Bol.com let customers order from Android app with fingerprint

Jan

23

2016

Webshop Bol.com has released an update to its Android app that allows you to log in and place orders with a fingerprint. According Bol.com functionality works on all Android devices with a fingerprint scanner.

Bol.com fingerprint The shop called the latest handsets from Samsung, HTC and Huawei as an example, but it should also work on other Android devices with a fingerprint scanner, said Bol.com. The functionality previously worked in the iOS version of the app. Supporting fingerprint scanners on Android is more complicated.

When iOS developers only need support to build one in api. Android manufacturers currently use each with its own APIs for their fingerprint scanners. Google added in Android 6.0 itself support to such scanners with a corresponding universal API. However, there are few smartphones that run on the latest version of Android and manufacturers may also choose to continue using their own API.

Bol.com claims to be the first store in the Netherlands and Belgium who order online with a fingerprint allowing. Customers who order with iDEAL, will still have to authorize their payment in a different way. ING customers can do on iOS devices with a fingerprint. Orders with a credit card can be handled with a single fingerprint.

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