Mobile developers have come to rely on a number of backend-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings that make developing and deploying mobile applications a whole lot simpler. Now Sencha wants to take that that concept to the next logical conclusion in the form of an extension to its application development tools that turns the Microsoft Azure cloud into a BaaS environment for mobile applications.
BioID has enhanced its biometrics as a service portfolio with the launch of its PhotoVerify API. Part of the BioID Web Services suite, the PhotoVerify API compares a live image against a photo ID to verify identity. The API approach lowers time and cost associated with advanced identification.
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