U.are.U SDK for Android

The U.are.U SDK for Android enables integrators and developers to quickly add the strong security of fingerprint-based authentication to their Android applications. These applications can then be used with DigitalPersona’s standards based, FIPS 201 PIV certified optical fingerprint readers.

The U.are.U SDK for Android uses the same API as found in the DigitalPersona U.are.U SDKs for Windows and Linux to provide efficient and easy cross-platform development. In addition, the DigitalPersona FingerJet biometric engine features a MINEX certified extractor providing developers with the flexibility to make unfettered choices of matching algorithms and the ability to comply with a growing customer requirement for standards support.

The U.are.U SDK for Android includes sample code, a detailed developer’s guide and a royalty-free license to distribute the DigitalPersona runtime engine with the developer’s application. The U.are.U SDK for Android is compatible with the DigitalPersona U.are.U 5160 Fingerprint Reader and U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Module. The U.are.U SDK for Android does not support the U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Reader or U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Module.

Getting Started Kit
The U.are.U Developer Kit contains everything a developer needs to start using DigitalPersona fingerprint biometrics, including free fingerprint reader hardware, all of the U.are.U SDKs, a Best Practices Guide, documentation, and free membership to the DigitalPersona Developer WebPortal. The U.are.U SDKs are only available to customers who purchase the U.are.U Developer Kit. To access our kits Click Here or click on the “Read More" link under "Getting Started Kit" found in the right column of this and other U.are.U SDK web pages.

Standards support – In addition to legacy DigitalPersona image and minutiae formats, the U.are.U SDK for Android offers support for the following standards:

  • ISO 19794-4:2005, Fingerprint Image standard.
  • ANSI/INCITS 381-2004, Finger Image Based Data Interchange Format.
  • ISO/IEC 19794-2:2005, Biometric data interchange format.
  • ANSI INCITS 378-2004 Finger minutiae data format.
  • MINEX (Minutiae Exchange) certified extractor - DigitalPersona submitted its FingerJet minutiae extraction SDK to the ongoing MINEX program. The FingerJet extractor was certified to create MINEX compliant templates.

Embedded CPU architectures – ARM v7, 800 MHz and above.

Integrated 1:n identification – The U.are.U SDK for Android offers support for 1:n identification integrated into the FingerJet engine. No helper SDKs are needed.

Android Kernel Support - 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich and above).

Supported Interfaces - ANSI C, C++ , Java

Support - Programmer support can be purchased to speed the development of the end solution or application.

Supported Fingerprint Readers - The U.are.U SDK for Android supports the DigitalPersona U.are.U 5160 Fingerprint Reader and the U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Module. The U.are.U SDK for Android does not support the U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Reader or the U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Module.

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