Aug 14


Facedeals, a new third-party app on Facebook, lets you sign up to be checked in by facial-recognition cameras at businesses. (redpepper)

Facedeals checks you in with facial-recognition cameras (Los Angeles, Aug 10, 2012):

A new app is being tested in Nashville, Tenn., that can check in people on Facebook and send them offers using facial-recognition cameras.

Called Facedeals, the new service uses cameras installed at businesses’ front doors to read people’s faces as they enter. If the people who come in are users of the app, they will be checked in, and based on their “like” history, they would receive a customized offer.

To use the app, people first have to sign up. The app will then work with users to verify pictures of them to get a better reading of their face.

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