One of the cool features of Android M is that it introduced a native fingerprint security API. Basically what this means is that OEMs and developers will now have access to a standardized API, compared to before where developers had to deal with individual APIs meaning that what works on Samsung might not work on another handset.
Taking advantage of this standardized feature is Dashlane, which for those of you unfamiliar is a password manager along the veins of LastPass and 1Password. The company has recently announced that they will be the first out of the door to support Android M’s fingerprint security system.
According to a statement made by Dashlane’s CEO Emmanuel Schalit, “Dashlane’s integration of Android’s new API shows that convenience and security don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Our usage of fingerprint authentication technology gives consumers a win-win scenario; they get the speed and ease of use they desire, but don’t sacrifice their security.”
Of course given that Android M has yet to be released to the masses, chances are you will most likely be able to enjoy the feature upon the platform’s release which should be in Q3 2015. This is a feature that iOS users have enjoyed ever since Apple opened up Touch ID’s API to developers, but it’s nice to see that this is something Android users can expect in the future as well.