World’s First Password Alternative for iPad® Debuts

Passtouch launches Web Browser for Apple® iPad® protected by visual sign-in system aimed at replacing your Internet passwords.

Surf City, NC August 24, 2011

Passtouch, a Surf City, North Carolina start-up has just launched their first iPad® app, a multi-user web browser featuring their patent pending visual sign-in system. The app is the first of its kind to feature a password alternative for web site access. A free and paid version are both available in the iTunes® App Store.

The Browser allows multiple users to create private Profiles, each with their own history and bookmarks. Profiles are protected by a single PasstouchTM signature, no typing required. While browsing, website log-in details can be saved as bookmarks which provide one-touch access to password protected sites.

A PasstouchTM is made by drawing a continuous, free-form line over the graphical interface. The colors and shapes work like a map, guiding the user as they draw their path. “It’s not just another code to remember,” said Jason Boger, Founder and CEO of Passtouch. “It’s personal security with a touch of personality.” A PasstouchTM can be drawn entirely free-form, much like a signature, and recall improves over time, thanks to muscle memory.

“Web browsers are like windows to your entire world, much of which is personal and private,” Boger said. “On the iPad, the browser is often shared. With Passtouch, there’s now a secure method of unique identification for anyone accessing the Internet. It’s intuitive, regardless of your age, language or culture.” The PasstouchTM Web Browser has been well received internationally, with downloads in over 70 countries just one week from release.

“Passwords are an ancient invention and they don’t belong on the Internet,” he said. “It’s time for something better.”

About Passtouch

Based in Surf City, North Carolina, Passtouch, LLC is a privately-held startup founded in 2010. Their core technology is a touch driven, visual authentication system, built on universal elements of shape and color. In May, 2011, Passtouch was presented with an Audience Choice Award for their participation in the Innovator Spotlight at the 2011 Privacy Identity Innovation Conference (pii2011). To learn more about Passtouch, visit or follow us on Twitter at @passtouch. U.S. and foreign patents pending. Apple®, iPad® and iTunes® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.