Face Unlock app created for iOS

Face Unlock app created for iOS
This is why we love developers. Face Unlock is a cool feature on Android 4.0 (though it does have debatable value because of security flaws), and we don't have to wait for Apple to implement its own solution because a Romanian developer has already built it. 

Visually, the app is a wholesale ripoff of Face Unlock for Android, although the developer has claimed he built it from scratch. The app works just like Face Unlock for Android, although it is noticeably slower to react when scanning the user's face. And, just like in Android, it will bump you to a pattern unlock if it doesn't recognize your face. 

It's a cool proof of concept, but definitely too slow for normal use. Although Face Unlock on Android is pretty gimmicky too, so maybe this app falls in line with what to expect right now. With luck, Apple's solution will be a bit more elegant than this. 

source: boio.ro via Engadget

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34 Comments

1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Another Apple Ad

16. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Ok i say this once, third party developpers are not the same as apple's software developpers.

23. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

This is why i this was an Apple Ad " Although Face Unlock on Android is pretty gimmicky too, so maybe this app falls in line with what to expect right now. With luck, Apple's solution will be a bit more elegant than this" WHy didnt the writer say, hopefully Android will work on it, to make it more elegant, or something like, let's hope with the new update, it'll be more elegant, why say "Apple's solution will be a bit more elegant than this"?

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

because this is an article about the iphone… do they need to praise android in ios articles.. not really

2. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

apple copiers!!! lol if i get an iphone 5 this will be a kool feature to have

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

and apple will sue android for having thought of face unlock

14. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

i'm fed up with the sue jokes. So irrational.

19. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

what joke im serious

20. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Just an example: next article: Nokia got a (dunno) new software proggram Someone says: I'm certain apple will sue them for this Next article: Sony reveals PS4 Someone says: ah apple should sue them!!! You are blind if you don't notice it.

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I think it's because the new name for Apple is iSueU, so thats why ppl keep saying that. Apple started it. Just Sayin'

34. stealthd unregistered

Apple started our legal system? You learn something new everyday.

32. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Apple will take this app off the app store,rehash it as the 'new ground breaking feature' in the iphone 5 to try con ifans again and claim they are changing everything again again. Apple nuts will buy into the pr guff in droves and then attack android fans saying android never had or never will have something as revolutionary as siri....cough cough i mean face unlock

4. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

hahaha of course

5. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Well this is just an app that someone made, Apple didn't incorporate it into its OS, yet. That will be in the next iOS update I'm sure. What's next, widgets?

6. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And I guarantee you it'll work better than ICS' version.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok sure The_Miz. Apple will always copy but the original is STILL better meaning Android. Can we say Apple's half baked notification pull down? If the face unlock is anything like Apple's notification pull down on the iPhone then it's going to suck. lol Ohh & ZING!

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I agree with Miz... Siri is better than Google voice or whatever is called... Safari as a browser is a top browser that comes on any Apple device no need to download is already in the deviuce as in Android ( dolphin, firefox, etc).... have to dowloaded.... I can give you more but want you to digest those first....

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

C’mon Safari is weak, my Android ICS 4.0 browser on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is faster than Safari even WITH FLASH running. Please get your facts right. Siri is a gimmick & just so you know Santa has been making the gift run on Christmas Eve for many, many years! He most certainly doesn’t use Siri. I have never needed another browser ever. Just so you know those browsers are on the Apple AppStore so again get your facts right. I can ALSO give you more but it looks like you need to digest your regurgitation there. lol

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i doubt that your browser w/flash is faster than my iphone 4s.. and will only use 800 mhz.. how is that... and yes Santa has been making gift runs leaving many good kids witout x-mas.. but now thanks to Siri.. no kid left behind..lol...

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol That was funny, I will give you that. Santa only misses the kids on the naughty list NEVER the good kids. You & I know that. Siri must be malfunctioning if Santa is giving gifts to kids he is not supposed to. lol gallitoking I have an iPhone 4S (which I didn’t buy, long story) & I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, trust me I know. With 4G on it's no contest but with 3G only the Samsung Galaxy Nexus wins hands down. Sorry but again you are wrong!

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The only thing that's "better" about Siri is that it's centralized and has a gimmicky, fake personality. Google's voice actions work just fine. Safari lacks flash, which is pretty damn important still. Android's default browser comes with Flash capability, no need to go into Android Market and download it. Each OS has its strengths and weaknesses. To say that the iPhone is better at everything, though, would just be a total lie.

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Sniggly..sniggly sniggly... you know what Siri told me when I asked if she was a gimmick? (using my foreign accent).. she said that she is not... ok... honestly everything is a gimmick,.. you are .. gallitoking... is... nohing wrong with that... it work for Charlie Sheen...

18. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Safari sucks big time! It's cool as long as your device is new and aren't close to you 16, 32, or 64GB limit. But once you get too close, Safari and everything else force closes like you wouldn't believe. Maybe I shouldn't say it sucks, because when it works...it works great! I'm just really frustrated that I can't just surf the web without a force close or switch tabs without the old page refreshing. It's not bad, it's just temperamental.

28. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Liar! Apps don't force close on iOS that's an Android thing /s

30. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You had me going for a second there!

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:p it's just that many people believe that it does not happens but it does.

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

You are right! Siri is good at sucking battery that is

25. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

widgets are already implemented in the notifications centre, maybe third party widgets?

29. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't like those much. They are useless if you have no net

33. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its the new ground breaking feature which will be the principle selling point of the iphone 5

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