Electronic proof of identity (eID) is an essential component of digital governance in Germany, and Bremen company Governikus’ IDApp2 plays a central role in this. A new version of the software called “AusweisApp” was released this week. What innovation awaits us?
The client, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), insisted that “nothing has been changed in terms of the security and functionality of the ID card app”. The update includes some new features such as a Dark mode and better customization of system settings For font and size. Also Landscape mode Optimized and now correct Automatically after screen rotation of the device.
Older operating systems are no longer supported
However, some functions are no longer available with the new version. Removed option to export self-disclosure as PDF. Online help, provider list and history are also deleted. Over and beyond End of support for older operating systems Such as iOS 13, macOS Catalina 10.5 and Android 7, which may force some users to update their system.
The federal government’s decision to redesign the app supports: Digital identity is growing in importance And Demand for user-friendly solutions. Recently, the interest in EID and ID card apps is constantly increasing, especially because Energy price flat rate for students Applications can be made here.
who are on their devices Automatic update Once activated, you can immediately use the new app version without any further steps. Others can download new versions for Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, macOS and iPadOS in the relevant App Store or on the internet Download
Only a few people in Germany use the Curtain app
Despite the ending The ID Card app has had 14.83 million downloads since the beginning of 2020The e-Government Monitor shows that acceptance of electronic ID cards in Germany is still low Only 14 percent of German citizens Have used eID at least once so far.
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