Apple starts approving HealthKit apps

On Friday, Healthkit enabled applications began appearing on the App Store following iOS 8.0.2 release. As first spotted by 9to5mac this morning, fitness and health related applications for the iPhone and iPad are now being approved with HealthKit compatibility following yesterday’s iOS 8.0.2 release.

One of the first apps to have received HealthKit support is Flask’s FitPort (pictured below), a $1.99 program that acts as a replacement for Apple’s stock Health app in iOS 8. It integrates with the stock Health app and provides a number of interesting dashboards to track your fitness and body stats in a simple and beautiful way.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal, a free iPhone application and one of the most popular food tracking utilities on the App Store, should be updated for HealthKit later today, bringing its data to iOS 8’s Health app.

To take advantage of HealthKit-powered apps, you will need to update your devices to the latest iOS 8.0.2 firmware. In addition to fixing cellular connection woes and Touch ID issues plaguing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices after the much-maligned iOS 8.0.1 update, iOS 8.0.2 also contains a bunch of fixes for other teething issues.


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