WWDC14: iOS 8 Includes Health App Based on HealthKit Platform

Apple announced their new HealthKit platform and Health app. The main idea is that HealthKit is a single comprehensive repository for all your health and fitness information. The announced platform goes far beyond the rumors. 

The app can not only receive information about your blood pressure from other apps, but then, because Apple is partnering with hospitals nationwide, can automatically alert your doctor of situations needing attention. You can, of course, control privacy.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.