Can developers use TouchID on iPhone for other than Local Authentication?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Starfyre, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    The Local Authentication API as we all know or should know, allows developers to authenticate into applications using FaceID or TouchID.

    However for FaceID, developers can do more stuff with the face outside of the Local Authentication API. They can use it to detect other movements of specific parts of the face, say eyebrows, nose, mouth, etc. (maybe so others can develop their own animoji-esque apps?) that is not part of the Local Authentication API, but is available for developers to use.

    Are there separate ways to use TouchID outside of just Local Authentication API? Say for example, have a game where they use TouchID to do other actions besides authenticate? Or is TouchID part of the Local Authentication API only?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
  3. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2014

    With as many questions as you ask do you even own an iPhone? Or do you just ask questions non stop and never buy?
  4. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    You clearly don't read enough of my threads or posts. You'd know the answer to your own question.
    You can't buy what is not on sale yet ;)

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