Apple Gets Into Fitness Tracking With Health App and HealthKit for iOS 8

By Samantha Murphy Kelly


Apple announced its foray into the fitness tracking space on Monday with a new Health app and a service called HealthKit coming to iOS 8.

During a keynote presentation at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in San Francisco, the company introduced new features coming to the next-generation software for the iPhone and iPad

While developers use HealthKit, consumers will see the Health app. The concept is similar to Apple’s Passbook app, the iPhone’s virtual pocket for things like airline boarding passes, movie tickets and coupons. It will be able to pull in data from other third-party apps such as Nike to keep all your health-related information in one hub. …

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