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NewsPoster Jun 2, 2014 02:31 PM
Health app, HealthKit framework exposed as part of iOS 8
As a part of <a href=" ation.options/" rel='nofollow'>showcasing iOS 8</a>, Apple today confirmed the firmware's <a href="" rel='nofollow'>long-awaited</a> fitness tracking app and framework. The latter is nicknamed HealthKit, and serves as a central way of storing and managing fitness information. Third-party apps can tap into this repository; Apple is in fact partnering with companies like Nike and the Mayo Clinic on integration, and HealthKit will be able to optionally notify doctors if a person's data falls outside of a safe zone.<br />
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Something seen only briefly in today's WWDC keynote was <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Health</a>, the app that iOS users will be able to view their own data through. It does however appear to resemble Passbook, displaying statistics in separate "cards" a person can tab through. Monitoring categories include things like heartrate, blood type, calorie burn, sleep, medications, and nutrition.<br />
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For privacy's sake users can choose which data is accessible by other apps. A unique feature is the Medical ID, a card people can set to be loadable from a device's lock screen. The ID can be configured to list things like conditions, allergies, prescriptions, and emergency contact information.
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