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Fitbit has released OS Developer Preview 3 which includes the new Power API allowing apps to display device battery charging information, the addition of the brightnessOverride parameter to the Display API, and a permissions requirement. The company also announced the #Made4Fitbit App Challenge.
The use of technology is prevalent in both professional and amateur sports organizations these days. Here, we highlight the top 10 sports APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities for consideration of the top 10 include activity tracking, fantasy sports, event tickets search and live sports scores.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in PDF and Japanese categories, among others. Also added to the directory, some client libraries for use with the Twilio and Fitbit APIs.
SDKs from IoT platform Temboo have been embedded into new hardware chips from Samsung and Qualcomm, giving devs a new market entry point for building IoT products.
Fitness related apps have seen a big rise in popularity over the last couple of years and are expected to grow. We take a look at the top APIs within this category.
This article features companies that sell wearable electronics designed for consumers interested in personal health, fitness culture and quantified self.
We have devised 10 reasons you should stick with your Fitbit and ignore Apple’s smartwatch, to help calm down your impulsiveness.
As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, "API" is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.
BodyMedia provides insight into your body’s physical state through four scientific measurements. It uses a pedometer-like device to measure physical motion and steps, but also has galvanic skin response, skin temperature and heat flux measures. The BodyMedia API will give application developers access to all these metrics on your body’s recent activity. FitBit is in a similar space, but FitBit just doesn’t have as many measurements to use in its applications.
There is no shortage of great tools out there to help you get in shape and keep track of your progress. You may be familiar with Nike's Nike+ system, that is heavily integrated with the iOS platform. It offers a great deal of data, but if you're like me, it wasn't enough to really rave about. Helpful, yes. Impressive, potentially. But FitBit, with its new FitBit API, has the potential to be much more.