What you need to know
- Developers now have new guidelines for HealthKit.
- Guidance for using the Works with Apple Health Badge was also published.
- Apple revealed HealthKit in 2014.
On Monday, Apple revealed new guidelines for HealthKit for developers. The SDK allows app developers to integrate health-related insights to users by working with the Apple Health app. The updated HealthKit Human Interface Guidelines offer guidance on using the Apple Health icon in a third-party app, enhanced editorial guidance on using Apple Health-related terms, and clarifies privacy and data-usage guidelines.
The update also explains how app developers can now use the Works with Apple Health badge to promote HealthKit-enabled apps.
New HealthKit icon use guidelines state:
Under the new HealthKit editorial guidelines, Apple explains:
With regards to the Works with Apple Health Badge, Apple has noted requirements for localization, artwork, background color, clear space, and more. There's also a section explaining the "Dos and Don't" for the badge.
HealthKit was first introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2014 alongside the iOS 8 reveal.
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