2019’s Top 5 Face Recognition Apps
If you’re a startup with an idea to develop a face recognition app of any sort, you should read this blog. We sat down with our Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning app consultant to talk about this interesting app category. He talked about the various facial recognition apps that are used in different fields and we researched on them. Here we have curated a list of 5 best face recognition apps as per the expert.
Whether it is just to unlock a device or to identify criminals, facial recognition technology has been in use for quite some time.
Facial recognition software has been used in different fields from security, biometric identification, banks, entertainment, medical and cosmetic industry, at online chat rooms, and mobile apps.
Facial recognition comes under biometric authentication when used under security purposes. Biometric data is unique for each individual and therefore used to identify individuals. As technology is advancing, biometric technology has widened its wings and now used in criminal identification to a wide range of everyday tasks.
Biometric tech is now in almost every smartphone and mobile device. You can see the growth of the share of mobile devices that have biometric technology.
Let’s see some statistics about the biometric technologies market that will grow your interest even more.
Facts and Figures about Biometrics Market
- Global biometric systems brought in around 21.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.
- Mobile biometric technologies brought in just over 20 billion in the same year.
- The global biometric technologies market is forecast to amount to about 16.6 billion U.S. dollars in size in 2019.
- The market is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, reaching a size of 55.42 billion U.S. dollars by 2027. You can see this in the graph.
Facial recognition software is at the forefront when someone talks about biometric technologies. This technology used to be quite expensive in the past but is slowly becoming affordable. A lot of facial recognition apps have hit the market.
We decided to make a list of the best face recognition apps which are all used in different fields. Let’s take a look. You might even have a Newton moment while reading about them and get inspired to develop an app yourself.
5 Best Face Recognition Apps of 2019
Luxand is not just one app. It is actually a whole hi-tech company that was formed in 2005 that has a bunch of different services and apps under its name.
Their customers include big brands like Universal Pictures, Samsung, LG, Philips, Unilever, P&G, Ford, Badoo. Not only these, U.S. Department of Defence Cyber Crime Center, Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs, Korea National Forensic Service are also their customers.
Their researchers are working on next-generation technologies that not only recognize faces and facial features but also automatically build highly realistic 3D models.
Source: Luxan App
Some of their APIs are as under
- Facial recognition API
Just tap at a detected face and add a name to it. The find face app will memorize it. It will recognize it at any time in the future. In fact, you can also move your head so that the app recognizes your face at multiple views.
- Avatar API
Transform users’ faces into 3D animated avatars that can emote.
- E-Cards API
Create 3D e-Cards and animated faces of the visitors
- Baby Prediction API
Predict the future of the users by creating a photo of their potential child
- Face Aging API
Lets the users discover how their faces might look as they age
- Zombie API
The users can discover how they would look like if they were Zombies.
- Face Enhancement API
Lets the users improve skin tone and enhance photos by removing imperfections.
FaceApp is a face detection app that was first launched in 2017 for iOS phones only. Later as the popularity increased, it was launched for Android as well.
This is probably the most famous celebrity face recognition app right now. The FaceApp started the trend of people posting photos of their old selves. Almost everyone did this on social media, even celebrities.
Source: FaceApp App
Like a compare two faces app, you can also create a ‘before and after’ image of your current and future self. These are the filters available in the FaceApp.
- Smile filter: Decide how wide you want the smile to be. In fact, you can make a smile toothed or remove teeth from one.
- Hairstyle filter: Make the hair blonde, white, black or brunette and see what you look like if that was your hair colour. Also, experiment with different amusing hairstyles and have fun.
- Genderswap filter: The gender swap filter of this app is probably the most efficient after Snapchat. See what you would look like if you belonged to the opposite sex.
- Age filter: See the older and younger versions of yourself. People are using this filter not only on their own faces but even on the faces of celebrities and friends.
- Skin tone lightning filter: You can use this filter to lighten their skin tone and look different.
AppLock being among the best face recognition apps, has one of the best facial recognition software that ensures that only you can access your personal information, social media apps, and financial accounts, or make changes to the phone’s settings.
It is not only for mobile face recognition but also for voice recognition to add another level of security for the app. As the name suggests, the face and voice are the biometric keys that can unlock your apps.
How facial recognition works?
Source: AppLock App
- Choose one of the three pre-selected voice-unlock phrases or create your own custom unlock phrase.
- Enroll both the face and voice by simply looking at the phone while speaking the passphrase at the prompts.
- Select the apps you want to lock.
- Select the security level to use for each app.
#4 Face DNA Test
This is an ancestry facial recognition app. This is one of the most advanced face app online, as it takes the facial profile of one person and calculates the unique facial points. It then compares them to another person to see if those two people could probably be related.
These are some sterling features of this app
- Compare the facial profiles of one sibling to another sibling.
- Verify the relationship between grandparent, sibling, father, aunt or cousin with help of algorithms of the app.
- It uses 68 different facial points it compares one person’s anatomy to another.
- Baby photos can also be used, the app will still give accurate results.
Source: Face DNA Test App
There are a lot of offices, colleges, schools and other institutes that use facial recognition to manage attendance. The main benefit is that no one can mark fake attendance or try to do “buddy-punching” for their friends.
Railer app is a face recognition attendance app and a mobile attendance system. It is one of the best face recognition apps used worldwide to track employee attendance especially.
The most unique features of this app are that it takes care of a lot of aspects and needs minimal manual work. The HR department can actually use it to track employee leaves and workdays.
Source: Railer App
These are some of the features of the app
- Employees can check-in and out quickly using face recognition on the mobile
- They also have the ability to self-check-in and out or kiosk mode
- The HR team can have time attendance
- The app also helps in leave management (sick, annual leave, emergency, etc), public holidays
- The app also provides analytics and reporting
- The app sends push notifications so that the user is kept informed of the necessary details.
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This page was last edited on September 25th, 2019, at 11:50.