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UPEK launches developer contest for Windows 7 biometric applications
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 00:00

UPEK has launched, in conjunction with Microsoft, the Worldwide Biometric Challenge, seeking to encourage development of biometric applications for Windows 7, the first Windows operating system with native support for fingerprint biometric authentications. Microsoft’s newest operating system is slated for general release Oct. 22.

The contest asks software developers to utilize the Windows Biometric Framework to build applications that make use of notebook computers with integrated fingerprint sensors as well as USB peripheral fingerprint readers.

Submissions to the Worldwide Biometric Challenge will be judged for their innovativeness, usefulness, usability and utilization of the WBF. Submissions are due Nov. 9, 2009 and winners will be announced Nov.16. The winner and runners-up will receive prizes and have their applications featured on the UPEK website. For more information visit the UPEK site.

 

Prizes

1st Place: US$1,000 + Visual Studio 2008
2nd Place: US$750
3rd Place: US$500

Judging Criteria

Innovative – how creative and unique is the idea?
Usefulness – how well does it solve a market need?
Usability – how easy is it for the end user to use?
Utilization – how well does it utilize the Windows Biometric Framework?

 

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