1password

The folks over at AgileBits are all over the new developer tools Apple introduced in iOS 8. Last month they previewed Touch ID support for their popular 1Password app, and today they posted a video showing off a new app extension feature.

Among the many new features announced for iOS 8 is one called app extensions, which allows developers to make some functions of their apps available in other apps via Share Sheets. And 1Password will take advantage of this in a big way…

Here’s the clip via AgileBits’ blog:

Throughout history, the greats have always sought a “holy grail.” The Dude really wanted that new rug. Indiana Jones searched for… well, the Holy Grail. Today, we’re happy to say we built our holy grail: automatic 1Password Logins right in iOS 8 apps.

The video embedded here, produced by our fearless co-founder Dave Teare, speaks for itself. Thanks to Apple’s incredible new developer features in iOS 8, third-party apps can let 1Password fill Logins without the user ever leaving the app. Yep, complete with Touch ID for unlocking the vault. Yep, it’s this awesome.

AgileBits also plans to take advantage of Touch ID support, another new addition in iOS 8. As you can see in the above video, users will be able to login into 1Password, as well as their apps and websites, by simply touching their Home buttons.

Again, since this version of 1Password relies on stuff introduced in iOS 8, it won’t be available until after it’s released to the public this fall. Developers, however, can find out how to integrate 1Password’s one-tap Logins into their own apps here.

For more information on 1Password, click here. You can find the current version of the app in the App Store for $17.99.

  • AnArcticMonkey

    I wonder if they’ll charge another $18 and call this an “entire rewrite of our app”.

    • Eni

      I agree, there are apps in appstore the worth more and sell less

    • Hendo27

      Exactly. I paid for the last update but will never do it again.

  • James Gunaca

    iTouchSecure implementation is more like what I want. No thanks, 1Password.

    • Gucciipad

      I touch password doesn’t work for me.

    • iTouchSecure doesn’t work on non-jailbroken devices. It also uses your device password as opposed to a unique complex password only used for iTouchSecure. iTouchSecure afaik is also a massive hack basically tweaking iOS through the use of mobile substrate and could break at any time. Something like 1Password however won’t break unless iOS apis and frameworks change (which except in major re-writes of iOS is probably pretty rare). How you could prefer something as inferior as iTouchSecure is beyond me perhaps it’s the price you like since after all it’s a common fact that 1Password is pretty darn expensive…

      • James Gunaca

        iTouchSecure does use complex, unique passwords which are stored in a keychain-like database – it only uses the Touch ID authentication to extract that unique password from that database. Yes, it could break, but I was talking about the UX implementation not the framework by which it operates.

        The experience for iTouchSecure is simple…you get a password prompt and the first time you put it in, iTouchSecure remembers it. When you get prompted for password input with a password field, it is highlighted green (indicating iTouchSecure has previously stored that password) and you just tap your TouchID with an authorized fingerprint, password is entered automagically, login is entered and you are granted access. Simple.

        This 1Password bit isn’t just the price, it’s the fact UX requiring all these extra steps. Honestly, I think 1Password becomes obsolete on an iOS device given the iOS 8 TouchID API.

      • Perhaps it’s just meg but iTouchSecure has never worked in Google Chrome for me…

      • James Gunaca

        Not sure; I switched back to Safari from Chrome a year or so ago.

  • Adam

    Can’t wait this looks awesome

  • Mathew Rice

    Hey Cody,
    Can we get the Article Source link/info/details please?
    Only a portion of the AgileBits words are provided with no way to view the full context of what was said/written.

    • blog.agilebits[.]com/2014/07/30/introducing-the-1password-app-extension-for-ios-8-apps/

  • pocht

    Does it mean that the other apps’ developers will have to implement in their apps 1Password’s solution? I thought it was going to work in whichever password fields, just like Android does. If it is like that, then it kinda sucks

  • MalikEjaz

    so other app developers have to add support for 1 password for this to work? When apple opens up touch ID API, wouldn’t developers prefer that?

  • Marcus

    I’m seriously so stoked to see this in iOS 8.

  • Geez

    All i want is to lock my photos app

  • Decio Arruda

    I use the mammoth or whatever it’s called because I don’t justify paying upwards of $40 to have something iCloud does for free. (I would have to buy the iOS and OS X versions)

  • I sure hope Lastpass gets on this and and updates its app to use these new APIs for share sheet and TouchID (though I don’t have a phone w/ that…yet).

  • Kenneth Ortega

    Does this 1password app work for iPhone’s safari browser?