What Apple’s Announcements Could Mean For LastPass

Apple’s WWDC 2014 in San Francisco kicked off on June 2nd with a momentous keynote address that announced the arrival of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We’re very excited to see Apple taking a new direction, including increased consideration of the user experience regarding security and authentication. This new, more flexible direction allows services like ours to provide a better experience for our users.

Perhaps most relevant to LastPass are the changes on mobile with iOS 8. In the keynote, Apple indicated that they now support:

  • TouchID fingerprint authentication
  • Keyboard integration
  • Extension functionality implemented through interactive notifications
  • A more open ecosystem where apps can “talk” to one another

We want our community to know that, though it remains to be seen how flexible these new functionalities are, and to what extent we can utilize them for the LastPass app specifically, we are optimistic that we’ll be able to provide an improved LastPass experience on iOS. Overall, these changes seem to signal a move by Apple towards a more flexible platform that empowers developers.

At LastPass, we’re committed to innovation and implementing the latest technologies to deliver the best possible user experience. We look forward to further exploring the possibilities of iOS 8.