SEKUR.me launches cross-platform biometric mCommerce app
27 February 2015 14:55 GMT

Payment friction is responsible for a 12 percent abandonment rate.

Mobile payments startup SEKUR.me has launched an app that allows customers to use either Apple’s Touch ID on iOs or Samsung’s fingerprint recognition on Android to authenticate mobile payments.

The SEKUR.me app effectively creates a one-click checkout system for any website, with users purchasing items with just their fingerprint rather than filling out payment forms.

Because it can be used with either Apple’s Touch ID on iOs or Samsung’s fingerprint recognition system, merchants do not have to develop seperate payment systems for mobile payments.

If users don’t have a phone with a fingerprint sensor, the company’s device authentication system, FonePrint, is used to secure the transaction.

According to Harris Interactive consumer research, 66 percent of transactions are abandoned. The payment friction is responsible for a 12 percent abandonment rate.

Sekur Me has also released an eHealth solution, which provides online and mobile payments with fingerprints for the healthcare industry.

“With SEKUR eHealth, there is nothing to steal,” Bicer explained. “Our eHealth solution does not contain any PII [Personal Identity Information] or PHI [Protected Health Information], and supports the HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act].”