PixelPin has received certification from the FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium launched in 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Its founding members include PayPal and Lenovo.
The FIDO Alliance organises interoperability testing sessions a few times a year and in its September session the PixelPin Android app was reviewed. A Conformance Validation was issued on 16th October, allowing PixelPin to display the FIDO Certified logo. Other certified companies include eBay, Google, Samsung, Sony, PayPal and Amazon.
PixelPin has created an alternative to traditional passwords. Users upload an image, then select four points on that image. In order to access a website or account, the user just has to remember, and click on, the four points of the image.