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Sick of usernames and passwords? Worried about the Heartbleed Bug and Online Security in General? Just TAP to sign-in Instead.
296 backers pledged CA$ 20,222 to help bring this project to life.

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Symple ID is an Easy and Secure Solution for On-line Passwords

With Symple ID you can stop trying to remember your passwords; you just TAP to sign-in instead.

Symple ID is compatible with Android (Gingerbread and up), BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry 7 NFC phones.

Kickstarter backers (at the $15 and up level) get an exclusive reward; FREE LIFETIME use of the Symple ID service (a savings of $15/year).

Where We've Been Featured:

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You can personalize how you sign-in. Choose from a variety of colours and form factors: cool hang-tags, wristbands, waterproof stickers, and custom cards.

Hang Tags, Cards, Waterproof Stickers, Wristbands
Hang Tags, Cards, Waterproof Stickers, Wristbands
Just Tap Your Wristband/Key Fob/Card to Sign-in
Just Tap Your Wristband/Key Fob/Card to Sign-in

What's Included?

With Symple ID you get a personal NFC ID tag, the Symple ID app for your smartphone, the Symple ID browser extension to pair your laptop/desktop, and use of Symple ID's secure login servers.

Key Features

  • Dead easy to use; just tap to sign-in
  • Secure; encrypts and stores your passwords securely on your phone; nothing is stored on our servers nor on your laptop/desktop
  • Helps protect you against a lost or stolen phone; your passwords are encrypted
  • Two-factor authentication protects your accounts; you need your phone + your NFC ID to login
  • Protects against phishing attacks by validating the site you are visiting before supplying your credentials
  • Compatible with Macs and Windows PCs

Using Symple ID

As you surf the web on your PC, Symple ID automatically detects logins. Whenever you fill-in a login on your PC Symple ID automatically sends them through a secure server to your smartphone and encrypts them using your unique NFC ID.

The next time you visit a stored site or application, Symple ID will prompt you to "tap to sign-in".

Symple ID App
Symple ID App
Signing In With Symple ID
Signing In With Symple ID

When you tap to sign-in with Symple ID, your credentials are sent from your phone through a secure server to your browser for login. None of your passwords or user names are stored on our servers nor in your desktop/laptop; making Symple ID perfect for use at home, on work or friend's computers or in internet cafes.

Symple ID Process Flow
Symple ID Process Flow

If you need to share login credentials from your Symple ID to another app on your phone, it's as easy as a tap as well.

So there you have it. If you want to login automatically; just tap. If you want to share a login; just tap.

That's all there is to it :) we told you it was Symple!

A Word on Security

In order to protect your credentials while in transit Symple ID uses the Stanford Javascript Crypto Library (SJCL) to encrypt them before sending them through our secure servers. Oh, and in case you're wondering, our servers were NOT affected by the Heartbleed bug :)

The SJCL is open (BSD license) and supports the industry-standard AES algorithm at 128, 192 or 256 bits; the SHA256 hash function; the HMAC authentication code; the PBKDF2 password strengthener; and the CCM and OCB authenticated-encryption modes.

As your credentials are stored on your phone they are encrypted as well, using data stored on your unique NFC-based ID. This protects your credentials in the event of loss or theft of your phone. Would be thieves must be able to both unlock your phone AND have your unique NFC ID in hand in order to access your accounts.

Rewards

Reward tiers above the $15 level come with Symple ID NFC tag(s) as per the stated quantities and form factors.

NFC Tags come in a variety of form factors and colors. Backers can choose from, as well as mix and match between wristbands, keyfobs / hang tags, waterproof stickers and cards up to the quantities stated in their reward tier.

If you want to add an extra NFC tag (from any of the listed form factors) just add on $8 to your pledge amount for every extra tag that you wish to receive. So, for example, if you selected the Symple ID Pro tier for $35 and would like to receive one extra NFC ID (for a total of 3) you should pledge $43 instead of the base $35. However, if you plan on adding more than 3 spare IDs to your order, kindly send us a message to confirm that your shipping costs won't increase.

Once the campaign closes we will send-out a backer questionnaire in order to ensure you receive the proper number and style of IDs.

The standard black wristband is as follows:

Basic Black Wristband NFC (Available in S, M, L)
Basic Black Wristband NFC (Available in S, M, L)

There are a variety of color wristbands available:

Color NFC Wristbands (Available in S, M, L)
Color NFC Wristbands (Available in S, M, L)

Keyfobs/Hang Tags also come in a variety of colors:

Keyfobs/Hang Tags
Keyfobs/Hang Tags

Waterproof Stickers:

Waterproof Stickers (can mount on your keyboard, desk, etc.)
Waterproof Stickers (can mount on your keyboard, desk, etc.)

The custom NFC cards will be available in 1 of 3 designs:

NFC Cards: Carbon Fiber Style, BlackBerry Style and Android Style
NFC Cards: Carbon Fiber Style, BlackBerry Style and Android Style

USB Keys for "Mobile" Symple ID. "Mobile" refers to being able to use Symple ID on any Mac or PC without having to install anything

Just Plug this USB Key into your Mac or PC to use Symple ID Without Installing Anything!
Just Plug this USB Key into your Mac or PC to use Symple ID Without Installing Anything!

Reward Tiers

More App Features...

  • Compatible with BlackBerry 7 Phones (Bold 9790/9900/9930 and Curve 9350/9360/9370/9380)
  • Compatible with the Chromium Browser and Google Chrome Browser (free) on your Mac or Windows PC or with Google Chrome Portable on a USB key
  • Stored passwords can be backed-up and restored to another smartphone

Features Planned for Development

  • Support for Internet Explorer
  • Support for FireFox
  • Automatic password generation (15 characters, random, letters and numbers)
  • Automatic FaceBook password changing; each time you login to Facebook we generate a new password, update your account and store the new password on your smartphone
Auto-Password Changing!
Auto-Password Changing!

What's NFC?

NFC is a wireless technology used around the world to enable secure and simple transactions and sharing of information. When you "tap to pay" with your credit card, your're using NFC :)

There are a variety of NFC chips available in the market, but we use NTAG203 specifically as they are an industry-standard which offers broad compatibility across devices.

Our IDs are waterproof, contain no batteries and are designed to protect your security through a limited read range.

Supported BlackBerry 10 Phones

Symple ID isCompaible with BlackBerry 10 Q5, Q10, Z10, Z30, Porsche Design P9982 phones.

A Few of the BlackBerry 10 Supported Phones
A Few of the BlackBerry 10 Supported Phones

Supported Android NFC Phones

Symple ID is compatible with Android NFC Phones with ver. 2.3.3/Gingerbread MR1 or higher of the Android Operating System.
Below are a few popular supported Android phones, to check and see if your Android phone has NFC, click here.

Popular Android NFC Phones
Popular Android NFC Phones

How We will Use Raised Funds

We've already developed and tested beta versions of Symple ID for the Android, BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 platforms. We've sourced digital IDs (wrist bands, credit cards, key fobs, stickers) and we've setup our secure server resources. In fact, we're already using the Symple ID beta on a daily basis and loving it!

However, we need YOUR help to take the next step and produce a polished product. Your pledges will help fund the development necessary to move from a beta to released product as well as produce a variety of new features including:

  • Support for Internet Explorer
  • Support for FireFox
  • Automatic password generation (15 characters, random, letters and numbers)
  • And more!

Notes

*Symple ID is Patent Pending*

Risks and challenges

Building Symple ID isn't without risk, but we feel confident that we can deliver by the project deadlines and have built in a margin of error to our estimates.

We have a functioning beta product in place and plenty of feedback from beta testers, so we're ready to push ahead and produce a market-ready product.

One of the factors which may impact schedule is the ordering and receipt of the various IDs (wristband, key-fob, sticker, or wallet card). These will come from a nearby Canadian supplier whom we have had experience working with. However, depending on the quantities required as a result of the campaign, it is possible that there will be delays in filling orders. In order to guard against this, we will be in touch with our supplier throughout the Kickstarter project period to keep them up to date on the number and style of IDs required so that they can spring into action as well soon as the backing period ends.

Project Schedule:

* Beginning of May; Kickstarter funding received
* Week of May 12; orders for digital IDs placed with supplier. Delivery time is approximately 3 weeks
* Week of May 12; application development to finalize the application begins; 8 weeks elapsed time is planned
* Week of June 9; pick-up IDs from supplier and begin programming IDs
* Week of June 16; continue programming IDs, prepare packaging for shipping
* Weeks of June 30 and July 7; shipping of digital IDs and emails to backers with instructions for for installing Symple ID and ditching their passwords!

Just TAP to sign-in...so Symple; let's make this happen!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About US$ 4

    GOOD KARMA. Thanks for being awesome and helping to build Symple ID! We'll keep you up to date as we move forward, and if you live in Waterloo we'll also throw-in a high-five for free :)

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    *Symple ID App and Service Only* Do you have your own NFC tag that you want to use? Then this reward is for you! Includes only the app and service. NO NFC TAG Included.

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    *Basic Symple ID* Includes the app and service for one user and 1 black NFC wristband.

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    *"Early Bird" Pro Symple ID* Special "early bird" pricing...limited quantities! Includes the app and service for one user and a choice of any 2 NFC. Always good to have a spare!

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    *Pro Symple ID* Includes the app and service for one user and a choice of any 2 NFC. Always good to have a spare!

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About US$ 33

    *Mobile Symple ID* Includes the app and service for one user and a choice of any 1 NFC. Also includes a custom Symple ID USB key loaded with Google Chrome Portable and the Symple ID extension.

    This option allows you to easily use Symple ID on a friend's computer, an internet cafe, or work computer without installing anything; just plug the USB key in and surf directly from it!

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 45

    SYMPLE ID FOR CHROME PORTABLE Supporters will receive all the benefits of the SYMPLE ID STARTER PACK reward plus a Symple ID branded USB drive pre-loaded with Google Chrome Portable and Symple ID. This option allows you to easily use your Symple ID on a friend's computer, or work computer without installing anything; just plug the USB key in and surf directly from it!

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 45

    *Ultimate Symple ID* Includes the app and service for one user and a choice of any 3 NFC. Also includes a custom Symple ID USB key loaded with Google Chrome Portable and the Symple ID extension.

    This option allows you to easily use Symple ID on a friend's computer, an internet cafe, or work computer without installing anything; just plug the USB key in and surf directly from it!

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    Pledge CA$ 67 or more About US$ 50

    SYMPLE ID STARTER PACK PLUS DIGITAL ID BACKUP PACK, PLUS 24 MONTHS SERVICE. Supporters will receive all the benefits of the SYMPLE ID STARTER PACK plus 4 spare digital IDs AND an extra 12 months of service (total of 24 months)!

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About US$ 59

    *Family Pack Symple ID* Includes the app and service for 3 users and a choice of any 3 NFC AND a custom Symple ID USB key loaded with Google Chrome Portable and the Symple ID extension.

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    Pledge CA$ 97 or more About US$ 72

    SYMPLE ID ULTIMATE. Supporters will receive all the benefits of the SYMPLE ID STARTER PACK plus 4 spare digital IDs AND an extra 12 months of service (total of 24 months)...PLUS a Symple ID branded USB drive pre-loaded with Google Chrome Portable and Symple ID.

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    Pledge CA$ 280 or more About US$ 208

    *Custom Corporate Pack Symple ID* Includes the app and service for 10 users and choice of any 10 NFC.

    Also includes 5 custom Symple ID USB keys loaded with Google Chrome Portable and the Symple ID extension. This option allows you to easily use Symple ID on a friend's computer, an internet cafe, or work computer without installing anything; just plug the USB key in and surf directly from it!

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