Apple’s hotly anticipated new app—allowing users to keep track of their health and fitness in one place by sharing data from separate apps—has been revealed as part of iOS 8 by Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, at WWDC14 in San Francisco.
Powered by Healthkit, developers will now be able to design apps for health and well being that work together in the one app ‘Health’ rather than independently. Tracking things like blood pressure, weight, hydration, blood sugar levels, physical activity and rumoured to have an ’emergency card’, storing important information about the user in case they are unable to speak. It will also send information to clinics if a patient’s readings are abnormal and even prompt healthcare professionals to contact the patient.
Tech bloggers around the world are tipping that this will tie in with the yet to be released iWatch or smartwatch and other wearable tech that will be able to monitor health.
We’re interested to see if this will change the landscape of health apps and health technology and will keep an eye out in the coming months.