When It comes to wearables, Google was one of the tech giants who took initiative and announced lot of new unbelievable products. Many Companies have just started to make wearables and concentrating more on fitness nowadays. Google took this in a serious and announced Google Fit at Google I/O 2014. It’s an open platform for developers to develop fitness apps easily. As promised, they are making a Google Fit preview SDK for all developers so that you can start building your apps.
The good news is, it’s not limited to smartphones. Google Fit Preview SDK provides a single set of APIs for apps and device manufacturers to store and access activity data from fitness apps and sensors on Android and other devices (like wearables, heart rate monitors or connected scales). This means that with the user’s permission, you can get access to the user’s fitness history — enabling you to provide more interesting features in your app like personalized coaching, better insights, fitness recommendations and more.
There are three sets of APIs designed to meet specific developer needs:
You can start building apps and you will be able to launch your apps later this year after the full Google Fit SDK was released. We here at Zombies Lounge are too excited about developers who are interested and passionate in this. For additional resources and more information about Google Fit, check out the Google Fit developers site.