Published on April 21st, 2009 | by Babar Bhatti0
Upcoming OS And Toolkit Will Help Developers Write Better Apps For iPhone
Apple says it is on the verge of launching a new iPhone operating system that will remove many of the objections and obstacles for developers. Along with the new OS there is a new toolkit which t is expected to add about 1,000 functions to help developers come up with new applications. I selected 2 examples related to health and wellness, mentioned in a WSJ article.
For some developers, the new building blocks have opened up possibilities for new health-related iPhone accessories. LifeScan Inc., of Milipitas, Calif., a Johnson & Johnson-owned company that makes glucose monitors, recently demonstrated a software program it hopes will help make it easier for diabetes patients to communicate their glucose levels to caregivers and family. The program, taking advantage of the iPhone’s new ability to connect with accessories wirelessly, reads the patient’s glucose level from the monitor, then transmits it through the phone.
Similarly, Jon Ulmer, founder of Luminant Software, the Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of the popular Pedometer iPhone application, says he is considering a wireless heart-rate monitor to work with his software program.