FingerKey is a new utility launching for iOS that claims to allow for the wireless unlocking of your Mac, using the “Touch ID”-enabled home button found on your iPhone.
FingerKey works by using Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your Mac – and then forms a low latency, low energy wireless connection between the two devices that facilitates the passing of your Touch ID authentication information through a layer of 256-bit AES encryption. This is used to “store and transfer data between your phone and your computer,” the developers note.
The app has been created to provide three key factors:
Convenience: Saving you time as you can easily unlock your computer from a distance.
Scalability: Unlock multiple computers.
Speed: Save time with a Notification Center Widget (Today Extension).
FingerKey works on all iPhone models that support Apple’s Touch ID security standard, (iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus), and is available on the App Store – for $1.99.
See it in action (above).
The app appears to have some issues on iPhone 6.
Per the description:
“Apparently there’s an issue with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus causing connection difficulties.
If you have already purchased FingerKey, please be patient, an update is on the way to correct this,” the developers note.