A bug has been found in HealthKit, prompting Apple to postpone the launch of its health data platform by the end of the month.
“We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8 today,” the company says in a statement. “We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month.”
In the meantime, developers affected with this glitch are making their previous app versions back in the AppStore.Developers from all around the world have been working to integrate their health and fitness apps with Apple’s HealthKit platform. They expected to start offering the new version with the release of iOS 8, but that won’t be happening for at least a week or so. In the meantime, app makers affected with this glitch are forced to get their previous app versions back in the store.
It is suggested, though by no means confirmed, that Apple may have faced problems with data management issues on HealthKit. Cook & Co. are unsurprisingly quiet about the issue, leaving us to ponder what has actually happened. And chances are, we’ll never know…
HealthKit is an important component of the iOS 8; it is made to collect personal health data from different devices and apps, allowing users to access their fitness and medical information from a single place – the Health app. This same data is also available for third-party apps to access through the HealthKit platform.