#WWDC TouchID and Payments – A big hidden step forward.

June 2, 2014

in iphone, iPhone Developers

screen-shot-2014-06-02-at-12-27-37-pmSecond observation from this mornings #WWDC event. Developers are going to get to use TouchID. Yea! Every app can now use TouchID. There was also a developer announcement for connecting Apps and bringing those extensions into Safari.

Apple is adding one of the most-requested features to iOS 8: inter-app communication. App developers will be able to enable “extensions” in their software so that it can be used within other apps — examples demoed onstage at WWDC included VSCO Cam editing functionality accessible from within Apple’s stock Photo app, and Pinterest sharing inside Safari.  via iOS 8 apps can talk to each other | The Verge.

So what will a “Visa” or “Mastercard” extension look like? How will it show up in Safari? Do I need to keep entering my credit card details with each new online store I visit? Expect to see some changes in Banking Apps ready for launch with iOS 8.

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