Launch platform for health monitoring Apple HealthKit began with problems




In a mobile platform HealthKit, officially earned the day before, crept error. Because of it, third-party developers can not connect to the new service by Apple for monitoring the health of users.


Platform HealthKit, integrated into the operating system iOS 8, provides for the collection of data from various sources on the user’s vital signs, including pulse, blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar, the amount of steps you’ve walked and calories burned, and then provide recommendations for treatment and maintenance of health.

As quickly as possible to take advantage of the new platform, companies such as Nike, Jawbone and MyFitnessPal, from June to work on updating their applications for iOS 8. However, on the day of the release of the operating system it was found that they can not get access to the data of HealthKit .

Once a problem is detected, the essence of which was not disclosed, Apple temporarily removed from new applications App Store. “We are actively working on correcting errors in the software update and plan to return applications to support HealthKit to the end of the month” – said the company. On error correction will take about two weeks, then restart the Apple platform.


Earlier, British doctors were concerned the upcoming launch HealthKit, by which Apple plans to take care of the health of users. According to doctors, the system is not capable with guaranteed accuracy to diagnose the user, or to correctly interpret the indicators of its health. The emergence of such developments may lead to the fact that people will start to self-medicate, and even develop the user hypochondria (constant anxiety about the possibility of ill), consider the British.

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