“After these early wobbles, HealthKit looks to making a slow recovery. Apple CEO Tim Cook told an earnings call in April that around 1,000 apps HealthKit-enabled apps had been published to the App Store,” Best reports. “But it’s a lesser known companion service to HealthHit called ResearchKit that is also generating a lot of excitement among doctors right now. ResearchKit, launched in March, is a software framework that allows scientists and medical researchers to build apps that can tap into HealthKit to gather health data from iPhone users.”
“According to Cook, over 60,000 people have signed up to participate in trials running on the system in the first weeks after it launched – an unheard of number for clinical trials, especially ones that haven’t been widely publicised,” Best reports. “As an open source kit released for scientific research, ResearchKit may not be a massive moneyspinner for Apple, but early results are already proving its worth to the industry. If there’s a product that’s likely to establish Apple as a player in healthcare, it’s ResearchKit.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Contrary to this article’s tone, HealthKit is doing just fine.
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