Apple HealthKit

By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2015
HelpAround, the Israel-based startup that raised $550,000 last year to bring the sharing economy to diabetes care, has launched a new app, Alert, which uses HealthKit data in realtime to provide support to patients. The app imports glucose data from HealthKit and, when it detects a reading outside of a predetermined range, a popup gives the user a one-touch option to contact a predetermined list...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2015
During Apple's recent World Wide Developer Conference an iOS Software Engineer named Shannon Tan gave a presentation for developers that discussed the new features added to HealthKit as part of the iOS 9 launch. As part of her presentation Tan provided additional perspective on Apple's recent forays into health as well as its decision-making process for how it chooses which new tracking fields to...
By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2015
Compared to past World Wide Developer Conferences, Apple's latest presentation was light on health-related content. But buried in the talk about streaming music and HomeKit were some significant updates to both Apple Health and HealthKit as well as the fitness and health features of the Apple Watch. Early in the presentation, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior VP of Software Development announced...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
New York City and Austin, Texas-based Informed Data Systems has raised $8 million for its One Drop mobile diabetes management platform. The round was led by RRE, with additional contributions from BoxGroup, Capital Factory, and existing investors LAUNCH fund and Neu Ventures. One Drop is a direct-to-consumer app for diabetes management, currently available on iOS and Apple Watch. It allows users...
By Jonah Comstock May 19, 2015
Intel's Basis Peak will now connect to Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, both exporting the data tracked by its wearable and importing a small amount of data from Apple HealthKit. In addition, the company is launching a number of small firmware and software updates to its device, new band accessories, and a new limited edition version of the Basis Peak. Prior to this update, Basis users could push...
By Jonah Comstock May 14, 2015
Google Fit, a fitness app and data hub often considered to be Google's answer to Apple HealthKit, has added a number of new fitness features in a new update. These features help make Google Fit itself competitive with other dedicated fitness tracking apps. Specifically, the update adds the ability to track calories burned and distance travelled, provided the user enters their gender, height and...
By Jonah Comstock April 29, 2015
Mt Sinai's Asthma Health app. Apple just added a new line to its App Store submission guidelines for people interested in doing research via Apple's new ResearchKit platform: All studies conducted via ResearchKit must obtain prior approval from an independent ethics review board. 9to5Mac first spotted the new guideline. This is at least the second time the guidelines for this particular...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2015
Just a few days before the first units start shipping, Apple has posted some support documents that pull back the curtain on some of the technical details of its heart rate monitor, and also give some insight into steps Apple has taken to head off potential skin irritation issues. Apple blog 9to5Mac first spotted the two new pages. According to the new heart rate page, Apple Watch monitors the...
By Aditi Pai March 26, 2015
Redwood, California-based health app maker Hello Heart has raised $1.3 million in a round led by Resolute Ventures with participation from angel investors including Waze CEO Noam Bardin, BlueRun ventures Co-founder John Malloy, and Facebook Product Director Ran Makavy. “We set out to do one thing -- make it simple, painless, and even fun to track and understand your medical data," Hello Heart CEO...
By Jonah Comstock March 17, 2015
OptimizeMe, the Zurich, Switzerland-based life logging app that interprets wellness data users collect through apps and devices, will soon launch its second version under a new name, following an "amicable legal dispute resolution" with UnitedHealth Group. OptimizeMe shares a very similar name with United's employee wellness app OptumizeMe, and United holds the trademark on the name. Under the...