Under consideration


Blood pressure from Apple Health

35 votes

Tagged as Mobile

Created 10 February 2016 by Belle B. Cooper

Moved into Under consideration 15 October 2016

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    This is important! Also look into Heart Rate Variability please!!! - very important for stress level analysis

    04 October 2016
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    Serge Acker

    Wouldn't integrating all data available through apple health be simpler than dealing with apps/services piecemeal ? Apart of course from specific data not being imported in it!

    20 February
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    Belle B. Cooper

    Hi Serge,

    If you mean why don't we integrate all Apple Health data at once, that's because different types of data are stored differently in Apple Health, so I have to write specific code for each type of data—there's no way to just grab everything.

    If you mean why don't we use Apple Health instead of building direct integrations with other devices and services, that's because a) not everyone has an iPhone or even wants to use Apple Heath, and b) Apple Health doesn't cover all types of data, or have the best quality data in many cases.

    21 February
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    Michael West

    Belle, I agree with both of your points above but Serge still has a valid point. You'd reach more people with greater functionality faster by making Health Kit integration the priority and then concentrating on the one off apps.

    21 February
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    Josh Sharp

    Michael, it's all well and good to say that as an iPhone owner, but not all of our users have one :) in terms of the iOS app development, we are indeed prioritising HealthKit data, but it doesn't make sense to rest our entire platform on it.

    Also, there are many types of data we are interested in, and not all of them are health or activity related! HealthKit is not a silver bullet for everything users are after.

    22 February