“One major highlight of iOS 8 was HealthKit, a framework designed to centralize the health information collected by the third-party apps you use,” Caitlin McGarry reports for Macworld.
“But there was a huge hole: The native Health app that acts as a database for all that information didn’t collect any data around women’s reproductive health, despite the fact that a slew of iOS apps are dedicated to helping women track periods, sexual activity, and other stats,” McGarry reports. “Not surprisingly, women noticed this glaring oversight and said to Apple: ‘Really?'”
“Apple is fixing its mistake in iOS 9 with a Reproductive Health section in the native Health app,” McGarry reports. “The app as we’ve seen it in the iOS 9 public beta collects the following data points: basal body temperature, cervical mucus quality, menstruation, ovulation test result, sexual activity, and spotting. You can enter your own data here if you don’t use a period-tracking or sexual health app, and Health really drills down into specifics (we’re talking mucus clarity).”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s good to see Apple continuing to add to and improve their Health app – an important repository of data.
(Hopefully, with the public release of iOS 9, they’ll have fixed the vexing bug we’re afflicted with where the Walking & Running Distance mileage total never changes despite toggling between day, week, month, and year.)
With iOS 9, iPhone now tracks sexual activity – June 10, 2015