iAuthenticate™ 2.0 App Contest

Identiv is searching for a winning iOS app developer or team. Is it you?

The individual or team that develops the winning
iAuthenticate iOS App will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

We need an app that will showcase Identiv’s newest mobile smart card reader, iAuthenticate™ 2.0. This iOS smart card reader is designed for Apple® iPhone®, iPhone Plus®, iPad Air®, and iPad Pro®. Using a smart card, users authenticate their identity in order to gain access to a resource.

What to Know

The iAuthenticate iOS App will need to work across as many iOS devices as possible.
It must be Apple App Store-ready.

The App Must...

  • Communicate with Identiv’s iAuthenticate 2.0 mobile smart card reader
  • Communicate with the inserted smart card
  • Use the API defined in the iAuthenticate 2.0 SDK

The App Could...

  • Secure a resource on the Apple iOS device, including access to files, payment applications, photos, videos, or music
  • Use the information from the smart card to authenticate access to a remote resource, such as a website, remote desktop, FTP, or email account

The Smart Card Could...

  • Be the card provided with the SDK
  • Be any identity card, like an employee smart card badge, TWIC card, etc.
  • Be a payment card, including an EMV-compliant credit card
  • Be authenticated via a simple read or more advanced PIN

How to Win

Follow the simple contest process and you're one step closer to the $5,000 prize.


Interested developer/teams need to submit an iAuthenticate iOS App proposal with as many details as possible by September 30, 2018.

This preliminary proposal could consist of a storyboard that depicts the user experience. The report could include multiple simulated app views and screenshots. Developers/teams are free to choose the problem the app will help solve, but it must intend to use iAuthenticate 2.0 to capture card data.

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Identiv will review proposals and contact the developer/team if additional information or clarification is required. The proposals will be awarded points based on the following criteria:

Criteria Points
Is it an original idea? 15
Does it have real-world potential? 15
Does it promote the Identiv brand and look? 15
Have you created an app before? Can we download it? 10
Is the proposal professionally done? 10
Is the design unique and appealing? 15
Will it help promote iAuthenticate 2.0? 20


The top ten (10) developer/teams will be selected to move on to the next step. If a proposal is selected, the developer/team will be provided with:

  • An iAuthenticate 2.0 mobile smart card reader;
  • An SDK;
  • And two (2) PIV cards to be used for app development.

The app needs to be Apple App Store-ready, work over Wi-Fi or cell service, and not hinder phone performance or memory.


The ten (10) chosen developers/teams will submit a final iAuthenticate iOS App by October 31, 2018. The final apps will be awarded points based on the following criteria:

Criteria Points
Does the app follow the provisional submission? 5
Is it ready to be released to the public? 20
Does it promote the Identiv brand and look? 20
Is the theme of the app consistent? 5
Does the app have a simple user-experience? 15
Is the design unique and appealing? 15
Will it help promote iAuthenticate 2.0? 20

What You’ll Win

Identiv will award three levels of prizes based on the developers that receive the most points.

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,500
3rd Place: $1,000

Submit Proposal

Don't wait! You have until September 30, 2018 to submit your initial app proposal.

The Fine Print

No purchase is necessary to enter or win, nor does a purchase increase the chances of winning.


How can we help?

P: +1 888-809-8880
E: sales@identiv.com


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