By Alex Spencer
Microsoft has launched an SDK for its Band activity tracker, enabling third-party developers to create apps for the device.
The SDK launches as part of a wider update to the Microsoft Health offering launched in 2014 alongside the Band. Microsoft promises this will be the ‘first in a series of updates’ based on user feedback.
This updates includes a web dashboard to examine activity data in more depth; the addition of a ‘Bike Tile’ on the Band which tracks cycling; the ability to read incoming messages on the Band and, for Windows Phone users, reply using either a virtual keyboard or Microsoft’s voice-activated Cortana software; and integration with the MapMyFitness service.
Microsoft currently seems to be redoubling its hardware efforts, with the forthcoming HoloLens and SurfaceHub plus, in Windows 10, the promise of a truly cross-platform OS working across all of these devices.
Source:: Mobile App News