The Apple event gave us all the glorious details of the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and with many new and enhanced features these new handsets have been well received. One of the features discussed was Touch ID and the exciting thing is that this is now going out to developers allowing them to incorporate this security feature into their iOS apps.
Touch ID has been included on the iPhone for the last couple of models and has only been used for unlocking the handset but now that it can be used to complete purchases within the iStore as well as being developed into apps we should see fingerprint security on the iPhone gain momentum, here we take a look at the apps that Touch ID on the iPhone 6 will revolutionise.
The extra security that Touch ID can bring to an app is a perfect fit for financial and shopping apps so PayPal will bound to be looking at making their iOS app Touch ID compatible. Faster, easier payments secured with your fingerprint will give extra peace of mind on your PayPal account and as fingerprint authorisation has been added to the Android version of the app for use with the Samsung Galaxy S5 then the iOS version should follow soon.
The online retail giant Amazon would be a natural candidate to take Touch ID onto their iOS app. Touch ID would add a new more secure element to completing a purchase, especially since Amazon made the process even easier with one-click ordering. Account protection could be increased with the Touch ID feature making your purchase history and other account details safer.
We know that personal finance management app creators Mint are working on incorporating Touch ID into their app as they featured in the live event that gave is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With all of your finance records, budget and financial goals in one place within the app a Touch ID security would be great for extra peace of mind.
Day One won the Apple Design Award at the WWDC this year and the company is already working on an update to include the new iOS 8 features including Touch ID. The journal based app gives users a glance of their activity, photos and entries alongside the same information from one year ago. To access to the app users currently have to input a code but Touch ID will remove this and make it quicker and easier to access.
Apple gave us some details on their plans for Apple Pay, their mobile wallet app, during the live event to launch the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This contactless payment feature allows you to use your iPhone 6 to pay for items with added fingerprint security.
Which apps would you like to see Touch ID added too? Have you used fingerprint recognition on the iPhone or other handset? Do you think this feature offers more security? Share your thoughts in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Written by: Carmel Brown