The best way to help us integrate Headspace is to tell them you’re keen. You can contact Headspace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I use iOS. Is it possible to track the mindfulness minutes (from Headspace) via Apple Healthkit?
@colewashere sadly, doesn’t look like Apple Health supports mindfulness/meditation values, so it isn’t possible.
Sorry, I don’t know much about HealthKit. However, I do see some mention in their API docs of mindfulness sessions: https://developer.apple.com/reference/healthkit/hkcategorytypeidentifier/1648575-mindfulsession
I’m not sure exactly how to access it though.
@colewashere Thanks for the link, Cole. My fault for saying it wasn’t possible, as I couldn’t find this when Josh asked me. Looks like it’s new in iOS 10. I’ve added meditation minutes from Apple Health to “under consideration”, as I don’t want to promise it before I test it but I’m happy to look into it when I get a chance. Here’s the card if you want to add your vote: https://trello.com/c/mqB634Qr/200-meditation-minutes-from-apple-health
Thanks for looking into it!
You’d be able to correlate happiness with meditation. Would be interesting to see other effects of meditation
Belle and Josh - Just wanted to update this and mention that “meditation minutes” are now attributes that can be accessed from both Apple Health AND Google Fit.
I’ve emailed Headspace and requested that they work with Exist on a potential integration, but in the likely scenario that they don’t respond with an enthusiastic “yes!” ;) , it seems as though you could technically integrate headspace across both Android and iOS simply by pulling meditation minutes from Google Fit and Apple Health, respectively.
What do you think? Would this be possible? Seems as though adding an additional attribute to an existing integration might even be an easier development path than a full-fledged stand-alone Headspace integration.
Do we know for sure that Headspace supports Google Fit? This is all I could find about that integration, saying it doesn’t, but who knows how out of date that is.
There’s a suggestion for Meditation from Google Fit already so yes, once that’s added, theoretically that covers many apps that integrate with Google Fit or Apple Health. You’re right that it is much simpler to add.
Josh - It’s definitely supported in the app, so i sent them an email last night asking why their support site said that Google Fit wasn’t supported yet. It looks like they actually updated their support site over the past 12 hours, because the same link you shared above now contains instructions for linking Headspace to Google Fit. here it is.
I’ve also sent a screenshot of the integration to Exist’s twitter account just in case it’s helpful.
Thanks for that! I thought it might just be out of date. Good on them for updating it so quickly.