Shine.com adds face recognition and touch ID capabilities to mobile app

UNDERLINING its focus on leveraging technology as a key differentiator, Shine.com, India’s second largest job portal, has introduced face recognition and touch ID capabilities in its mobile application.

The technological milestone marks the first time that any Indian online jobs portal has integrated features designed around hardware-based tech in its mobile app, and emphasises Shine.com’s commitment to offering users a superior and distinct experience on its platform.

Following the development, when a Shine.com user signs up on or logs into the mobile app for the first time, they are prompted to create a Face/Touch ID for future sessions. One user session on the Shine mobile application lasts for a month, after which users need to log in again. By streamlining the login process through Face/Touch ID, Shine.com has ensured that users can seamlessly log back into the app without any hassle, even if they forget their passwords.

Users can also log into the app any time they receive notifications simply by using their face/touch ID, without having to enter a password or go through other means of authentication. The new features also draw on the inbuilt security mechanism of the OS platform that the mobile app operates on, to safeguard the user’s information.

Amardeep Vishwakarma, CTO, Shine.com, added, “Shine.com has been an industry frontrunner for the past several years, with an unwavering focus on user-centricity when it comes to its offerings. We were amongst the first online jobs portals in India to have launched their own mobile app. The launch of this first-of-its-kind face and touch-based login features on our mobile app, well before any other player in the domain, further reinforces our commitment to simplifying and adding value to our users’ interactions with our online platform.”

While most apps focus only on improving on the software side of tech, our app is currently the only jobs app which is also keeping pace with changes on the hardware side. The latest version of the Shine.com mobile app is geared for the latest smartphones in the market, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR, and is leveraging cutting-edge technology to enable a significantly better user experience,” he added.

Shine.com has enabled touch ID-based login on both Android and iOS applications, while the face recognition-based login is currently available exclusively on the Shine.com iOS app on iPhone XS and iPhone XR. The platform plans to soon make the face ID feature available on its Android app as well.

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