Google is planning to release a new, standalone gimp login service this year that it hopes will make it easier for people to log into their own apps without needing to switch to another tool.
The announcement was made by Google’s product director, Tony Zurovec, on Monday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
Zurovc said Google was now exploring the possibility of offering gimp-style login services in Android 8.0 Oreo and later.
“We have a lot of interest in that and we want to see what the community thinks,” Zurovac said.
“It’s a really exciting time for us, but we are not ready to announce it just yet.”
He said the service would be available to Google’s developer community as early as next year.
“There are some other tools out there that do similar things, but they can’t really scale,” he said.
He also suggested Google was working on its own login tool for Chrome OS devices.
“Right now we’re trying to make sure that the Google service that we’re building for Chrome is very flexible and can scale,” Zusac said, adding that he expected the service to be available for developers “by the end of this year”.
Zusacc’s comments follow reports that Google is in talks with Adobe to bring its Adobe Login to Chrome OS.
Google has previously offered an API for developers to integrate with Google’s mobile apps and services, but the company has not made any announcements about the integration.