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HealthKit apps start trickling into the App Store

HealthKit apps start trickling into the App Store

With iOS 8, the promise of HealthKit apps left us wanting. Not ready for primetime, HealthKit — and the Health app loaded on your phone — were useless. iOS 8.0.1 fixed HealthKit, but broke other, more necessary items. Now that iOS 8.0.2 is out, we’re starting to see HealthKit apps trickle into the App Store.

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HealthKit iOS 8 apps cleared for landing

HealthKit iOS 8 apps cleared for landing

There’s been an iOS 8.0.1 update this week, and along with it an update for HealthKit. At the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus came word that HealthKit apps would need to take a breather. Now they’re back in action.

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Apple’s HealthKit is not quite ready for prime time [Update]

Apple’s HealthKit is not quite ready for prime time [Update]

Something seems to be wrong with HealthKit. This morning, several Developers noted that Apple had unceremoniously removed their offerings from the App Store, just hours ahead of the launch of iOS 8. Among them are apps from major portals, with one Developer reporting it’s a problem on Apple’s end.

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Apple Health medical trials: HealthKit in real life

Apple Health medical trials: HealthKit in real life

It’s time Apple had a true test of wills in a real hospital setting with its HealthKit software. Woefully behind the times, most hospitals still rely on phone and fax to forward test results to patients. Apple hopes to assist with this as well as the reading of test results in-house.

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Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

True to its promise, Jawbone today is expanding its UP app beyond the confines of its own fitness band, turning the personal digital coach into a platform of its own. The timing is perfect, too, since the new UP will also tie in with Apple's own ecosystem via the new M8 motion coprocessor on the new iPhone 6 and the newly unveiled Apple Watch.

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Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone is expected to open up its platform to the movement sensors in devices other than its own UP24 fitness band, with new apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Android Wear expected over the next month. The move, which could be announced as early as tomorrow we're told, will see Jawbone's fitness platform pull in data from smartphones and wearables - including Pebble - along with seamlessly integrating with Apple's HealthKit, so that data gathered by the iWatch should also be supported.

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Five reasons Apple’s September 9 event will be HUGE

Five reasons Apple’s September 9 event will be HUGE

Now that Apple has made their September 9 event official, the freak-out can begin. We think we know what we’re getting, but Apple is still playing their cards close to their chest. Given the plethora of leaks and rumors surrounding what is in Apple’s pipeline, we can safely assume September 9 — and what comes of it — will be huge. Here’s why.

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Apple HealthKit may get major help from healthcare providers

Apple HealthKit may get major help from healthcare providers

Teased at WWDC, Apple’s HealthKit is meant as a catch-all for your bodily stats and activity. The platform isn’t the forward-facing app we’ll see, but is a framework for providers to work with. New details now shed light on who Apple is working with to make it as robust as we need it to be.

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iWatch reportedly being tested by Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown

iWatch reportedly being tested by Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown

How do you measure the threshold of a fitness wearable? You get some of the fittest people on earth to test it! Apple is reportedly teaming up with various athletes from the NHL, MLB, and NBA to test their incoming wearable. One famous, future hall of famer was recently spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus, and the talks were said to be centered around the iWatch.

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Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Tim Cook hands-off with Apple iWatch say insiders

Apple CEO Tim Cook may be building a smartwatch but he's taken a hands-off approach to the rumored wrist-worn wearable, it's suggested, at odds to the notoriously micro-managing Steve Jobs. Development of the so-called "iWatch" has seen Cook delegate the details of its creation to his executive team, according to new leaks, including design chief Jony Ive, while the CEO takes a more over-arching view of Apple's wearables strategy.

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Google Fit health platform tipped to take on HealthKit

Google Fit health platform tipped to take on HealthKit

Like Apple, Google may be getting into the fitness tracking game. Following WWDC and Apple’s announcement of HealthKit, Google is reportedly getting into the game with Google Fit. The platform does much of what HealthKit does, just — you know — for Android.

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Apple iWatch wearable event tipped for October

Apple iWatch wearable event tipped for October

Apple aims to launch its first wearable device at an event in October, insiders claim, with a standalone launch for the new hardware range. Form-factor for the new device is unclear at this stage, though long-standing rumors point to an "iWatch" smartwatch with a health focus that would link into Apple's new HealthKit platform.

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