Forint App

The application has two features: with the help of a picture of the front of banknotes it provides a method to validate the authenticity of banknotes, and it also offers an augmented reality experience related to the image on the back of banknotes.

In the application’s banknote validation module the user selects the front of the banknote denomination to be checked. Subsequently, the application helps the user to hold the device in the correct position by displaying messages on the mobile phone screen, then automatically takes a picture. After the photo is assessed the application sends feedback on the authenticity of the banknote.

The application offers an augmented reality (aka. AR) experience of the picture on the back. The background music is adjusted to the style characteristic of the age the picture depicts. Holding the mobile device to the picture on the back of the forint banknotes the AR launches automatically and the messages displayed on the screen guide the user for the perfect experience.

The application was developed in cooperation with the MNB; however, its feedback cannot be considered as the MNB’s professional opinion. Furthermore, the application does not serve as a substitute for professional devices validating banknote authenticity. Should users be uncertain about the authenticity of a specific forint banknote, it is advisable to have the banknote checked at a post office or a bank or in the MNB’s retail cash office.

The MNB will not guarantee that the application will work smoothly and without errors at all times.

Supported languages: Hungarian, English, Chinese (simplified)

Supported phones:
Google Pixel 2 XL, Honor 10, Honor 8, Honor 9, HTC U11, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P10, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P30, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 lite, Huawei P9 Plus, LG G3, LG G5, LG G5, LG G6, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Partly supported phones:
HTC One M8s, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G4, LG V20, Motorola Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A40, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi 6

Not supported phones:
HTC One (M8), Huawei Y6II Compact, Honor 9 Lite, Sony Xperia XZ Premium
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What's New

The following phones were added to the list of partly supported phones:
Huawei_Y6_2018, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 7.1 family
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Additional Information

January 11, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
5.0 and up
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