When Apple first announced the iPhone 5s and introduced Touch ID, they claimed that the feature would be closed off to third-party developers. It seemed like a pity since we can only imagine the potential the feature has, but at the same time we can appreciate the security concerns Apple has if they opened their doors.
However come iOS 8, Apple announced several changes that they would be making and one of them was opening up Touch ID to developers. Well if you’re wondering how developers and apps will take advantage of Touch ID, a short Vine video has surfaced which shows Touch ID being used in AgileBits’ 1Password.
For those unfamiliar with 1Password, it’s basically an app that stores your passwords for you. However to access the master list of passwords, you will have to enter a main password, and in this case, Touch ID can be used as an alternative to entering your main password. It certainly makes things a lot easier and fluid.
1Password will also make use of app extensions introduced in iOS 8 which will allow the app to enter passwords into websites automatically, as opposed to having to use the in-app browser. In any case it seems pretty convenient, but what do you guys think?