After introducing invisible reCAPTCHA back in March, Google has now rolled out the first reCAPTCHA Android API for Google Play Services. Ten years on after creating reCAPTCHA on the internet in order to separate humans from bots online; make the internet safer and prevent spam activities; Google has now introduced the API for Android so mobile users can use their apps without being interrupted as well as preventing spam and abuse.
Over the years, CAPTCHA has helped website owners in preventing malicious attacks by spam bots. It has also helped Google to enhance its machine learning database by digitizing and transcribing text and images, every time a user ticks and passes the CAPTCHA box.
reCAPTCHA has evolved quite a lot over the years from moving from just numbers and letters to images and patterns. More than a billion people have since benefited from the measure, as annoying as it seems most times, reCAPTCHA has done a good job of keeping the internet safer and faster.
Google says in its blog post the reCAPTCHA Android API is included with its SafetyNet, which provides device attestation and safe browsing services for mobile apps.