August 24, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Surf City, North Carolina - Passtouch, a Surf City, North Carolina start-up has just launched their first iPad(R) app, a multi-user web browser featuring their patent pending visual sign-in system. The app is the first of its kind to feature a password alternative for web site access. A free and paid version are both available in the iTunes(R) App Store.
The Browser allows multiple users to create private Profiles, each with their own history and bookmarks. Profiles are protected by a single Passtouch(TM) signature, no typing required. While browsing, website log-in details can be saved as bookmarks which provide one-touch access to password protected sites.
A Passtouch(TM) is made by drawing a continuous, free-form line over the graphical interface. The colors and shapes work like a map, guiding the user as they draw their path. "It's not just another code to remember," said Jason Boger, Founder and CEO of Passtouch. "It's personal security with a touch of personality." A Passtouch(TM) can be drawn entirely free-form, much like a signature, and recall improves over time, thanks to muscle memory.
"Web browsers are like windows to your entire world, much of which is personal and private," Boger said. "On the iPad, the browser is often shared. With Passtouch, there's now a secure method of unique identification for anyone accessing the Internet. It's intuitive, regardless of your age, language or culture." The Passtouch(TM) Web Browser has been well received internationally, with downloads in over 70 countries just one week from release.
"Passwords are an ancient invention and they don't belong on the Internet," he said. "It's time for something better."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Passtouch Web Browser 1.0.162 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. There is also a free version available.
Based in Surf City, North Carolina, Passtouch, LLC is a privately-held startup founded in 2010. Their core technology is a touch driven, visual authentication system, built on universal elements of shape and color. In May, 2011, Passtouch was presented with an Audience Choice Award for their participation in the Innovator Spotlight at the 2011 Privacy Identity Innovation Conference (pii2011). To learn more, visit Passtouch online or follow us on Twitter at @passtouch. U.S. and foreign patents pending. Apple(R), iPad(R) and iTunes(R) are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.