Apple Reportedly Working On “HealthBook” App For iOS 8
Apple is planning to debut a new built-in app dubbed “Healthbook” in its next version of iOS ,codenamed as “Okemo”.According to 9to5Mac ,With the help of advanced motion sensors, the app will be able to track user’s blood pressure, heart rate and glucose levels. Additionally the app will have the ability to “manage and track weight loss”.
Recently, Company’s top executives Jeff Williams and Bud Tribble met with US Food and Drug Administration officials in the United States in respect to health related applications, as informed by the New York Times. The meeting details haven’t been out yet, but surely the main agenda could signal a new direction for the company’s upcoming product.
The application is said to look and act similar to Apple’s Passbook app , Instead of storing digital cards and coupons, the health focused app will store your fitness related data.
The company already began moving in that direction with its A7 chip and M7 motion co-processor, which company said will help health and fitness apps by providing enhanced contextual awareness of activity. Some companies, including Fitbit (makes its own fitness tracker)have already started using it to turn the iPhone 5S into a dedicated tracker.