Health iPhone

As several reports predicted, Apple is getting into the Healthcare industry with iOS 8 by introducing a new app called ‘Health.’ Health provides an easy-to-access hub where iPhone owners can store and monitor important fitness and health-related metrics.

As explained by Craig Federighi, this is a huge improvement over the current situation, where this kind of information is spread across multiple apps and services. And of course, Apple also introduced HealthKit for developers, which means 3rd-party integration…

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Federighi detailed how Apple’s working with developers like Nike to build on the HealthKit platform, and it’s also working with the Mayo Clinic and other healthcare facilities to implement HealthKit’s technology into their own apps. May Clinic’s CEO says:

“We believe Apple’s HealthKit will revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people. We are proud to be at the forefront of this innovative technology with the Mayo Clinic app.”

It sounds like Apple’s new health initiative is much bigger than just a fill-in for Nike+ or FitBit client, and it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here.

  • Cameron Nelms

    Totally different Icon, that was unexpected.

    • Manjot Singh

      exactly what i was thinking

      • Liam Mulcahy

        Me too

    • n0ahcruz3

      Last minute changes? Ios 7+ design is simple and flat it can be easily edited without too much hassle. Look at the guy who recreated the design of ios7 from MS paint lol

      • Cameron Nelms

        That’s true, very true.

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        Who said it was going to look like the passbook in the first place

      • n0ahcruz3

        Huh? Passbook what are u talking about mam?

      • Andy

        A ‘leaked’ logo showed Health with a design similar to the Passbook app logo 1-2 months ago.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Why u guys telling me about passbook? Chunli there replied me with a similar response

      • Umut Bilgiç

        They are just trying to say that the rumored app icon of the health looked like passbook app icon. And was indeed called healthbook

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yes but i was just responding to cameron. I never mention anything about passbook looking like the health app

  • Dani Hayes

    The rumors were true.

  • Victor

    Cool stuff today

  • n0ahcruz3

    Apples version of bloatware : Newstand, passbook, and now health book. Just kidding 😛 dont flame me lol

    • Sean Clark

      It’s part of the puzzle. M7 processor was needed for Health.app. Health.app is needed for something else coming along.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Ofcorse i dont disagree.

    • If only they allowed you to uninstall OR disable them from your homescreen…I’d for sure do that for newstand.

  • Jason Baroni

    Ok. iOS 8 is awesome!!!

    • Rowan09

      I agree it is the best version so far. They didn’t show anything about maps yet though.

      • Jason Baroni

        There are more yet to come! Can’t believe these improvements!

  • CAS

    Suck it Samsung