New mobile app takes on fake IDs

Nov. 20, 2013

Intellicheck Mobilisa Inc., a technology company based out of Port Townsend, Wash., has launched what it said is the answer to solving the fake ID problem for restaurants and bars.

The barZapp app utilizes a smartphone's camera to scan the barcode on an ID. The app then tells the user whether the ID is expired, fake or the person is underage.

The app also organizes scanned IDs into different categories. Select customers can be placed into a "VIP" group, while the app also provides an option to export scan history, keep track of reentrants and venue occupancy, and offer birthday and group membership notifications.

"We anticipate that barZapp 2.0 for the iPhone, with its greater interactivity and enhanced array of features, will prove even more attractive to our intended customer base, which includes employees of restaurants and bars nationwide," said Nelson Ludlow, president and CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa.

An introductory version is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99, with annual and monthly licenses available on Intellicheck Mobilisa's website for $9.95 per month.

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