Google releases SDK preview for health, fitness app developers

Google has released a preview software development kit for its new mHealth platform, Google Fit, prior to its fall launch.

The Google Fit SDK contains three application programming interfaces: the Sensors API enables discovery of and communication with available health and fitness sensors, the Recording API allows apps to utilize Google Fit's ability to efficiently collect and store data in the background and sync it with the cloud, and the History API can return queries about past activities and locations.

The cloud backend for the SDK is not available yet, but will be soon, according to a Google blog post.

Announced in June, Google Fit will aggregate health and fitness data from multiple apps and trackers to present a more comprehensive view of a user's overall wellness. Apple, Samsung and WebMD have all announced similar platforms in recent months.

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