ID scanning apps have become a more common means of collecting and verifying proof-of-identity documents, such as passports, driver’s licenses, travel visas, or national identity cards. Compared to outdated, manual methods for submitting and checking user identity, these software solutions help streamline the ID checking step that comprises so many user experiences today.
Whether it’s snapping a photo of your passport to check into a flight or submitting an image of your driver’s license to complete an in-home delivery of alcohol, automated ID capture offers convenience for users and streamlines operations for organizations.
While standalone ID scanning apps exist, the power of this technology is fully realized when it is integrated within an existing web or mobile application, working behind the scenes to collect and verify user identities. When 61% of customers are willing to switch to a competitor after just one bad user experience, your organization needs an ID scanning app that is fast, accurate, easy, and secure.
Solutions like BlinkID integrate into an organization’s new or existing web or mobile applications to capture, extract and check identity documents at scale.
With BlinkID, for example, users simply point a phone’s camera at an identity document, and in moments, the ID card is captured and data is extracted.
Although smartphones (equipped with built-in cameras) are common for use with ID scanning apps, it’s also possible to leverage browser-based implementations.
ID scanning apps can exist as standalone consumer apps, can integrate into internal or external mobile applications via SDK, or can integrate into web-based user interfaces through API integration. Organizations may take one or more of these routes in order to meet their business and end user needs.
Whether it’s reading ID cards in order to complete new user sign-up or streamlining identity verification for new employees joining your company, you need an identity document scanning solution that offers flexible deployment options.
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Any organization with identity verification as part of their business processes can benefit from streamlining and automating ID card scanning. Manual ID collection and verification is typically slow, expensive and error-prone, adding steps and complexity for your employees and end users.
In today’s increasingly online world, ID scanners are used to verify age and identity for a variety of services like online gambling, alcohol delivery, and more. And though fake IDs may look genuine when examined by human eyes, BlinkID is trained to spot incredibly small discrepancies in detail that aren’t usually apparent through human inspection alone. By utilizing AI to recognize context and consistency, as well as match data, ID scanning software like BlinkID provides a sophisticated, robust solution.
BlinkID can also help fintechs, insuretech apps and other digital-only businesses and services speed up the identity verification process required for user onboarding.
These highly-regulated industries have strict standards that are only satisfied by the appropriate identity documents. When 26% of users abandon an app’s onboarding because of friction in proving their identity, requiring customers to submit their ID for manual processing won’t cut it.
Fortunately, an ID scanning app like BlinkID can shorten the identity verification process by keeping customers in your native app environment, extracting ID data 5x faster than other solutions and with 2 fewer steps.
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