Life Fitness stands as the first fitness equipment manufacturer to open its products to the developer community via APIs. Life Fitness created LFopen to encourage app development around Life Fitness equipment. Currently, APIs exist to enable web based applications or mobile applications that pull data from machines.
VitaDock includes a family of software applications and physical monitors that allow users to monitor vital data across multiple devices. VitaDock Online enables synchronization of VitaDock data (e.g. blood sugar, weight, temperature, etc.) between multiple apps and mobile devices. VitaDock Online released an the VitaDock API that allows developers to connect apps and websites to VitaDock Online.
The Fleetly API infuses your app with tools for the workout crew. Information is available through a user account. In a crowded fitness app market, Fleetly aims to make the work outs social. You earn badges but also get ranked against others.
During the first few days of this December, over 1,000 civic technologists collaborated around the world during the Sanitation Hackathon. The Hackathon’s mission was simple in words, but immense in potential impact: “to tackle leading sanitation challenges.” Teams of developers joined to tackle various problem statements that threaten basic livelihood across the globe. Problem statements fell into one or more of seven categories (i.e. governance, handwashing, open defecation, rural, toilets, urban, and waste water).
The University of Michigan Medical School created the Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network (VIOLIN) because the vaccine research field lacked a web-based central repository where researchers could easily retrieve the vast amount of data underlying hundreds of years of research. Not only has VIOLIN provided the online database, the database is easily accessible via the VIOLIN API.
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.
Who has time to fit exercise into their busy schedules these days? Or maybe there is time, but most of us simply lack the motivation to get up and do it. So what if there was an app that could give you that motivation? The Running Club app is a virtual running club that allows users to schedule live activities with friends in different locations.
GymPact, the startup that pays members to achieve their workout goals, announced integration with RunKeeper via the Health Graph API. GymPact users can now expand their qualifying workouts beyond the gym. GymPact co-founder, Yifan Zhang, “Ever since we launched, [GymPact] users have asked to count outdoor activities (runs, walks, bike rides) toward their Pact.” The integration with Health Graph answers the users’ demand as it pulls “RunKeeper GPS-tracked activities from the API so that [GymPact] can automatically count them toward GymPacter’s Pacts.”
HealthJibe is a tool designed to help users stay on top of their physical health and well-being. Part of the Allegeant suite of wellness solutions, HealthJibe was created with the intention of partnering with clients to improve the overall health of their employees; aiding them in achieving wellness goals, staying healthy, reducing health risks or managing chronic disease. The HealthJibe API is a great way for developers to integrate this services functionality.
Covering over 200,000 foods and dishes, MyNetDiary’s API provides two services to integrate right into your application: FindFood ( 0.5 cents a query) and GetFoodDetails. The input format is HTP request parameters or SOAP. Output format is JSON or SOAP. Food lookup results are sorted by popularity.