RecognizeMe – Facial Recognition Unlocking For iDevices
It’s always amazing to see the kinds of things developers can get up to when they have a jailbroken iPhone to play with. Granted there are already a plethora of themes and notifcation replacements but every so often we get something that breaks new boundaries. Something that reminds everyone how talented the iOS development community really is. One such app was something we told you about a while ago called 3DBoard. The app 3DBoard used head-tracking technology to change the orientation of an iDevice’s homescreen, giving the user the illusion of being 3D. Apocolipse, 3DBoard’s developer is back with a new app which is ready to blow everyone’s mind once again.
The new app is RecognizeMe and it will be available in Cydia in the next 24 hours with the price of $6.99 for the next 3 weeks. Apocolipse has harnessed the power of the iPhone’s front-facing camera in order to bring the first real face recognition device unlocking tweak to Apple’s hardware. RecognizeMe adds a new button to your unlock screen that prompts the software to check the person standing in front of i matches a pre-defined database. If it does, access is granted. If it doesn’t users are thrown back to the device unlock screen and are prompted to enter their PIN. No worries about wrongly being locked out of your phone here though. RecognizeMe has its own YouTube video showing off it’s features, which are quite impressive indeed. Its mainly just another example of what developers are capable of if they have a jailbroken iPhone to hack around with. You can check out the video below:
You will of course need to have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to install it. You can follow our step by step guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch on iOS 4.3.1 with RedSn0w, PwnageTool, or Sn0wbreeze.