Not much is left before the WWDC 2014 event kicks off and now, the New York Times, has confirmed that Apple will be announcing the all new Healthbook app that will keep track of a user’s health and fitness and to provide various information in these areas.
The health app will initially pull data from third-party fitness and health-monitoring hardware, the person said, but it will most likely be able to connect with a smart watch that Apple is widely expected to release this year.
In addition, the source has mentioned that Apple will also introduce its smart home platform that will basically enable users to control their smart home appliances such as light bulb, thermostats or door locks etc. wirelessly using their smart device.
While many smart appliances already exist, Apple could introduce tool kits for developers that would allow apps to more easily communicate with home appliances, which could make the connected home systems simpler to set up for consumers.
Health monitors and smart home technology are still a specialized part of the tech market with some popular devices like Fitbit’s pedometers or Nest’s smart thermostat. However, the likelihood of Apple entering into these markets will make consumers pay more attention to these categories.
Stay tuned with us as we cover every bit of news from today’s WWDC 2014 event which will kick start at 10 AM Pacific Time.