Launch of iOS 8 has a hitch; HealthKit compatible apps are removed from the App Store

Launch of iOS 8 has a hitch; HealthKit compatible apps are removed from the App Store
Check your iOS powered device, because Apple has started to push out iOS 8 to eagerly awaiting iDevice users. Actually, not all Apple devices will be receiving the update. You must have the Apple iPhone 4s or newer, the Apple iPad 2 or newer or the Apple iPod touch 5th generation. While Apple continues to push out the update, things are not going perfectly well for the Cupertino gang this afternoon.

According to a tweet from developer Brian Mueller, Apple has removed all HealthKit compatible apps from the App Store. The list includes Mueller's own Carrot Fit, calorie counter MyFitnessPal, and WebMD. All three had support for the HealthKit initiative that comes with iOS 8, including the Health app.

Apple is said to be working on a fix for the problem, but it looks like all apps that integrate with the Health application will have to sit out today's launch of  iOS 8. An earlier tweet from Mueller indicated that the problems could last throughout the remainder of the week.


source:  @BrianMueller333, 9to5Mac via Engadget

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13 Comments

1. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

"with the Heath application" - Heath bar or Heath, Ohio?

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

HealthKit is the most intriguing thing about iOS 8 to me. Being the fitness buff I am, I can't wait to use its features. Gotta stay swole.

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I've got big hopes for health kit. I have family members that require monitoring and sometimes there's no one around if things get critical - I like to imagine that the hospital would be informed just like family members. We'll see. Healthkit paired with iWatch is the cheapest solution in my opinion - like I said just hoping health kit lives up to at least half the hype.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope all is well with them bro, my mom needs monitoring for diabetes. I know the stress it can cause. Good luck.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Downloading iOS 8, as I type this. iWeek has started.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

AlikMalix read post 8, I can't stop laughing.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

What are these people's problem?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Idiots man I tell ya. I don't even bother responding to him, not worth my time.

12. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

HealthKit may end up being great but if you have family members that require monitoring I would look elsewhere. The iWatch is good for sending a throbbing heart icon to someone but not for alerting you or a health care provider when something serious happens. Do yourself and your family member a favor and get an uncool professional monitor.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Well it's not the fact that they need monitoring, maybe I wasn't clear, but it'll be nice that their doctor will be informed if anything happens ever. I've seen wrist bands and pendants that require monthly lease and they only connect information to a monitoring person in the hospital - we're not at that stage - but a one time bought item beats monthly lease rates. My grandma has dementia - find my friends was absolutely best (she doesn't have an iPhone - but she has an AT&T iPad. It's rare, but we know exactly the time she leaves her house. We also send her update photos and memos to keep her on track.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Will set to update when I get home after the errands. My wife has 5 and I got 5s - she's training for marathon run in 1.5 weeks - it will be her first. She uses fuel when she trains but the iWatch is something she's not interested yet - we're not watch wearers. So like I said high hopes for the health kit on iDevices alone - will have to see iWatch in action before gaining interest. Edit: I may be very interested in the rumored luxury iWatch version - that looks less of a smart watch and more like a lux watch. And hopefully something in. $2000-$3000 price point - I'm hitting that age group, you know?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31599; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I want the aluminum sport, with a White band. That's sweet she runs marathons. I wanna do the Las Vegas Marathon, it's a 26 miler. I currently run 4 miles a day mon-fri morning and hit the weights at noon, the most I've ever ran was 7, and I'm in much better shape now. It's on November 16th I think, but if I do,it, it'll be in 2015.

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