Apple Expected to Introduce Health Tracking App and Smart Home Toolkit at WWDC

The New York Times reports that Apple will be delving into two new areas on Monday -- connected health and the smart home.

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At WWDC 2014, Apple is expected to introduce a new health tracking app that will track statistics for health and fitness. Author Brian Chen cites an anonymous source "briefed on the product"

The health app will initially pull data from third-party fitness and health-monitoring hardware, the person said, but it will most likely be able to connect with a smart watch that Apple is widely expected to release this year.

Apple has also been rumored to be announcing their efforts in the connected smart home. On this front, Chen reports that Apple may introduce "tool kits for developers" to make smart home integration easier for developers and consumers. This initiative was previously described as a "Made for iPhone"-like certification.

Both of these products have been rumored in the lead up to WWDC, but last minute rumors and reports frequently leak out in the hours and days before the keynote. Apple's WWDC Keynote kicks off tomorrow at 10am Pacific. We'll provide live coverage here at MacRumors.com.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
130 months ago
Apple, I will do some healthy excersize thingies, but please update the Mac mini!

This will be WWDC,

Start with video of people using apple products
Spend the next x amount of minutes saying how great they are and mentioning apple stores in china.

New MacBook pros

iOS 8

OSX

Spend the last few minutes explaining all the great products they announced.

End of show
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Concerts:
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Computers:
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Sex:
[LIST=1]
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Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brunosh Avatar
130 months ago
Who da hell cares about Healthbook.. I hope that's not the best apple has to offer this year!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cobbyco Avatar
130 months ago
1. Repost old news.
2. Add almost nothing.
3. Get more page clicks.
4. ...
5. Profit?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
khovland92 Avatar
130 months ago
I don't want apps, we already have a million of those. I want features! Embedded OS features!


* Customization
* Option for tiles
* Option for widgets
* That fancy multitasking everyone is talking about
* Stuff I can't think of


Apps go into a "junk" folder.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MartinAppleGuy Avatar
130 months ago
I wonder if Samsung will be rushing to make some sort of Smart Home device within the next 20 hours? :P
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pavelbure Avatar
130 months ago
This will be WWDC,

Start with video of people using apple products
Spend the next x amount of minutes saying how great they are and mentioning apple stores in china.

New MacBook pros

iOS 8

OSX

Spend the last few minutes explaining all the great products they announced.

End of show
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)