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Motorola-Based Commercial Fingerprint Sensor SDK for Android

Australian identity management software company AuthenTec has released its new software development kit for fingerprint sensor applications on Android mobile phones.

The new SDK is said to allow developers to create custom applications around AuthenTec smart sensor features including fingerprint authentication, mobile payment security, and user personalization.

Developers can begin immediate work on applications for the world's first Android phone to use AuthenTec's smart sensor, the Motorola Atrix. AuthenTec's developer community has access to AuthenTec design and evaluation kits, select technical material, and support tools.

Developers can also learn more about writing fingerprint-enabled applications for the Motorola Atrix by visiting MOTODEV, the Motorola Developer Network.

"With the proliferation of Android smartphones, we see a tremendous opportunity for developers to apply their creativity to applications that leverage the convenience and security of AuthenTec fingerprint sensors. Developers now have a platform to create truly unique apps for the newest input device for smartphones — fingerprint sensors — and open a new world of features," said Art Stewart, AuthenTec VP of Smart Sensor Solutions.

Along with the availability of the SDK, AuthenTec has recently updated its Android Mobile application, DataDefender, to support the fingerprint readers found on the Motorola Atrix. The updated DataDefender application allows users to conveniently protect access to Android applications, text messages, email, photos, and other personal information with a single swipe of a finger over an AuthenTec smart sensor.

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