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Jumio Releases Mobile SDK, Donates $5M to Developer Fund Adding Card Scanning to Any App(May 16, 2012)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Jumio, the company that turned webcams into card and ID readers, released its Mobile Software Development Kit today. The released SDK allows developers to add credit card scanning capabilities to their app.
The Netswipe Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) is a fast and easy way to implement reliable credit card capturing into mobile apps. There is no need for extra hardware, and it is available for iOS. Android will follow soon.
Jumio is pumping $5 Million into Start-ups. "We decided to give away our SDK with $5 Million worth of scanning fees to support young Start-ups and the developer community. Developers are invited to implement the solution to offer a strong feature in their apps," explains Daniel Mattes, Founder and CEO of Jumio Inc. More details on this offer can be found on www.jumio.com. Mattes on the motivation behind the developer fund: "Even though we are not a typical Start-up anymore we very much carry the spirit and want to support up and coming enterprises."
"Have you ever tried typing in credit card details on a mobile phone? Our SDK is a fast and easy way to implement reliable credit card capturing into mobile apps. Users don't have to type in their card details anymore, they just quickly scan their card."
The Netswipe Mobile SDK is now available for download on www.jumio.com
Jumio is applied computer vision technology. With computer vision, devices are able to read and understand information out of an image, captured by a connected camera. Jumio's technology is designed to make everyday life easier, quicker, smoother. Jumio Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California and runs offices in Austria, India and Russia. The company was founded in 2010 by Daniel Mattes and employs around 50 people. Jumio has a total funding of $ 35.4 million to date.
Jumio's advisory board includes Zain Khan, former Google executive, Mark Britto, former Amazon executive, Thomas Jungreithmeir, managing director of TJP and Bjorn Evers, former gaming industry CEO. Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Scott Weiss, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, have seats on the board of directors. Ramneek Gupta, Managing Director of Citi Ventures, is an observer to the board of directors.
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