers from having to use debit card machines. Plumbers aren't going to be carrying face-recognition apps on an iPad, and that's the guy you want to pay quickly and conveniently.

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
A Finextra member | 02 April, 2012, 10:22

*cough* twins *cough*

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune | 02 April, 2012, 17:24

Most car drivers - or chauffeurs as they're called in some places - in the housing complex where I live in India migrated to smartphones well before the respective car owners did (many of whom still haven't). A couple of days ago, I saw a janitor at an Indian airport using a tablet. Maybe my experience is one-off but I've begun to wonder if we've got the smartphone / tablet demographics entirely wrong, so I won't be so sure about the plumber...

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
Comment on this story (membership required)
Log in to receive notifications when someone posts a comment

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board, sign up now.

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)

Related stories

01 April, 2011

Related company news

Your browser is unable to support Flash files.

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
ING Bank introduces voice-activated mobile...
11693 views comments | 28 tweets | 36 linkedin
Will Uber be the Uber of banking?
10256 views comments | 47 tweets | 34 linkedin
Deutsche Bank backs blockchain potential
7405 views comments | 35 tweets | 19 linkedin
MasterCard to connect Europe to Samsung Pa...
7168 views comments | 20 tweets | 16 linkedin
Bank branches key to fending off digital c...
6788 views 11 comments | 21 tweets | 30 linkedin

Featured job

c,£100,000 basic £200,000 OTE.

Find your next job