Biometrics and iBeacon with Swift
Apple introduced biometric scanning with the iPhone 5S, and while it was originally used to unlock the phone, it was anticipated that its usefulness would be much more than that as cloud technology grew. The additional layer of fingerprint authentication provides additional security and potential access to information in the cloud.
For retail point of sale systems, the iBeacon, combined with biometric scanning, enables retailers to enhance the customer experience in the store. They can send virtual greetings and inform them of special promotions based on pre-recorded customer choices captured through the beacon. With support for iOS 7, developers can integrate these features into a variety of technologies.
Swift and biometrics
Swift has been upgraded to Swift 2 and Apple has released XCode 6 alongside Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and OS X. With all these new development tools, developers can write safe code with mechanisms to cause all variables to be initialized before the first access. The TouchID Fingerprint API for Swift is available in iOS 8 for developers. Now they can play with the technology and integrate it for various purposes in applications.
Local authentication with biometric under Swift
Local Authentication Context (LA), as defined by Apple is, “Authentication contexts are used to evaluate authentication policies, allowing applications to request the user to authenticate using personal information such as a registered fingerprint. with Touch ID “. In addition, they state: “Policies may have requirements that must be met in order to have any chance of successfully authenticating. For example, a policy that requires biometrics would require TouchID to be enabled and fingerprints to be recorded. The return value of this method may It changes over time, so you should not store this value for future use in your application. The value is guaranteed to remain constant until your application goes into the background. “
Online shopping and much more
With the secure protection that Swift-back biometric authentication offers on the Apple device, online shoppers can enjoy an easier authentication process, which will also be fast. Additionally, customers can track other developer apps via the fingerprint scanner in the iTunes App Store without going through the tedious process of entering passwords and making a purchase. Additionally, cloud-based data, documentation, and applications will also receive additional security with these technologies.
Fingerprint scanning is used as one of the most secure modes for authentication, and its easy access for people will give them the confidence to freely share their data with retailers or store it on their servers for future use without worrying about a security breach. .