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Sep 18, 2014

What is Apple’s HealthKit and what does it do?

There are delays with iOS8 because of problems with the “HealthKit.” I’ve never heard of HealthKit before. What exactly is it?

09/23/2014
Here's a link to the HealthKit developer site:

https://developer.apple.com/HealthKit/

And you can see some info about HealthKit in iOS 8 on this page:

https://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/health/

"The new Health app gives you an easy‑to‑read dashboard of your health and fitness data. And we’ve created a new tool for developers called HealthKit, which allows all the incredible health and fitness apps to work together, and work harder, for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution."
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09/18/2014

According to an article by Zach Miners over at PCworld

 

HealthKit is a new tool for developers in iOS 8 designed to let their apps talk to Apple’s native health apps. HealthKit is meant to pull in information from other apps and devices, like calories burned or heart rate, and make it more useful. For instance, it could allow a nutrition app, with the user’s permission, to tell other fitness apps how many calories the person consumes in a day, Apple says.

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