While Apple has yet to enable anything other than access and iTunes store purchases with the iPhone 5S, Samsung is offering the fingerprint API to other applications.
The ability to authorize payments with PayPal was announced when the handset was launched and now password management tool LastPass is taking advantage of the biometric to access the app.
The updated version of LastPass’ Android app leverages the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor for a way to login to accounts. After initially logging into LastPass, users will be able to access stored password information with a swipe of their finger.
Instead of typing in a master password each time, any time a user is prompted for their password or PIN, they will have the option to unlock secure information using only their fingerprint.
The LastPass Android app is part of the LastPass Premium service and the update is available for download on the Google Play Store.