April 28, 2015
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Some developers don't just love code that runs--they also like to get out and run, themselves. And, because they're developers, they love to collect statistics and track their progress over time. If you're one of those people, good news: online service MyFitnessPal has provided the MyFitnessPal API to help its users bring together all their data from various devices and apps in a single place.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph -- a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual's personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual's health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.