Yeah i just updated the vivokey site the other day … I’m trying hard to get my Mr. Marketer badge!
yeah… to be honest, I don’t see a long life for the Spark line once Apex is out… however, the Spark itself will still be a kind of interesting backup VivoKey identity token. As we start to release services for VivoKey (not just applets for Apex, but honest to goodness services), losing your access to the VivoKey platform due to chip malfunction or external damage would be a serious loss… it will always be good to have a backup of some kind… I will.
Also, to us, “Sparkies” represent a facet of the VivoKey community that were the first to support VivoKey… as we consider transitioning away from making more Spark chips, we’re also thinking up ways to honor the OG Spark members… I know if I were in anyone else’s shoes right now, I’d think hard about setting up my VivoKey profile with a Spark… even if that Spark went into a “backup” location in my body… like my leg or something.
So I’m kinda confused. Everyone is talking like this is right around the corner, but most things on that page say they’re under development. I guess my main concern is should I still implant the spark I just got? My plan was to get a NeXT in both thumb webings and then the spark in my left hand after the pinky.
Should I revise this idea? I mainly wanted to use the spark for unlocking my phone, computer, and various accounts, but Amal made the comment to not even set up a vivokey account with the spark. Is the encryption and security going to that much greater? Also is development going to stop on the spark when the Apex comes out?
Hmm sorry, I typically say the opposite… definitely set up your VivoKey account with the Spark… unless I typed it wrong… where did I say that? In short anyway, the Spark will serve as a great backup access token to your VivoKey profile.
An example @Kinanizer would be your Apex breaks and you get a new one installed, to verify that it’s really you, you could use your Spark as a cryptographic token to get your “backups” put on your new Apex.
That is what confused me, but no I still don’t get Amal’s point. I’m sorry if I’m being dense, but it really just sounds like Amal is advising to not get a spark. Unless by “think hard” he means he would recommend it? Ya, I suppose that would make sense. Okay, then thanks I think I get it now!
I’ve been looking for dimensions on the Apex Flex but haven’t had any luck nailing anything down, has this information not yet been released? I know we’re all getting hyped on something that’s still awhile out.
Anyway, just curious as I’ve got my calipers out and I’m measuring spots on my hands. I went with the dimensions of the Flex One beta and found a couple decent spots. Didn’t realize how small the FlexNT was though until I realized I could theoretically put two of them end to end on the blade of my hand. Then it’d just be a matter of which direction I swipe my hand over a reader for which one gets triggered. I seem to have rambled a bit…
TL:DR Apex dimensions plz, calipers are cool, and the FlexNT is comparatively tiny.