Following our reports earlier this year that exclusively revealed details and screenshots of Apple’s Healthbook app, Apple today just officially announced the app confirming the details of our reports. Apple’s new platform, codenamed Healthbook, will be officially known as ‘HealthKit’ on the developer side of things, and will come with an accompanying app for iOS 8 called ‘Health’.
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We believe Apple’s HealthKit will revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people. We are pround to be ar the forefront of this 9innovative technology with the Mayo Clinic app. – Dr John H. Noseworthy, CEO, Mayo Clinic
As we detailed extensively in our previous reports, the Healthbook app in iOS 8 is used as a central location on the device to track data from apps and devices used for recording health and fitness related data. Apple detailed how it’s working with fitness app developers like Nike to integrate the Healthkit platform into their fitness tracking apps, and it’s also working with the Mayo Clinic and others in the healthcare field to enable integration with Apple’s new Health tracking app and their own iOS apps.
Apple didn’t spend a lot of time talking about the platform, and it hasn’t yet provided details on whether or not it will be open to developers or just to its own partners.