Biometric authentication on mobile devices can be incorporated into a host of applications across a number of different market segments. Below are some basic categorization of applications:
Electronic Transaction Authorization
These are scenarios where a user wants to authorize some transaction from their mobile device. However, the user authorizing the transaction must be verified.
Physical Authorization (via NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC) allows your phone to become an electronic key. Not only can you use it for a mobile wallet, you can start/stop or open/close anything with an NFC reader incorporated. There are certain types of physical authorizations where the user needs to be verified before the transaction can be completed. For example:
Access to Information
Users want to access more and more information via their mobile devices. Much of the content they want to access is proprietary, sensitive and personal in nature. Examples include:
With new capabilities, come new applications.