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Mobile technology for health behaviour change

WWDC scholarship (again)

For the second year running James White has been awarded an Apple scholarship to attend the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The conference, which this year runs between 8-12 June, brings together 5000 developers from around the world to learn, share and network. “Apple has recently been particularly active in the health space, with the release of HealthKit for health focussed-apps, ResearchKit for medical research, and the strongly health-focussed Apple Watch” James said. “I fully expect to hear about some exciting developments in this area, and I’m looking forward to the chance to again ask questions of the very developers and product managers who bring these products and services to us.”

Apple has once again announced a dedicated meetup for health app developers, which was one of the highlights of WWDC 2014 for James. “Having the chance to rub shoulders with some of the most well-known names in mobile health and fitness was priceless. I took the chance to ask a lot of questions, to explore opportunities for integration with the public APIs provided by a lot of these companies, and to get a sense of the ways in which these companies were looking to take advantage of the new tools and services that had just been announced. This year the Health, Fitness and Research Get Together was the very first session I marked in my schedule,” James said.