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HealthKit support added to WebMD, Carrot Fit, Yummly, more

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HealthKit support added to WebMD, Carrot Fit, Yummly, more


In addition to FitPort and MyFitnessPal, a couple of more app updates with HealthKit support have grow to be out there on the App Store. These updates permit you to share well being and health knowledge with Apple’s new Health app on iOS 8 now that Apple has enabled HealthKit with the release of iOS 8.0.2 after issues in iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.0.1.

First up is WebMD for iPhone. Users of the WebMD iPhone app can now permit the well being info service’s Healthy Target function to talk with knowledge shared with Apple’s well being app. The profit to that is WebMD makes use of this info to create “actionable insights in your well being knowledge”. WebMD’s replace was beforehand obtainable on iOS 8 launch day till Apple pulled HealthKit-enabled apps due to a late-found bug.

Carrot Fit is one other app affected by the launch day challenge, however its again at the moment with full HealthKit integration. The unconventional exercise app makes use of knowledge from Apple’s Health app to monitor exercises, weight, and weight-reduction plan for monitoring your health. This is how Carrot describes Fit’s HealthKit integration:

Thanks to HealthKit, you'll be able to run however you'll be able to’t cover from CARROT as a result of she will now monitor health actions carried out all through the day — even whenever you’re not actively utilizing her. She will give amusing suggestions whenever you step on a wifi scale with a HealthKit-suitable app, and threaten you with complete annihilation for those who’re lagging behind in your day by day step objective.

Make CARROT indignant, and you'll activate her new “calorie shaming” punishment — she is going to begin making jokes concerning the meals you eat as you enter them right into a HealthKit-suitable calorie counter app.

Carrot Fit is out there for $2.99 on the App Store, and HealthKit support is a free replace for present clients.

You also can discover HealthKit integration with Yummly, a free recipe and grocery purchasing listing app for iPhone. By integrating with HealthKit, Yummly is in a position to do two issues: share details about meals and vitamin knowledge with Apple’s Health app, and take a look at knowledge shared with Apple’s Health app from different apps for making smarter suggestions for meals and recipes.

FitStar Personal Trainer, the health app loaded with exercises and movies from soccer star Tony Gonzalez, has additionally been up to date with HealthKit support.

Several more apps with HealthKit support must be rolling out over the subsequent few days as builders can now submit HealthKit-enabled apps. Remember: these updates require iOS to use HealthKit and Health. Let us know under in case you spot any or have any suggestions, and keep tuned for complete listing of HealthKit apps as more develop into obtainable.

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