I bet you thought retina scans were something only done in the movies Blue Planet Apps, makers of the new BioLock Android app, will soon be bringing their version of iris and facial-recognition to your Android phone. The software will be somewhat easier to use if you have a front-facing camera, but those of you who are used to snapping self-portraits shouldn’t have a problem here. The developers claim the software is accurate enough to recognize facial hair, so if you switch between clean and unshaven on a regular basis, the eye scanner may be the better choice for you.
It’s worth noting that this is not the first app to handle facial-recognition, as Recognizr boasts similar software. BioLock will be undergoing a private beta in the next two weeks, with the final app hitting the Android Market with a target price of $2.99.