Inspiration

We love travel at BorderPass and specialise in making international travel secure and seamless. The pandemic has provided an immense challenge to tackle.

What it does

The APEC Traveller App enables vaccinated travellers to travel between APEC economies safely and seamlessly.

How we built it

The app was built using the latest Ionic framework, which enables the users to register and verify their identity by submitting a photo of their passport and their face.

The application is using Microsoft API and NanoNets API to match a face from the passport and the user's photo as well as extracting the MRZ section of the passport photo submitted. If the MRZ is not recognised then the app will handle the information extraction using OCR.

Challenges we ran into

  • Putting the whole system together in a short span of time was the biggest challenge faced.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Integrating Microsoft's APIs with the system

What we learned

Time management!

What's next for The APEC Traveller App

We're part of the Malaysian Government's National Technology and Innovation Sandbox and hope to make the APEC Travel App a reality through this sandbox!

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