We were inspired by Shawn's presentation and wanted to contribute to the interesting world of online transactions.
What it does
PulsePay implements persistent, continuous authentication and allows everyone to authenticate securely, conveniently, and seamlessly without the need for passwords or repeated interruptions to the user. The authentication capability travels with the user via the Nymi Band. Hence, the user can biometrically authenticate once with the Nymi Band and interact securely via online transactions. The Nymi Band is integrated with PulsePay to ensure security against fraud.
How we built it
Since we were working with a few people, we decided that cloud9 (a cloud powered IDE) would be the best solution. We were able to work together seamlessly without a lot of physical movement which helped supervise the many parts of this project. In order to complement the functionality of PulsePay, we created an demo e-commerce site as well.
Challenges we ran into
Getting Nymi to run on our laptops because it does not run on Macs. Integrating all of the components together.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Creating a secure payment system using the Nymi Band in a short amount of time. Designing a stable server and elegant website. Managing code with such a big team.
What we learned