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photoTAN app?

asked 2019-01-21 12:32:56 +0200

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updated 2019-01-21 19:34:01 +0200

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Hi there,

does any one of you know if there is a photoTAN app that I can use on my Sailfish OS device (Jolla 1)? I have the Android support installed, so something there would be also OK.

Best regards, Robert

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I would also be very interested if this works with any photoTAN app. I tested Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and comdirect Bank and although all apps seem to run, neither can detect photoTANs successfully on Sailfish X (Xperia X).

Spark ( 2019-01-21 13:57:14 +0200 )edit

This I would like, too.

Kopekenscheich ( 2019-01-21 16:19:25 +0200 )edit

Becaue of the new EU law, more and more banks in Germany change their TAN system. Unfortunatelly they want to use photoTan, or you have to buy a separate device.

Jolla, please fix the Android support, so we can use Sailfish as daily driver in the next years!

SaimenSays ( 2019-01-21 18:38:20 +0200 )edit

I can confirm that Deutsche Bank PhotoTAN app on Jolla Phone 1 with OS v. is working. It was also working with the last version 2.x before upgrade to v3.0.0.8.

maier ( 2019-01-22 12:41:47 +0200 )edit

sparkasse works fine with photoTAN on XA2

Tonno ( 2019-02-14 17:34:19 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-01-21 23:03:40 +0200

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On my JP1 - but still SFOS V - the PhotoTAN app of Norisbank works without any problems. And afaik it always did since SFOS V1. I did not update to V3 yet and if this app won't work I probably will not try soon...

(Norisbank is nowadays only an online branch of Deutsche Bank so I wonder if there is a difference in their TAN apps)

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I guess there is a good chance that they use different apps: "Kim Hammonds, Deutsche Bank’s chief operating officer and the woman responsible for streamlining the company’s IT systems, said the bank was the “most dysfunctional” place she’s ever worked" here But if you dare to test it on, I would be very interested in the results ;)

Daniel.T ( 2019-01-22 00:18:19 +0200 )edit

@cg Would you maybe try the Deutsche Bank/comdirect app from the jolla aptoide store on your phone with Sailfish 2? I would like to know if they worked with it.

Spark ( 2019-01-22 00:28:30 +0200 )edit

I could of course try these apps, but I don't have an account. So what does work apparently and what not?

cg ( 2019-01-22 17:08:13 +0200 )edit

@cg thanks in advance. You don't need an account. You just need to try scanning a photoTAN (one of your bank should work), that works without an account right away. What works for me: Installing and starting the app, touching buttons. I also see the camera live view and it focusses on the code. It just doesn't recognize the code as such and I get a timeout message of the live view after some seconds.

Spark ( 2019-01-22 17:16:36 +0200 )edit

I have an Account @Deutsche Bank Berlin. I can use mTAN (Mobile Tan) or a Tan-List. No Photo-Tan.

ExPLIT ( 2019-01-22 22:09:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-01-22 12:05:02 +0200

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Swiss Raiffeisen bank photoTAN :

  • Used to work perfectly with Jolla 1 (so might be another solution for you)
  • Xperia X unable to detect the 2d barcode (like most other comments in the thread)

Now luckily Raiffeisen has since started to support a dedicated photoTAN device. (So this solves my Xperia X problems) might work for other with the same problem.

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My bank charges 25€ for the dedicated photoTAN device... I can use 280 mTANs (9ct) for that and hope that a future Sailfish device will be able to handle photoTAN ;)

Spark ( 2019-01-22 13:17:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-14 15:52:07 +0200

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I just tried norisbank photoTAN app on my XA2 with SFOS3.0.1.14 and it works without a problem.

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Thanks a bunch. I have some hope that one day the camera access of Sailfish X on Xperia X gets improved so this also works. Until then...mTAN.

Spark ( 2019-02-14 16:49:56 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-16 22:40:46 +0200

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Hi there, are the (most probably) non-official Banking-Apps from Aptoide (e.g. Commerzbank and DKB) really trustable? Up to now I refused to download them because of being afraid of installing a skimming App or a kind of scam?

Are there maybe other sources for the mayor (german) Banking-Apps? Most of the are only officially represented in Google play, but maybe I am wrong.

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photoTAN is IMHO quite trustable because the only data getting transferred is between the colorful image on your PC screen and your phone's camera - there is no need for being online.

Until now I refuse to do online banking on a phone, but if you're looking for a banking app, maybe native SFOS app "Zaster Banker¨ could help - although I did not try it out yet. But if you don't trust aptoide, maybe get yalp store...?

cg ( 2019-02-16 23:22:06 +0200 )edit

Zaster shows you online your transactions. You cant send money with this app.

mettska ( 2019-02-17 00:53:30 +0200 )edit

I fetched the App from DKB via yalp. On my XA2 I get a message about google play services and after that only a blank screen. It seems to me thhat it is bot working at all.

Daniel.T ( 2019-02-17 09:37:11 +0200 )edit
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