Android or Can Remember Your Passwords and Forms with Its New Autofill API

Surely once you’ve faced the frustrating task of filling forms on Android or atinar with the username and password for. It is difficult to otherwise remember when you’re on a PC, but in the mobile is worse still because it is easier to make a mistake with the virtual keyboard.

Google Chrome – and other browsers Android – if have of autocompletion of forms, but once there, salts are at your expense and risk. There is no official solution of the system to remember these facts, so applications such as LastPass developers have resorted to “tricks” (services of accessibility, etc) to achieve the same effect. This is finished with the new official mode, the AutoFill API It released Android or.

An application to fill them all

Only one app can register in Android as a provider of service of AutoComplete default, just like there is a browser or a default email application, in such a way that Google foresees that there is really few applications that try to take this role. The setting is already in Android or, in paragraph Applications by default.

Predictable is that the password managers available on Android are very interested in trying to convince you to designes in this role. LastPass, for example, is able to suggest you not only passwords, but all kinds of data for AutoComplete forms. For now this work, only in a different and worse optimized way. Google does not mention it, but we expect to launch their own application forms filling at some point.

LastPass and company certainly will use this API

Although a single application will be responsible for suggesting the form data, any application can make use of this API to offer suggestions of completed. Need, that Yes, follow the guidelines and methods introduced by this new API, that Google has detailed here.

It will take time to see the first applications that can make use of this new API, while taking into account that Android or will not light until well into the year, we should not worry too much. Until then, we will have to continue writing our data manually, again and again, or resorting to tricks of accessibility.