Amazon announced Thursday the launch of its new app for Amazon One, its contactless palm recognition service that permits prospects to hover their palm over a tool with a purpose to buy from choose locations, together with greater than 500 Complete Meals Market shops, Amazon shops and greater than 150 third-party areas.

As an alternative of signing up for Amazon One at a bodily retail location, customers can now obtain the Amazon One app (accessible for iOS or Android units) and take a photograph of their palm proper at residence. As soon as they create a web-based profile and add a fee technique, the customers’ palm is added to the system and may now be used for fee, entry, age verification and loyalty rewards at a whole bunch of shops, stadiums, airports, health facilities and extra.

The corporate explains that every one palm photos taken through the brand new app are encrypted and despatched to a safe Amazon One area within the AWS cloud. The pictures can’t be saved or downloaded to a cellular gadget.

Amazon says that Amazon One has been used greater than 8 million occasions.

The app launch follows Amazon’s growth of the know-how for enterprise identification functions, which provides corporations the power to authenticate staff when coming into.