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.
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|Fitbit System||This is indirect access to the Fitbit System API. Please refer to the corresponding SDK below. This Fitbit System service launches an application given a UUID and includes; Variable memory,...||Fitness||Indirect|
|Fitbit Appbit||This is indirect access to the Fitbit Appbit API. Please refer to the corresponding SDK below. Appbit provides properties and methods that work with the application running on the Fitbit device....||Fitness||Indirect|
|Fitbit User||The Fitbit User Profile...||Fitness||REST v1.0|
|Fitbit Sleep||The Sleep API endpoint returns a summary and list of a user's sleep log entries, returns a list of detailed sleep entry data for a given date range, returns a list of a user's sleep logs and more....||Fitness||REST v1.2|
|Fitbit Heart Rate||The Fitbit Heart Rate API endpoint returns time series data in the specified range for a given resource and returns the intraday time series for a given resource. This includes; data for Heart Rate...||Fitness||REST v1.0|
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With the proliferation of devices like Fitbit, a growing amount of health data is being collected about consumers. APIs allow for this data to be integrated with data from other sources into a variety of apps and platforms. Device makers Fitbit, Withings and Jawbone do this for the consumer market. Increasingly platforms like Aetna Carepass, Kaiser Permanente’s Interchange and Runkeeper’s Health Graph are showing that APIs can be used to create digtal health apps.