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AIR MILES Integrates Touch ID Authentication with Launch of iOS 8

By September 23, 2014 No Comments

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A few short weeks ago, the team at Apple reached out to Plastic in hopes of securing an iOS 8 Launch Partner for Touch ID integration – and we’re thrilled to announce that our client and world’s largest coalition loyalty program, AIR MILES, made the cut. As an official partner, the latest AIR MILES iPhone app allows users with an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus running on iOS 8 to sign-in to the loyalty program via Touch ID.

In 2013, Apple first introduced its Touch ID feature with the release of iPhone 5S and iOS 7. Touch ID is a personal fingerprint sensor which (until iOS 8) only allowed users to authenticate to unlock an iPhone. Now with iOS 8 available, Apple has opened up the Touch ID API’s, so that everything from passwords to mobile apps can be authenticated with a fingerprint.

The new addition to the AIR MILES app was received with much anticipation, topping the “Best New App” chart on the App Store as well as the topping the trending searches all weekend!

Be sure to check out the new AIR MILES app and tweet us your thoughts on iOS 8!