RunKeeper Makes Its Health Graph API Open to the Public

RunKeeper’s Health Graph API is now on public beta, so that fitness fanatics can give workout data access to their doctors, physical therapists, gym trainers, nutritionists, and the like.

Running enthusiasts from all over have enjoyed the benefits of fitness applications such as RunKeeper. This app, originally available on iOS devices, can now be accessed and used by mobile gadgets on Android and Windows OS as well. As of the start of 2011, RunKeeper has had more than five million registered users, making it one of the top app downloads of the year. Widely used by joggers, cyclists, skiers, and the like, this smart program keeps track of distance, height, speed, and other workout data.

As of August 2011, RunKeeper’s Health Graph API has gone public, allowing app developers to access it with ease. This makes it possible for them to customize apps or create websites with the user profiles of fitness fanatics who are registered on RunKeeper. This practical change has also made it easy for runners to grant their doctors and gym trainers access to their Health Graphs, also known as their workout data. In this way, health experts and fitness professionals can more effectively guide their clients as they follow a properly targeted exercise regimen.

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