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Quarterly SDK

Q2 2022 (07 Sep 22)

Platform Version
iOS 26.0.1
Android 13.0.0
Web 9.0.0
React Native 6.0.0
Flutter 1.0.0

General release notes

  • The latest SDK versions are compatible with iOS 16 and Android 13
  • This release has no breaking changes. However, if your team has built any string customizations, please refer to the migration guides for more detail (iOS, Android, Web)

New features

Official Flutter SDK now available for mobile platforms

Flutter for Android and iOS is now available as part of this Smart Capture release. Flutter is an open-source framework that enables developers to efficiently and effectively build cross platform applications from a single codebase. Learn how to integrate with our Flutter SDK here.

We support Flutter versions >=1.12.0 and Dart versions >=2.12.0 and <3.0.0

Platform Flutter
Release type General Availability
Product Flutter SDK

Motion for biometrics verification

Leverage Onfido’s most advanced biometric verification solution available to verify the identity of users with a quick and simple headturn movement. The fully automated solution delivers a less than 15 second TaT (turn around time) for fast and efficient onboarding. Motion is iBeta PAD Level 1 & 2 compliant and its upgraded anti-spoofing technology will help protect your business against sophisticated digital spoofs, display attacks and 2D & 3D masks.

Note: For customers interested in learning more about the Beta trial program, please email support@onfido or contact your Customer Support Manager.

Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta

Proof of Address document capture

Simplify the onboarding experience for your customers by enabling applicants to take a picture of an address verification document and quickly upload and submit it to verify their address. Efficiently meet regulatory and compliance requirements, improve conversion, lower cost of acquisition, and accelerate time to value with the Proof of Address document capture feature.

Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification: Proof of Address Report

Improvements

Motion and Studio support on React Native

Businesses leveraging the React Native framework will benefit from improvements that enable usage of the Onfido Studio and Motion products.

Platform React Native
Release type General Availability
Product React Native

React Native SDK now supports version 18.2.0

The React Native SDK now supports version 18.2.0. Take advantage of all the latest React benefits such as concurrency support, automatic batching, new APIs like startTransition, and more.

Platform React Native
Release type General Availability
Product n/a

Improved UX for document and country selection screens

The number of screens presented to a user during the document verification process has been minimised reducing both friction and time. The simplified process creates a smoother workflow to improve drop-off rates without impacting collection of the necessary information to safely onboard new users and optimize their document capture experience. See here for more details.

Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification

Onfido Studio: Customize documents and countries selection

Improve the user experience by limiting the UI to only show the document types and countries your business supports, prior to initiating image capture and file upload. At the same time lower the cost of acquisition by reducing the number of applicant submissions that do not align to your business requirements. The new feature enables businesses to pre-configure which document types as well as which countries they wish to support within Onfido Studio’s workflow tool.

Platform iOS, Android, Web, Smart Capture Link
Release type General Availability
Product Onfido Studio

Deprecations

Mobile tokens

Mobile tokens will be fully deprecated on March 1, 2023. If you are still using them, or are on SDK versions lower than 4.11.0 for Android or 12.2.0 for iOS, you will need to upgrade your integration to use SDK tokens and/or upgrade to the latest SDK versions. We recommend leaving ample time so that your application on end-user devices can also be updated. Learn more around generating SDK tokens here.

Note: the date for deprecation has been pushed back from the original date of October 24, 2022 to March 1, 2023.

Platform iOS, Android

Q1 2022 (04 May 22)

Platform Version
iOS 25.0.0
Android 12.0.0
Web 8.0.0

New features

 NFC verification

The SDK now supports NFC data extraction from documents such as ePassports to verify document and biometric data. Benefits include:

  • fast turnaround with 100% accurate results returned in under 15 seconds
  • automation with no compromise on fraud detection
  • over 95% pass rate on successful scans
  • friction free user experience with the user tapping their phone on their identity document and receiving instant confirmation of a successful scan

Please get in touch to find out more about our list of supported NFC documents.

Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Document Verification, Selfie, Auto Selfie

Device integrity

The SDK can now use passive device signals to analyse device integrity and detect whether it has been compromised, including device component spoofing, SDK token misuse and SDK false parameters, without any additional user friction. Benefits include:

  • additional fraud detection with no user friction
  • non-document and non-biometrics signals to capture sophisticated fraud that may otherwise be missed
Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Applicant Fraud

Please get in touch to enable this for your account.

IP and geolocation

The SDK can now gather and analyse IP attributes and geolocation information to detect additional fraud, including malicious traffic, risky IP's, and bot traffic, without any additional user friction. Benefits include:

  • additional fraud detection with no user friction
  • non-document and non-biometrics signal to capture sophisticated fraud that may otherwise be missed
Platform iOS, Android
Release type Beta
Product Applicant Fraud

Please get in touch to enable this for your account.

Improvements

Barcode detection

First-time barcode capture success improves from <80% to approximately 95% for US and Canadian driver's licenses. The update:

  • improves user experience through better detection accuracy and reduction in the number of false warnings
  • positively impacts pass rate through an increase in extraction accuracy
  • improves FAR metrics resulting in better fraud mitigation due to the better extraction accuracy and fraud detection
Platform iOS, Android
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification

MRZ readability

First-time MRZ capture success improves from <80% to approximately 95% for passports. The update:

  • improves user experience through better detection accuracy and reduction in the number of false warnings
  • positively impacts pass rate through an increase in extraction accuracy
  • improves FAR metrics resulting in better fraud mitigation due to the better extraction accuracy and fraud detection
Platform iOS, Android
Release type General Availability
Product Document Verification

Accessibility

The Onfido SDK is now WCAG accredited ensuring a more accessible user onboarding experience for all end users. We have:

  • designed and optimised the SDK to work with the latest assistive technologies such as screen readers
  • implemented a unique document and face capture experience, including real-time interaction and feedback, to help visually impaired users successfully capture their images
Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability

Other changes

US biometrics law compliance

US laws on biometric data continue to expand. To ensure compliance with these laws, and to take a privacy centric approach, Onfido requires end user consent from all US users that are submitting biometric data. The update:

  • makes the SDK consent screen a mandatory screen for all end users located in the US
  • removes the requirement to submit additional parameters on the API to confirm consent has been granted when using the Onfido SDK consent screen

If you want to verify end users based in the US, action needs to be taken to upgrade your integration to this SDK version. Onfido is unable to complete any checks without the necessary consents. For more information please see our implementation guide.

Platform iOS, Android, Web
Release type General Availability

Deprecations

Mobile tokens

Mobile tokens will be fully deprecated on October 24th 2022. Please upgrade your integration to use SDK tokens. We recommend you do this as soon as possible to also allow time to update your application.

Note: If you are on version 4.11.0 or below for Android, or 12.2.0 or below for iOS, you must upgrade to the latest SDK version in order to use SDK tokens.

Platform iOS, Android
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Onfido has been certified by BSI to ISO 27001 under certificate number IS 660122.

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