Apple Introduces HealthKit
As part of iOS 8 Apple also introduced HealthKit, a hub and service that can be used to monitor health and interact with healthcare providers. HealthKit works with third-party apps, such as those from the Mayo Clinic, to collect and sync data from iOS devices to the owners' doctor's office. Apple envisions HealthKit as a central repository for all the health apps running on a device. Developers will be able to hook into the service to enrich peoples' ability to track and manage their health.
iOS 10.1.1 Resolves Health Data Bug
Apple today pushed iOS 10.1.1 to iPhones and other iOS devices to resolve several bugs. In particular, iOS 10.1.1 fixes an issue that prevented Apple Health data from being visible to some users.
Apple's CareKit to Help iPhones Owners Manage Their Health
Apple today announced CareKit, a tool that will work with mobile apps to help people track and manage various conditions and diseases. The app can be used to collect data points for a range of afflictions and then shared with family members or medical professionals.
Microsoft Debuts Health Platform and Wearable
Microsoft today announced Microsoft Health, a new platform that's similar in basic approach to Apple's HealthKit and Google's Google Fit programs. Microsoft Health relies on a cloud-based service where consumers and the industry both store health and fitness data.
First Apps Created with Apple's CareKit Make Their Debut
Apple and partners are making the first wave of CareKit apps available today. Apple announced CareKit at a media event last month.
Apple's going the Samsung way