Jumio, a digital payments and ID certification solutions provider backed by the likes of Citi Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, is today releasing Netverify Mobile for Android.
That basically means that the company is making its mobile, real-time ID scanning and verification technology available to registered Android app developers, after first introducing the solution for iOS.
The news comes a couple of weeks after Jumio debuted its other product, Netswipe Mobile, which turns a customer’s smartphone camera into a secure, real-time credit card reader, for Android phones and tablets.
In May 2012, Jumio released a Netswipe Mobile SDK, which allows third-party developers to add credit card scanning capabilities to their iOS apps.
As for Netverify Mobile: it basically allows businesses to authenticate their customers’ identities – via passport, driver license or ID card – using iOS and Android smartphone cameras, reducing the risk of fraudulent activity and making the on-boarding process a bit speedier.
Jumio emphasizes that Netverify uses 256-bit encryption to transmit data. The solution is also available for website implementations, utilizing a built-in or external webcam.
Daniel Mattes, CEO and founder of Jumio, says:
“With fraud becoming rampant on mobile, businesses need the tools to both know and help protect their customers, while also providing them a more convenient way to verify their identities.
Now businesses can move from taking days to verify a customer’s identity to immediately authenticating a users’ ID, transforming what has traditionally been a complex and costly process – ID verification – into an almost instantaneous transaction on both mobile and the Web.”
The company is specifically targeting financial institutions, online retailers, consumer marketplaces and other Internet and/or mobile communities with its real-time ID verification solution.